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Oleg Shchegolev, Co-founder and CEO

Based in Boston

Oleg founded Semrush in 2008 with Dmitry Melnikov and has served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and a member of our board of directors since October 2012. Oleg began his career as an IT engineer starting with the development of SEOquake, which was released in 2006.

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Eugene Levin, President

Based in Boston

Eugene has served as our Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer since March 2016. Before joining Semrush he was Investment Director of Target Global from March 2016 to March 2017 and Partner from November 2014 to March 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at AggroStudios from September 2013 to November 2014. Eugene also served as a Partner of Foresight Ventures and as a Senior Systems Analyst at Cloudmach Inc.

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Tatiana Starikova, Chief HR Officer

Based in Prague

Tatiana Starikova has served as our acting Chief Human Resources Officer since July 2021. Tatiana previously served as Senior Vice President of Global HR at Semrush from November 2017. Prior to that, Tatiana worked as a Global HR Director in different international Tech and Digital Companies like RealWeb and AdHands from 2014-2017.

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Evgeny Fetisov, Chief Financial Officer

Based in Boston

Evgeny has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2019. Evgeny previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT) from May 2017 to May 2019, and prior to that he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Moscow Exchange (MOEX: MOEX) from February 2013 to March 2017. Prior to that, he was a member of the board of directors of B2B-Center and RTS Stock Exchange, and a Managing Director and Partner at Da Vinci Capital. Evgeny is a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

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Andrew Warden, Chief Marketing Officer

Based in Austin

Andrew serves as Semrush’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2021 and leads a team of over 150 global marketing and communications professionals. Andrew has a track record in building and optimizing global marketing functions from the ground up. He has lived and worked in some 20+ countries, with a primary focus on digital marketing and digital transformation. Prior to Semrush, he held CMO roles and led global marketing functions at UnitedLex, SoftServe, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), GfK, and more.

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Vitalii Obishchenko, Chief Operating Officer

Based in Amsterdam

Vitalii has served as the Chief Product Officer of Semrush since May 2015. In this role, Vitalii drives overall vision and strategy for the entire Semrush product suite.Prior to that he served as one of our Product Owners from July 2013 to May 2015 and as a Developer from September 2008 to June 2013. Before joining SEMrush, Vitalii worked with Oleg as a developer of SEOQuake.

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Maria Belkina, Senior Vice President of Core (SEO) Unit

Based in Amsterdam

Maria has been Senior Vice President of the Core (SEO) Unit at Semrush since 2018. Maria joined Semrush in 2014 as a Product Owner. Prior to joining Semrush she served as team leader at E-Government LR from 2012 to 2014.

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Dmitry Melnikov, Co-founder

Based in Boston

Dmitry is the co-founder of Semrush along with Oleg. He has served as our Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors since October 2012.

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Del Humenik, Chief Revenue Officer

Based in Hilton Head, SC

Del has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since August 2017. Priors to joining Semrush he served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Dex Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXM) from November 2010 to December 2015 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of Sales of Dex Media, Inc. Prior to that Del was the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX), and the Vice President of Sales at VIS, a division of Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

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Olga Andrienko, Vice President of Brand Marketing

Based in Barcelona

Olga joined Semrush in 2013 as head of Social Media andhas served as our Vice President of Brand Marketing since 2017. Prior to that, Olga was at Lux Express Group from 2009 to 2013 where she was most recently a Project Manager. Olga is a speaker at major marketing conferences and the Head Judge at Content and Social Media Awards across USA and Europe.

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Olga Denisova, Vice President of Digital Marketing

Based in Amsterdam

Olga has been the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Semrush since 2020. Prior to joining Semrush, Olga was at Veeam Software for five years, most recently as Director, Global Marketing, Strategic, and Alliance Campaigns.

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Alex Sukennik, Chief Information Officer

Based in Boston

Alex serves as Semrush’s Chief Information Officer as of April 2022. Prior to Semrush, Alex served as the CIO of Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID) from March 2018 to April 2022. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Nasdaq: HMH). Alex was also the Head of Information Technology for Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD). Alex also served as a Founder and CEO of SaaSLicense, successfully acquired by Apptio, Inc. (Vista Equity Partners) in 2020.

