An Experienced Team

…with decades of experience helping customers develop innovative solutions

Mikhail Krasnov

Chairman & President

Ph.D. in Economics. Certified Director by the London Institute of Directors and former Board Advisor to the Russian Minister of IT. Mikhail is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of over 30 years in the IT industry. Mikhail Krasnov was a co-founder of Verysell Group in 1990, the preceding firm of Verysell Technologioes and one of the top 10 largest IT holdings in Russia on 2004-2011.

Petr Krasnov

CEO & CFO

Petr brings to the table 14 years of legal and financial experience. Petr began his career in the hedge funds industry in London. He has been on both sides of multiple M&A deals, as well as working for 3 years in corporate finance within the IT industry. For the past 7 years, Petr has spearheaded multiple complex mandates which include cross-border mergers, restructurings and commercial litigations. He graduated from Cornell University and speaks three languages.

David Drever

Chief Revenue Officer at VeryPay

David is responsible for leveraging the roles that sales and marketing play in driving growth for the business, as well as aligning all revenue-generating departments and building strategic partnerships. David has 20 years’ experience in the online payments industry and has spent most of his career developing sales and strategic partnerships channels.

Prior to joining VeryPay, he was Business Development Director for two start-ups, FXCPay - a disruptive multi-currency payments solution and Hokan - a private key management technology provider for crypto custodians. Prior to this he was VP of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division. His team developed profitable commercial channels with leading technology platforms and systems integrators across multiple vertical markets.

David has a deep passion for business psychology. He is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Coach. He has led several international leadership programmes and has spent the last 20 years building expert teams.

Andrey Tikhonov

CTO at VeryPay

Andrey has over 20 years of progressive technology development and executive management experience within the card payments industry. Andrey has held VP and CTO positions with leading point-of-sale terminal manufacturers and VARs, including Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX, Dejavoo Systems and Castles Technology. He provides vision, strategy and direction through the full product life cycle - from inception to implementation, market introduction and maintenance. Andrey holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science from Novosibirsk Technical University in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Alistair Copeland

CEO of SmartDev

Over 20 years of experience as an innovative business leader and highly knowledgeable technologist. His focus on customer success and integrity has earned him the reputation as a trusted advisor to the numerous clients who seek out his services. For the past decade Mr. Copeland has been the Managing Director of NashTech a division of Harvey Nash based in London. He led the expansive build outs of new markets, drove significant headcount growth and managed a successful P & L. Mr. Copeland is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science).

Tam Vo

HR Director, SmartDev

Deep understanding in the IT fields and about 1 year in Hospitality & Technology business; Strong Experience in Admin, T&D, Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition and HR Management. Result Oriented, Multi-tasking, Honest, Confident, Sociable; Willing to take challenge, willing to learn; Positive and open-minded.

Luan Nguyen

Finance Director, SmartDev

Nguyen Le

COO, SmartDev

14 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 6 years
PM/PO/Agile Coach for 8 years
COO for 2 years (SmartDev)
Founder Agile Developer community in Da Nang

Vincent Roye

Director of Delivery Centre, SmartDev

11 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 4 years
PM for 4 years (3 at SmartDev)
GD for 3 years (SmartDev)
Working in Vietnam for past 6 years

Maxime Perniola

CEO, VeryPlay

Product Owner / Project manager with more than 12 years' experience, 7 as a software engineer, 5 as manager, I am now in charge of technology directing and managing Scrum projects related to FinTech. I belong to my previous companies' pioneers in Agile and Scrum as I practiced Scrum development for 7 years and became Scrum Master on mobile and web projects. I'm passionate about new technologies, video games and agile. I often participate in agile conferences and Scrum Master training.
Chairman & President

Mikhail Krasnov

Ph.D. in Economics. Certified Director by the London Institute of Directors and former Board Advisor to the Russian Minister of IT. Mikhail is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of over 30 years in the IT industry. Mikhail Krasnov was a co-founder of Verysell Group in 1990, the preceding firm of Verysell Technologioes and one of the top 10 largest IT holdings in Russia on 2004-2011.
CEO & CFO

Petr Krasnov

Petr brings to the table 14 years of legal and financial experience. Petr began his career in the hedge funds industry in London. He has been on both sides of multiple M&A deals, as well as working for 3 years in corporate finance within the IT industry. For the past 7 years, Petr has spearheaded multiple complex mandates which include cross-border mergers, restructurings and commercial litigations. He graduated from Cornell University and speaks three languages.
Chief Revenue Officer at VeryPay

David Drever

David is responsible for leveraging the roles that sales and marketing play in driving growth for the business, as well as aligning all revenue-generating departments and building strategic partnerships. David has 20 years’ experience in the online payments industry and has spent most of his career developing sales and strategic partnerships channels.

Prior to joining VeryPay, he was Business Development Director for two start-ups, FXCPay - a disruptive multi-currency payments solution and Hokan - a private key management technology provider for crypto custodians. Prior to this he was VP of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division. His team developed profitable commercial channels with leading technology platforms and systems integrators across multiple vertical markets.

David has a deep passion for business psychology. He is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Coach. He has led several international leadership programmes and has spent the last 20 years building expert teams.

CTO at VeryPay

Andrey Tikhonov

Andrey has over 20 years of progressive technology development and executive management experience within the card payments industry. Andrey has held VP and CTO positions with leading point-of-sale terminal manufacturers and VARs, including Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX, Dejavoo Systems and Castles Technology. He provides vision, strategy and direction through the full product life cycle - from inception to implementation, market introduction and maintenance. Andrey holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science from Novosibirsk Technical University in Novosibirsk, Russia.
CEO of SmartDev

Alistair Copeland

Over 20 years of experience as an innovative business leader and highly knowledgeable technologist. His focus on customer success and integrity has earned him the reputation as a trusted advisor to the numerous clients who seek out his services. For the past decade Mr. Copeland has been the Managing Director of NashTech a division of Harvey Nash based in London. He led the expansive build outs of new markets, drove significant headcount growth and managed a successful P & L. Mr. Copeland is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science).
HR Director, SmartDev

Tam Vo

Deep understanding in the IT fields and about 1 year in Hospitality & Technology business; Strong Experience in Admin, T&D, Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition and HR Management. Result Oriented, Multi-tasking, Honest, Confident, Sociable; Willing to take challenge, willing to learn; Positive and open-minded.
Finance Director, SmartDev

Luan Nguyen

COO, SmartDev

Nguyen Le

14 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 6 years
PM/PO/Agile Coach for 8 years
COO for 2 years (SmartDev)
Founder Agile Developer community in Da Nang
Director of Delivery Centre, SmartDev

Vincent Roye

11 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 4 years
PM for 4 years (3 at SmartDev)
GD for 3 years (SmartDev)
Working in Vietnam for past 6 years
CEO, VeryPlay

Maxime Perniola

Product Owner / Project manager with more than 12 years' experience, 7 as a software engineer, 5 as manager, I am now in charge of technology directing and managing Scrum projects related to FinTech. I belong to my previous companies' pioneers in Agile and Scrum as I practiced Scrum development for 7 years and became Scrum Master on mobile and web projects. I'm passionate about new technologies, video games and agile. I often participate in agile conferences and Scrum Master training.