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Meet Arkady, a visionary leader with a background in driving operational efficiency, strategic partnerships, and business development.
With a proven track record of success across various industries, Arkady has consistently delivered exceptional results and played integral roles in transforming organizations.
As the Chief Operating Officer at VK.com, the largest social network in the CIS region, Arkady streamlined operations and reporting, resulting in remarkable cost savings of $33 million in 2020 alone.
Recognizing the importance of data-driven decision-making, Arkady led the transparency team, spearheading the company's transformation to a data-centric approach.
At Luxoft, a global leader in outsourced software development, Arkady served as the Director of Marketing & Business Development, driving significant revenue growth. He fostered valuable relationships with potential clients, resulting in the acquisition of over $45 million in new business.
During their tenure as CEO of Indigos.ru, the largest online education store for school kids in Russia, Arkady restructured the company in a mere three months, driving productivity growth and cost reduction.
Furthermore, Arkady spearheaded the development of a new web-based product, turning the company profitable. His strategic acumen led to the M&A deal with a prominent company in the school education sector.
At Thankyou.ru, a groundbreaking content distribution platform based on the "Pay what you want" model, Arkady served as the Founder and CEO.
Through strategic negotiations, Arkady secured agreements with all the top Russian musicians, enabling free and unlimited access to their music.
Additionally, Arkady spearheaded a captivating social media movement that garnered national media attention, solidifying Thankyou.ru's position as an industry disruptor and the largest digital music label in Russia.
As the Co-founder and CEO of RUCEA, a talent management and event agency, Arkady redefined the industry standard by implementing a systematic pricing system for artist bookings.
RUCEA evolved into a full-scale management agency for red carpet events, catering to high-profile clients such as Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron. Under Arkady's leadership, RUCEA successfully executed over 350 events within a span of three years.
Arkady holds an MBA from INSEAD, he also obtained a Master's degree in physics from Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov. Fluent in English and Russian, with practical proficiency in French, Arkady effortlessly navigates diverse cultural and professional landscapes.
Beyond their professional achievements, Arkady maintains a diverse range of personal interests.
He is passionate about exploring the intersections of sciences and the emergent properties on these borders. Arkady loves snowboarding and rock climbing and sometimes dwells into painting and playing drums.
We talked about the following and other items
Are we better off than we used to be
Why he started a VC fund
Space and the potential of intelligent life.
Their process for getting to yes
Arkady’s Social Media
Arkady’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arkady-kulik/
rpv Website: https://rpv.global/
Arkady’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/arkady_kulik
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