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Leadership Team

Spotware’s strong leadership team has directed the company to its many accomplishments over the years, and is responsible for creating hundreds of job opportunities along the way, as the company has grown to over 120 people.

Key Personnel

Andrey Pavlov

Founder and President

Prior to starting Spotware, Andrey spent over 10 years at NatWest, Citi, Alfabank and EBRD. Following this, he switched to entrepreneurship, specializing in Fintech and trading solutions. Andrey had taken multiple successful exits in the fund management, hosting and liquidity aggregation sectors. In 2010, he founded Spotware, taking the position of its CEO until 2018. During this time, he devoted 100% of his time to Spotware and cTrader, the two brands he had been eternally passionate about. Andrey built cTrader to fill a gap in the market, which needed a trader-focused, STP trading platform, instead of numerous workarounds for the legacy product that dominated the market. Today, cTrader is the most current and complete online trading platform available to banks, brokers and exchanges.

Alexander Shulman


Alexander Shulman has a vast experience in managing software development. With a strong background in engineering, product management and mobile software development, he has been successfully operating in the Fintech and IT industry since 2006. In 2015, he joined Spotware as Product Development Manager, soon becoming the Head of Client Side Development. With main focus on overseeing products’ development and ensuring their quality, he had gained in-depth product knowledge and understanding of user experience. In 2018, Alexander has been appointed CEO of the company.

Alexander Geralis

Business Development Manager

Coming from a professional trading background, Alexander has first-hand experience in trading various asset classes. From having traded physical fuel and cryptocurrencies himself, to providing market analysis for the oil and gas sector and being a renowned contributor to such reputable publications as the Cointelegraph, he utilizes his vast expertise and inside-out market understanding to add valuable insight to trading platform needs, deliver outstanding customer experiences and oversee the functioning of marketing and communications in order to have Spotware’s partner network grow to reach their full potential as a brokerage while utilizing Spotware’s solutions.

Alex Avanesov

Head of Network Operations

Alex has been managing Spotware’s network operations since March 2012. He played a key role in helping the company scale over the years, and ensured flawless connectivity and data distribution to traders worldwide. Today, Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the company’s physical hardware and global infrastructure. Alex joined Spotware after 10 years as a senior engineer, and later – a network operations manager at PrimeTel PLC, a leading telecommunications provider in Cyprus

Elena Krachok

Head of Human Resources

Elena’s background in public relations and marketing of technology products, made her ideal for the company’s recruitment needs. She specializes in promoting and upselling the company to the best of the best in their respective field, and helps Spotware acquire its top talent. Elena oversees all employee welfare issues by using her natural instincts and her team to care for our valuable team members. Elena manages a team of 5, who collectively manage the company’s human resources needs.

Panagiotis Charalampous

Head of Community Management

Panagiotis has over 10 years experience in software development, specializing in c# and Microsoft technologies. These skills, along with his part-time trading experience, made him an ideal candidate for Spotware’s Community Manager. He helps tens of thousands of robot developers using c# to build their automated strategies. He is also responsible for the development and growth of the cTrader Community, helping traders embrace cTrader products and expand their knowledge by realizing the platform’s full potential.