Meet Ahrefs Team

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Meet Our Team

Dmitry Gerasimenko contact emailcontact linkedintwitter

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.

Business, travelling, globalization, sociology and society development, tennis, nature trekking, skiing.

Igor Pikovets
CTO, Bug Breeder


A real heavy lifter of the developer team. Being a dream of every IT company, Igor is devoted to our team and is one of the first team members to join Dmitry to build Ahrefs history. He engineers the core of storage and crawler systems, ensuring that you get the data you are looking for in a timely fashion. Also, he keeps the entire infrastructure up and running. If Igor weren't a bug breeder, you could find him play blues in downtown bars.

Guitar, Go (weiqi), trekking, rainy weekend.


Helen Datsenko contact email

Customer Support & Content Curator

Helen is a dedicated Customer Support team member and Ahrefs SEO Digest writer. She gladly provides assistance to users and at the same time enjoys helping Ahrefs Blog readers stay abreast of the latest SEO news by curating contents for Ahrefs weekly SEO Digest. If Helen weren't engaged in the world of digital marketing, she'd love to be a traveller and nature enthusiast. Last summer Helen climbed Hoverla mountain in Ukraine and tried out rafting on a mountain river for the very first time and she fully loved the experience.

Reading, music, movies, travel, engage in active rest (hiking & cycling). Helen also likes spending times with animals and with her cat most of all.


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.

Adventurous when it comes to food, a basketball fanatic and loves the beach. He someday wants to learn diving and skiing.


Sergey Fedorov
A Bug Watcher

Sergey is an experienced back-end software developer. Being inspired by the technology behind Ahrefs and its people he joined the team to help in making the excellent product even better. He works closely with Igor looking after the low level core services.

Pu-erh tea, classic music and a good book.


Anna Ignatenko contact email
Tech Translator & Customer Support

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

Enjoys reading, travelling, various social activities, engaging in Pilates. Interested in psychology, fashion and photography.


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.

Raman loves cyberpunk movies, car models, travelling, swimming and he's the only in the team owns pets - a dog and a cat.

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.

Travelling, beach.


Tim Soulo contact emailcontact linkedintwitter

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.

Wakeboarding, kitesurfing, MMA, books on marketing


Andrii Antiukhov Bug Killer

Andrii breathes life into all visual shapes created by Saky & Max and in charge of user-friendliness for Ahrefs interface. Our tireless worker on harmony of Ahrefs services.

Finds delight in psychedelic music and art. Advocates healthy lifestyle, bodybuilding. Plays badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, enjoys swimming, cycling and flying a kite.


Interface Builder

Saky is our UI & UX designer. She is passionate about user experience and color psychology. If Saky weren't an interactive designer, she'd like to become a fashion designer.

Coffee, milk tea and book


Max Li Bin
Front-end Developer

Max loves the web. He is excited about new technologies on the web that make our life easier, our environment better and he builds web both for the eyes and fingers. 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 5 months ago and stayed in a village for 2 weeks.

Travel, travel, and travel.

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.

Hiking, Traveling off the beaten track

Edgar Aroutiounian

Edgar Aroutiounian
Backend Developer

Edgar started in academic philosophy but found his true love in programming and Computer Science. OCaml is his favorite programming language, armed with emacs and he'll code anything.

Coding side projects, walking around town, Game of Thrones devotee.

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 time he was destined to become a software engineer, but if he were born in the future, he would probably be a neuromorphic AI engineer.

Photography, psychology, science fiction, technological innovation, artificial intelligence.

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).

Family (including cats), computer science, type and proof theory, tea, music.


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