WHO WE ARE

We think big, start small,
and move fast

Ahrefs is a multinational team with roots from Ukraine and headquarters in Singapore. We are truly a lean start-up company. We value making meaningful and easy-to-use products. We shift things fast to better deliver our customers with what matters most to them, and to keep us ahead of the game with the manifesto "First do it, then do it right, then do it better".

About

Ahrefs history dates back to 2011 when our first version of Site Explorer was introduced to the public after one year of thorough preparation and data mining. With the launch of Site Explorer, Ahrefs stirred the stagnant field of backlink analysis and kick-started a new round of competition among SEO tool providers back then and quickly became one of the world's best backlink analysis tools.

From our humble beginnings, Ahrefs has steadily grown. We started out with the first cluster of 6 hand-made servers, gradually moving on to our current powerful 60 TFlops system. Today, our index is updated with the freshest backlinks found on the web every 15 minutes, and the crawler processes up to 6 billion pages a day. Hard to believe — it is only three times less than what Googlebot does!

Dmitry Gerasimenko

Dmitry Gerasimenko

CEO, Founder @

Author of idea and founder of Ahrefs. Dmitry performs deep intuitive control on all aspects of Ahrefs innovations and developments. He is the one driving the team, and keeping constant motivation running alive through each and every team member.

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Igor Pikovets

Igor Pikovets

CTO, Bug Breeder

A real heavy lifter of our team and one of the first members to join Dmitry in building Ahrefs. He architects the core of storage and crawler systems and guides all backend development, ensuring that you get the data you are looking for. Also, he is responsible for maintaining the best development practices to secure fast and sustainable evolution of the backend services. He is passionate about OCaml and is constantly looking for top developers to strengthen our team (HINT: Drop him a note!). If Igor weren't a bug breeder, you could find him playing blues in downtown bars.

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Anna Ignatenko

Anna Ignatenko

Tech Translator & Customer Support @

Anna keeps all our projects in pure literary English and is also known as our indispensable stress resistant Ahrefs Support.

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Andrii Antiukhov

Andrii Antiukhov

Bug Killer

Andrii breathes life into all visual shapes created by Andrey & Max and is in charge of user-friendliness of Ahrefs' interface. He is our tireless worker who makes sure that Ahrefs' services work harmoniously.

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Helen Datsenko

Helen Datsenko

Customer Support & Content Curator @

Helen is a dedicated Customer Support team member. She gladly provides assistance to users and enjoys helping them stay abreast of the latest Ahrefs improvements.

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Raman Varabets

Raman Varabets

Bug Researcher

Yet another chief programmer in our small group of high-class devs responsible for system's core. Raman invariably takes and solves problems that require in-depth and attentive approach. Our API development is completely his terrain.

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Jerry Maala

Jerry Maala

The Resident QA Ninja aka Bug Hunter

Jerry ensures that Ahrefs products are fit for use and have a high standard of quality.

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Handy

Handy

Handyman of the Web

Handy's mission is to develop, maintain and enhance Ahrefs website. He is a beach lover. If he weren't a developer, Handy would like to become a time traveller. He completed his first half-marathon for the very first time in December 2013.

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Max Li Bin

Max Li Bin

Front-end Developer

Max loves the web and builds websites for both the eyes and fingers. He is excited about new technologies on the web that make our life easier and our environment better. Max couldn't imagine what he would do if he weren't a front-end developer. A travel buff, he will pack and go whenever he can. One of Max's most memorable trips was when he travelled to China and stayed in a village for 2 weeks.

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Tim Soulo

Tim Soulo

Marketer @

Tim’s job is to do everything possible to make more SEOs learn about awesome Ahrefs tools and persuade them to become paid subscribers. His best idea so far was to tattoo an Ahrefs logo on his forehead and submit his selfie to Reddit, but luckily the guys have talked him out of that.

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Jiaming Zhan

Jiaming Zhan

Data Scientist

Jiaming is the Ahrefs Data Scientist with the passion of creating insights and values from massive structured and unstructured data.

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Dmitry Chervov

Dmitry Chervov

Bug Forecaster

Dmitry wrote his first computer program at the age of 6. Since then, he has been exploring many areas from electronics, assembler and interrupts to desktop software, mobile apps, web frontend and backend. Having been a winner of programming contests in his school years, Dmitry brings the same passion to his current work. In this lifetime, he is destined to become a software engineer, but if he were born in the future, he would probably be a neuromorphic AI engineer.

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Dmitry Grebeniuk

Dmitry Grebeniuk

Backend Developer

Dmitry is a software engineer, focused on code correctness and reliability. He was attracted by Ahrefs technology behind the huge amounts of data stored and crunched every second, and by company's goal to crawl the whole internet. His impracticable dream, which he still pursues at all times, is that all code and math in the world be formally proved (thus preventing robocalypse, at least).

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Joris Giovannangeli

Joris Giovannangeli

Backend Developer

All we can say about him at this time is that he's too lazy to write his own short bio.

David McSweeney

David McSweeney

Head of content

David's primary role is to create engaging, actionable and informative content for the Ahrefs blog - showcasing the power of our toolsuite and helping to attract new clients. With almost 20 years experience in SEO and link building, he's been involved in internet marketing since before Google was even a thing!

Bogdan Rybiy

Bogdan Rybiy

Backend Developer

His first years of being a programmer were infested by the functional language, Lisp. (Now, he can't write without using braces) Wanted to become a doctor, but decided that it was much safer to comprehend computers than humans.

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Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

Backend Developer

Matthew is on the San Francisco team at Ahrefs, and enjoys functional programming, low-level systems programming, and the OCaml renaissance that we're in the middle of! In a past life he studied formal methods and applications of mathematical logic in CS, but got tired of everything being undecidable.

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Andrey Kirillov

Andrey Kirillov

Designer

All we can say about him at this time is that he's too lazy to write his own short bio.

Grégoire Lionnet

Grégoire Lionnet

Backend Developer

Started to really enjoy programming through functional programming. Working on cryptographic API only enforces his love of OCaml and languages with strong assertions.

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