For those who haven't heard of Redbooth, (formerly known as Teambox), it is basically a software program that is used by various business around the world to help both as a communication platform as well as a collaboration tool for the work place setting in general. In recent years, we have seen the CEO of Redbooth, Yuri Sagalov, make significant strides with the company and the platform, helping to better the work place for many businesses everywhere in terms of project management. In this article, we are going to count down ten things that you might not know about the powerful CEO, along with some other details of Yuri Sagalov and the life that he leads. With that said, let's get started.
The Beginning Of His Entrepreneurship
It all began back in 2010, when Sagalov, along with his friend Weihan Wang, cofounded together the company AeroFS. The company is also a project management software that is frequently used by businesses. Sagalov acts as the CEO of the company, while Wang acts as the CTO.
He's Very Prevalent On Social Media
You can often see Yuri Sagalov making a presence on social media platforms several times a week, especially via his Twitter account. He is very active in posting about upcoming news regarding his companies, as well as tweets regarding more political stances and issues that are plaguing the world today.
Yuri Sagalov graduated from the University of Toronto's elite Engineering Science Program back in the early 2000's, in which he earned a degree in Computer Engineering. He was also studying to get his Masters of Applied Science (once again at the University of Toronto), however left early to begin working toward entrepreneurship with his now prosperous companies.
Part Time Collaborations
Along with working with his company AeroFS, Yuri Sagalov has also been working part time with other companies as well. His primary part time job consists of work with Y Combinator, in which he stands as the part time partner of the startup company. It began in Silicon Valley, and acts as a start up fund as well as an incubator for other collaborative companies.
Work With His Alma Mater
Although he is clearly busy with his many companies that he is a part of nowadays, Yuri Sagalov still has time to pay tribute to his alma mater where everything really started out for him. Since he graduated from the University of Toronto, he has begun the Bay Area chapter of the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UoTAA).
He Has Unique Daily Rituals
When you are the CEO of a company, it is pretty obvious that you are often bombarded with emails, phone calls, and messages galore 24/7. This is why Yuri devotes thirty minutes to his morning each day to just having time to wake up and take a breather. He even goes so far as to disable his emails on his phone before bed each night so that they don't interrupt his down time.
Potential Dream Job?
Yuri Sagalov has been stated saying that if he could try out any job for a day, it would be either an airline pilot or a flight attendant. He also says he loves to travel and be in airports, and would love the ability to be able to go to various cities around the world with that career.
A Few Of His Favorite Things
He has also said that he is a big fan of classic rock music when he gets the chance to sit and listen to it while working independently. He also loves to spend his down time going out to dinner with friends to catch up and relax, or even spend a bit of time watching TV when he has the chance. Sagalov seems like just a regular old Joe to us!
He Likes To Work Collaboratively
Although he is obviously very high up within his company as the CEO, he still loves to be collaborative and working with his employees and colleagues in a hands on way. He even has lunch every day with his coworkers at his company, where they dine over catered in meals from various restaurants in the area, and talks about upcoming details for the company.
Big Recent Merger
In recent months, it was announced that AeroFS was going to be merging with Redbooth, which are both collaborative project management tools. The collaboration will still be under the name of Redbooth, and Yuri Sagalov is still set to act as the CEO of the companies through the merger. This will allow for more tools and techniques to be used by businesses everywhere.
From our list and all of the things that we found out about CEO Yuri Sagalov, it seems as though he is really just a down to earth and relaxed guy, given all of the pressure and busy schedules he must be under. We have officially concluded our list of ten things you most likely didn't know about Sagalov, and we're sure it has peaked your interest in all things engineering and startup companies.
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