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Bob Gujavarty, Vice President of Investor Relations

Bob joined Semrush in February 2021 as the Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to Semrush, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Q2 Holdings (NYSE: QTWO) from April 2014 to March 2019. Prior to that, Bob was a Research Analyst covering the Semiconductor Industry for Deutsche Bank Securities


Based in Austin

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Steve Murgo, Senior Vice President of Retention

Based in Denver, CO

Steve has served as Senior Vice President of Retention since July of 2022. In his current role Steve is responsible for leading the Global Customer Support, Customer Success and Account Management organizations.

Steve joined Semrush in June of 2019 to design and build a Revenue Operations & Enablement department. Prior to joining Semrush he served as VP of Global Sales Operations at Kids2 and VP of Sales Operations & Planning and VP of Digital Ad Products & Consumer Marketing at Dex Media, Inc (NASDAQ: DXM).

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Brian Wool, Senior Vice President of Sales

Based in Chicago, IL

Brian joined Semrush in October 2021 as Vice President of Sales, and has served as Senior Vice President of Sales since July of 2022. In his current role Brian is responsible for leading the Global sales team of over 200 sales professionals.

Brian, a 20 year veteran of the data and analytics industry, brings significant experience in building and scaling world class sales teams. Prior to Semrush, he held senior level positions at Infutor Data Solutions (acquired by Verisk, NASDAQ: VRSK), Neustar, and was a founding member of Localeze which was acquired by Neustar in 2011, and several other leading digital marketing companies.

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Joanna Drabent, Head of Prowly Unit

Based in Warsaw

Joanna is the Head of Prowly Unit at Semrush. Prior to Semrush, Joanna was CEO and co-founder of Prowly, which she founded in 2013 and which was acquired by Semrush in August of 2020. Before co-founding Prowly, Joanna founded and ran Kolko PR agency from 2010 to 2016. Joanna has been listed as one of the top start-up female founders in Europe by Forbes and The Hundert and she is also a member of the EY Winning Women™ European group.

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Pavel Matveev, Head of Market Research Unit

Pavel has been the Head of Market Research Solutions at Semrush since 2017. Prior to joining Semrush, Pavel was Product Manager at i-Free from 2009 to 2014.

Based in Barcelona

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Fryske Helms, Vice President of Analyst and Public Relations

Based in New York

Fryske serves as Vice President of Analyst and Public Relations for Semrush. She brings over 15 years of experience providing strategic communication guidance for leading B2C and B2B brands, with a proven track record of driving results while leveraging the full spectrum of marketing and communications offerings to advance business and brand objectives. She has served in PR leadership roles for Samsung's U.S. business, and prior to that within Edelman, a leading global PR agency.

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Stepan Shirokikh, Vice President of Platform Infrastructure

Based in Prague

Stepan has served as VP of Platform Infrastructure since June 2022. Stepan joined Semrush in 2009, being one of the first Senior Engineers in the company, developing the first Semrush products, and later leading the product infrastructure teams as Head of Engineering. In 2015 Stepan established a new location for the company in the Czech Republic and became the General Manager as well. Prior to Semrush, Stepan was a Software Engineer at several software companies.

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Pavel Fabrikantov, Vice President of Apps and Innovations

Based in Amsterdam

Pavel has served as VP of Apps and Innovation since June of 2022. Pavel joined Semrush in 2017 as Engineer and led the Local SEO division as Product owner and then as Head of Local solutions. Before joining Semrush, he was a partner and project manager in consulting tech companies like Workpoint and TOPS.

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Marcus Tober, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions

Based in Berlin

Marcus Tober joined Semrush in 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. Marcus is among the world’s leading SEO specialists, earning recognition as one of the top 8 “Online Influencers in Digital Marketing” and EU Search Personality of the Year 2016. Prior to Semrush, Marcus held a variety of senior leadership positions at Searchmetrics, a global search experience platform, which he founded in 2005.