The board of directors

Mikhail Krasnov


Executive Chairman

Ph.D. in Economics, Certified Director by London Institute of Directors and Former Board Advisor to the Russian Minister of IT. Mikhail is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of over 30 years in the IT industry. Mikhail Krasnov was a co-founder of Verysell Group in 1990, the

preceding firm of Verysell Technologies and one of the top 10 largest IT holdings in Russia in 2004-2011.

Petr Krasnov

Petr brings to the table 14 years of legal and financial experience. Petr began his career in the hedge funds industry in London. He has been on both sides of multiple M&A deals, as well as working for 3 years in corporate finance within the IT industry. For the past 7 years, Petr has spearheaded multiple complex mandates which include cross-border mergers, restructurings and commercial litigations. He graduated from Cornell University and speaks three languages.

Meet the team

Alistair Copeland

CEO of SmartDev

Over 20 years of experience as an innovative business leader and highly knowledgeable technologist. His focus on customer success and integrity has earned him the reputation as a trusted advisor to the numerous clients who seek out his services. For the past decade Mr. Copeland has been the Managing Director of NashTech a division of Harvey Nash based in London. He led the expansive build outs of new markets, drove significant headcount growth and managed a successful P & L.

Mr. Copeland is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science).

Alexandre Marin

Head of VeryPay Product Strategy

20+ years of experience IT & Payments Industry. Alexandre is a Game-Changer in the dynamic Payments Industry and has the distinguished background of influencing this industry’s evolution. He was the Trusted Advisor to Verifone’s CEO and a Senior Executive Fellow at Verifone HQ in the Silicon Valley. He started in the payment industry with leading a payment platform migration project followed by being the initiator of the Business Support & Development Department at Ingenico Group.

David Drever 

Chief Revenue Officer at Verypay

David is responsible for Leveraging the roles that both sales and marketing play in driving growth for the business as well as aligning all revenue-generating departments and building strategic partnerships. David has 20 years’ experience in the online payments industry and has spent most of his career developing sales and strategic partnerships channels.


Prior to joining Verypay he was Business Development Director for two start-ups, FXCPay - a disruptive multi-currency payments solution and Hokan, a private key management technology provider for crypto custodians. Prior to this he was VP of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division. His team developed profitable commercial channels with leading brand names across multiple vertical markets.

Vincent Roye

Director of Software Development Centre
in Da Nang

Vincent is a very skilled technical operations leader, also skilled in marketing and sales. Started his professional career at age 22 and was involved in several startups. By age 27 Vincent became involved with the digital payments industry, with skills in outsourced project management and has completed douzens of commercial development projects.

Maxime is the CTO of SmartDev and the Product Owner of CCP, in Da Nang, Vietnam, the offshore development centre of Verysell Technologies. Maxime started his career as a software engineer in France for a software service company and rapidly grew as a team leader for mobile application development. He received his Master degree in Human Machine Interaction Engineering from Grenoble University in France. At the age of 35 he reoriented his career as the Chief Technical Officer of SmartDev.

Andrey has over 20 years of progressive technology development and executive management experience within the payment card industry. Through his career Mr. Tikhonov’s held VP and CTO positions with leading point-of-sale terminal manufacturers and VARs, including Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX, Dejavoo Systems, Castles Technology. Providing vision, strategy and direction through the full product life cycle — from inception to implementation, market introduction and the maintenance phases. Andrey holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science from Novosibirsk Technical University in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Luka Stimac

Director of Business Development

Luka co-founded a hedge fund in the DIFC by the age of 23, overseeing all company operations. He helped grow the firm to become a globally recognised brand and platform to serve all alternative fund types. He also founded the largest alternative investment conferences in the Middle East. Luka was a member of AIMA’s Middle East Executive Committee and more recently, served as a General Business Consultant to The Global CIO Office.

Andrei Abdulov

VeryPay Product Owner

Andrei has 10 years of experience in IT. Expert in Requirements engineering, business and systems analysis. He has Master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Worked 4.5 years in leading Swiss banks (Credit Suisse and UBS) and successfully delivered improvements there. Andrei is a team player who bridges the gap between business stakeholders and the development team applying agile methodologies for software development.

Tam Vo

HR Manager of SmartDev

Tam has a distinguished career in
HR management with a decade of
professional experience. Previously
she was the HR Business Partner
Manager a OYO, an India
technology unicorn startup, as well
as the HR Talent Acquisition
Specialist for Gameloft, a global
mobile game company from

Maxime Perniola

CTO of SmartDev

Andrey Tikhonov


CTO at Verypay team