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Vladimir Baranov

3x-Founder/Career&Change Management Mentor. COO/CIO @ SCOUT Space Inc
Three-time founder with exits under belt. Engineer and tinkerer at heart with a lot of leadership experience.
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Vladimir is a three-time founder with two exits under his belt. His broad entrepreneurial experience brings SCOUT a unique perspective on how to build the best data and technology services possible, and oversees SCOUT’s software development processes. He has core competencies in developing Software-as-a-Service models and scaling businesses from start-ups to technology leaders.

Vladimir was previously CTO of AdvisorEngine, where he oversaw growth from a team of 4 to 150+ employees, and led due diligence for multiple acquisitions and significant investments. Previously as a CTO and COO he directed InfoSec, customer-oriented product strategies, and non-monolithic software architectures. Vladimir has worked as a Software Engineer, building and managing continuously-iterated software products and datasets within the banking industry, leading and mentoring small teams of engineers.

Vladimir holds MBAs from the Columbia and London Business Schools, and dual Computer Science and Computer Engineering degrees from Stony Brook University, where he focused on software development and robotics. Vladimir forged his own path into the space industry. He is an advocate for improved communication strategies, enjoys organizational and social behavior studies, and is a voracious reader. Vladimir is a naturalized US Citizen and immigrant from Russia.

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5 out of 5 stars

I am delighted to recommend Vladimir, an outstanding career mentor who has shared so much in my sessions. Vladimir excels in providing expert guidance, motivation, and support, while helping achieve my career goal. I wholeheartedly recommend Vladimir for those who want a great mentor.



5 out of 5 stars

Vladimir is an exceptional mentor who brings a wealth of expertise in establishing early-stage startups to the table. With years of experience under his belt, he has a profound understanding of the essential steps required to launch a thriving business. Moreover, Vladimir has expertly guided me in developing the right mindset for entrepreneurship while also sharing indispensable strategies for cost reduction. For anyone seeking impactful, real-world advice, look no further. Vladimir is truly an outstanding mentor!



5 out of 5 stars

Vladimir is hands down one of the coolest mentors I've had the chance to chat with! He's got brains, experience, and enough emotional intelligence to handle the impending robot apocalypse (no sweat!). 10/10, would definitely recommend

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