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Employee Spotlight: Mark Kalygulov


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What makes working at Aarki so special is being part of a team of exceptionally brilliant, ingeniously creative, and friendly people. To get to know more about our colleagues, we will feature a new team member every month.

Who’s on this month's spotlight? 

  • What is your role at Aarki?
    I’m Mark, VP of Engineering at Aarki. Currently working with the engineering team on scaling our systems for the growing demand.

  • What drew you to Aarki originally? And how has Aarki changed since?
    I knew Levon for a long time prior to Aarki. When he and Sid decided to start the company, I was excited to join and work with them on new and interesting ideas.  We have grown alot since then.

  • What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in Aarki?
    I think what we are doing now by merging our cutting edge creative tools with an already strong performing DSP is unique and powerful.    

  • What sorts of industry trends do you see?
    Mobile advertising is growing at a very fast pace and surely will continue exploding during the coming years. My perspective is that advertisers will have more focus on data. Everything about performance.

  • What do you think is Aarki’s biggest opportunity in 5 years?
    We have great plans for the future but I can consider our current opportunity in DSP space the biggest opportunity for the coming years.

  • What is your proudest moment at Aarki?
    Not one, but many, many moments. For example, every day I see the crazy ads our creative team conjures with the tools we’ve built, and that makes me proud of what we have accomplished.

  • How would you describe Aarki culture?
    We are mostly nice people :)
  • What is your personal philosophy?
    Being open-minded is the philosophy I follow.

  • How would you describe the best place you’ve travelled by far?
    I like Rome. So much history and something interesting around every corner.

  • What are the three things you can’t live without?
    Coffee, chips and salsa, internet.

  • What books are at your bedside?
    No books right now. The last one I read was “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson.

  • If given a chance, who would you like to be in a day?
    I would like to be somebody with more time.

  • What is an ability you wish you have?
    Teleportation.
  • You’d like to be famous for?
    I would like to be famous for teleportation.
  • You’re happiest when?
    When my daughter hugs me.

Mark is a graduate of BS Computer Science and has been in the industry for 12 years.  His contribution in the development of Aarki is tremendous.

Topics: Aarki Culture