Hey guys! How is your weekend going? We hope that your process of relaxing and chilling is in full swing 🙂 This Saturday evening we conclude a series of posts “Meet the founders of TON Labs” with this article, in which we will tell you not about a new Free TON partnership or tool, but about a person who made a significant contribution to its emergence and development. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Pavel Prigolovko!
Like the rest of the founding partners of TON Labs, Pavel has got an excellent education. From 1994 to 1999 he studied at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University, and from 1999 to 2000 he received an MBA from the American Institute of Business and Economics.
Pavel started his professional career immediately after graduating from MSU, joining in June 1999 as a Market Research Specialist at Mars, a global leader in shelf-stable food products. He worked there for 7 months, and in December of the same year he moved to the position of an intern in marketing / management at British American Tobacco. 2,5 years later, he left BAT and became a brand manager at Anheuser-Busch InBev. In February 2006, Pavel decided to branch out a little bit and moved to the position of director at Florin Advisers, financial advisory firm, where he successfully worked for almost 4 years. Until 2017, he worked in several other financial organizations, and in the period from 2005 to 2015, he accompanied a significant number of mergers and acquisitions, the total value of which exceeded $ 2 billion.
In addition to Free TON, Pavel is one of the founders of other projects: Pay Ring since May 2017 and Broxus since January 2019. Both of them are related to the financial sector.
From 2017 to the present, Pavel has been actively involved in the development of TON and then Free TON, holding the position of a Co-founder and the Chief Strategy Officer in the company. It was him who helped to conduct two rounds of fundraising and attract core investments to the project. Pavel also actively participates in the development of the infrastructure and of the complex ecosystem of Free TON. For example, he has his own account with moderator rights on the official Free TON forum, where he participates in the discussions of various kinds of decisions important for the project.