Andrew is a Technical Leader with over 16 years of experience. He excels at an intersection of data science, product, and leadership. Currently, Andrew is a Senior Product Manager of Applied Science at Amazon, overseeing Search Science & AI of Amazon Search (former A9). Prior to his current role, he was a Chief Product Officer at Chatfuel, building a SaaS platform that allows creating NLP chatbots in Messenger without any coding skills. They went through Y Combinator, received funding from Yandex, Greylock partners, 500 Startups, and became a market-leading solution used by Fortune 500 companies. Andrew was in charge of Product and Operations (CPO & COO). Additionally, he has experience as a Director of Head of Image Search at Yandex, leading a tech-heavy service and a team of 50 reports: product managers and AI engineers (ranking/machine learning, computer vision & deep learning, big data, high-load infrastructure). Both creative and well-organized, Andrew started a number of successful initiatives within Yandex as well as masterfully supervised a large team of several dozen people. He has a rare combination of technical savviness and a customer focus, which enables him to create and manage sophisticated products that inevitably rock the market. On a personal side, Andrew is a very energetic and motivated person. These qualities, along with his optimism and open-mindedness, easily spread within his team and beyond, making a highly positive impact on the entire organization. Early in his career, Andrew worked as a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager for a few companies.
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