Dylan Pearce

Dylan Pearce has served as a member of our board of directors since 2018. Mr. Pearce currently serves as a Partner at Greycroft Partners, which he joined in 2014. Mr. Pearce received a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California.

Mark Vranesh

Mark Vranesh has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2019 and as an advisor from November 2017 to December 2019. Mr. Vranesh previously served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for TuneIn, Inc. from January 2020 to July 2020, as the Chief Financial Officer of App Annie Inc. from August 2015 to April 2017, and prior to that served as Chief Financial Officer of Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) from May 2008 to August 2010, Chief Accounting Officer from August 2010 to April 2014, and as Chief Financial Officer from November 2012 to April 2014. Mr. Vranesh served as a member of the board of directors of BrightRoll, Inc. (acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in 2015) from May 2014 through January 2015 and of Catch Sitka Unlimited Co. since May 2020. Mr. Vranesh also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel and as an entrepreneur in residence for the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo since September 2015. Mr. Vranesh also serves as an advisor to a number of private companies, including GmbH and ReviverMx, Inc. Mr. Vranesh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1990.

Roman Simonov

Roman Simonov has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Mr. Simonov currently serves as a Managing Director at Siguler Guff & Company, LP (“SigulerGuff”), where he is responsible for investments, particularly cross-border transactions, in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector across all stages. Prior to joining SigulerGuff in 2010, Mr. Simonov was a Managing Director at Delta Private Equity Partners from 2007 to 2009. Previously, Mr. Simonov worked at Intel Corporation from 1996 to 2007 in various financial, treasury, and strategic business development positions, including at Intel Capital from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Simonov graduated from the Moscow Civil Engineering University in 1989 and holds an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, graduating in 1996.

Trynka Shineman

Trynka Shineman Blake has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2020. Ms. Blake currently serves as a member of the board of directors of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), a position she has held since March 2019. In addition, Ms. Blake has served on the board of directors of Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) since August 2018. Ms. Blake has also been a member of the board of trustees of the Mass Technology Leadership Council since June 2018. Previously, Ms. Blake was the CEO of Vistaprint, a global e-commerce company, from February 2017 to February 2019, and served as the President of Vistaprint from July 2014 to January 2017. Ms. Blake received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University, and her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Oleg Shchegolev, Co-founder and CEO

Together with Dmitrii Melnikov, Oleg co-founded SEMrush in 2008 and the two have since grown the company into an industry-leading SaaS digital marketing toolkit. Oleg began his career as an IT engineer starting with the development of SEOquake which was released in 2006. He founded SEMrush with Dmitry Melnikov and served as its CEO since its inception in 2008. Under Oleg’s guidance, SEMrush has become a multi-award winning and truly global company. In 2018, Oleg raised $40 million in funding led by Greycroft, Siguler Guff, and e.ventures.

Dmitry Melnikov, Co-founder and COO

Dmitrii Melnikov is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of SEMrush. Since establishing the company in 2008 alongside CEO Oleg Shchegolev, Dmitrii has overseen the operational development of the company. Under Dmitrii’s direction, SEMrush opened six offices in two continents and was able to help transform SEMrush from a startup into a global SaaS digital marketing business. His polished project management skills and sound ability to data mine has enabled him to successfully build one of the world’s best competitive intelligence tools across the globe.