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Vitaly Golban

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

General Manager, Previously Head of Global Publishing Team, Mail.Ru Group.

General Manager, Previously Head of Global Publishing Team, Mail.Ru Group.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
  • Product
  • Marketing
  • Business Development

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • Marketing
  • • Business Development

Involved In


General Manager 2013 - present
Head of Global Publishing Team Mail.Ru Group 2011 - 2013
IT Division Head Astrum Nival 2009 - 2011
IT Manager Nival 2006 - 2009


Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Technical University) (MIET) 2001 - 2006
National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and English Linguistics 2003 - 2005

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Transportation
  • • Smart Home
  • • Media
  • • Financial Services
  • • Edutainment
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Content
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Game development • Online gaming • Video Games • MMO • Computer Games

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Jeffrey Lujan
We worked together  •  Recruiting TOP game talent for Studios and Publishers, JSL Game Recruiting Inc.,. Previously Executive Mentor, The University of Arizona.
Vitaly has a solid vision of how to get from point A to point Z and carefully orchestrates the obstacles that may lie ahead. I would describ ... e him as tireless and relentless when it comes to achieving a goal.
Miki Bellon
We worked together  •  Regional Nonprofit Consultant, TriNet. Previously Business Performance Advisor, Insperity.
Vitaly is a natural leader who is concerned for his employees while possessing the tenacity to overcome barriers, drive to exceed expectatio ... ns, and confidence to attract support for his cause. I was especially impressed in his thoughtful authority while working with him as well as his passionate command. I respect and support Vitaly's exemplary entrepreneurship, achievements, and spirit.
Jeff Hilbert
We worked together  •  Founder, Co-CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Development Management. Previously Founder, Boardmember, DDM.
I have worked with Vitaly across quite a few disciplines as he is responsible for building My.Com's (Mail.RU) presence in North America. H ... is position as GM requires him to have a firm grasp of all aspects of a company as an entrepreneur while working within the boundaries of a large Public company
Alexander Goldybin
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Chairman, iLogos and Co-Founder and CEO, iLogos Europe.
Leonid Chernyy
We worked together  •  Head of B2B, Rambler&Co. Previously Country Product Manager, Turkey, GIS products, Yandex.
Vitaly can be very helpful for all kind of IT businesses.
Denis Alaev
We worked together  •  Founder, Unicorn Bay. Previously Product Manager, Ahrefs.
Marc Mencher
We worked together  •  President & CEO, GameRecruiter.
Vitaly brings an admirable expertise and passion about the PC, MMO and F2P Mobile Games market. He is extremely knowledgeable about his com ... pany's products and services and possesses an impressive understanding of the competitive landscape. He is open-minded meaning he knows he can learn from others; asking for advice when needed. Like many successful entrepreneurs, Vitaly is always thinking ahead. He has a flexible but clearly established set of goals. Also like many entrepreneurs he is constantly asking "What Next"? He understands that being a successful entrepreneur is a lifestyle choice, not a destination.