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Stan Podolski

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

CEO of Nimble Aircraft, a startup in powerlines inspections with long range drones

CEO of Nimble Aircraft, a startup in powerlines inspections with long range drones

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Operations
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Operations

Involved In

Side Projects

Nimble Aircraft


CEO GRAPHICS GROUP January 1993 - January 1997
VP Business Development INTERMEDICA, Nizhny January 1992 - January 1993
CEO Nimble Aircraft January 2016 - present
Account Director Taproot Foundation March 2013 - present
Chief Reality Turner XLazz 2014 - present
CTO Orangry Inc 2015 - 2016
CEO FollowLater January 2014 - December 2015
Design Control Center Manager Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas July 2012 - March 2013
ESS Liaison, Associate Director Walgreens 2011 - July 2012
Technical Services Manager Hallmark Data Systems January 2008 - January 2011
Engagement Manager VORTALSOFT INC May 2009 - August 2010
Technical Manager Ricoh Americas Corporation January 2004 - December 2008
Infrastructure Architect Accenture January 2004 - December 2006
IT Architect Infotriever July 2002 - December 2004
Consulting Architect Cap Gemini Ernst & Young March 2001 - July 2002
Team Leader IBM Canada October 1999 - March 2001
Executive VP of Business Development GRAPHICS GROUP January 1993 - January 1997
Business Development Manager INTERMEDICA, Nizhny January 1992 - January 1993


2009 Rutgers Business School Strategy and Finance 2007 - 2009
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark Finance and Strategy 2007 - 2009
Nizhny Novgorod State University Physics 1985 - 1992
Нижегородский Государственный Университет им. Н.И. Лобачевского (ННГУ) Physics 1985 - 1992
Founder Institute
Rutgers University - Newark Finance and Strategy 2007 - 2009

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Customer Acquisition
  • • Marketing
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • Public relations
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices
  • • robotics
  • • drones
  • • UAV
  • • UAS
  • • aerospace

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Business Development

Key Accomplishments

I have been an IT person for 20 years, played roles from Developer and Admin to the IT Director.

Currently I am working on a startup in data acquisition and processing collected by drones. We have flying prototype and working to make it to the market

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am demanding, but not obsessive, attentive to details, but not micro managing.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Stan is awesome?
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Ann Hoeger
They're my school  •  Consultant, Aspire Up and Innovation and Branding Strategist, Consulting (Freelance and Fulltime). University of Iowa grad. Kellogg grad.
I was one of Stan's peers in founder institute. He is passionate about being an entrepreneur and meeting others in the space
Donald Maycott
They're my mentor  •  Vice President Sales, GDTECH Holdings, LLC and President, Scalable Technology Innovations LLC.
Stan thinks outside the box and is very creative.
Ilia Privine
We worked together  •  Hybris developer, Anixter. Previously Senior Developer, Accenture Interactive.
STAN is great
Kris MacDermant
They're my school  •  Partner, Sprocket Professional Services and Adjunct Professor / Marketing, Kean University.
Stan has always come up with some amazing ideas. He's a unique individual that would be a great addition to your group.
Alex Martychenko
Software Test Engineer Level 3 at HRSDC/RHDCC, Government of Canada.
He is already a great entrepreneur. Besides, his motto "Done Is Better Than Perfect" (which he always keeps in his projects), I believe, say ... s it all.
Jason Jacobsohn
They're my friends  •  Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, City Colleges of Chicago and Director, The Founder Institute.
Stan is a great team player who is hungry to make a difference. He has the tenacity to build something of value.

Alexander Temerev
They're my friends  •  Quantitative Strategy Developer, AlgoTrader GmbH and CEO, Miriam Laurel.
I like Alexander's idea and I believe there is a need for a projects like this. On top of that he is persuasive in making it.

Jason Jacobsohn
Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, City Colleges of Chicago and Director, The Founder Institute.
Had an opportunity to work with Jason at Founders Institute. He is knowledgeable, helpful and ready to go extra mile. Would highly recommend

Felix Reznik
Founder of YourCard - Business Card, Reimagined! All the features you want and none of the limitations you hate.

Sergey Ignatchenko
We worked together  •  Blogger, and Security Researcher, Research Industrial Systems Engineering GmbH.
I know him for 15 years as a software architect for large-scale projects. This includes architecting one project from scratch, currently th ... at project has half a million simultaneous users online, and was sold last year for 5 billion dollars.