Chief Technology Officer
In 1991, Mik and Michael Markov partnered to form MPI. Mik was responsible for steering the company in the direction of commercial software development. His main emphasis in programming is the overall system and user interface design. The following year, he and Michael developed the first commercially available returns-based style analysis software, which elicited a “Wow!” from Nobel Prize laureate Bill Sharpe, the academic whose work the solution was based on. Since then Mik’s break-through design ideas have become the trademark of all MPI products.
Prior to being a co-founder at MPI, Mik worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC). Before that, Mik worked as a software engineer, designer, and entrepreneur for several Ukrainian companies. He was the author of a very popular toolbox of system utilities. But, unlike Peter Norton, Mik distributed his toolbox for free. In his spare time he writes compilers and windsurfs. Mik has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kharkov Polytechnic University, Ukraine.