Alexander Drozdov serves as General Director of our Russian subsidiary and development center in Moscow. Dr. Drozdov established our Russian operations in December 2010. Prior to joining Soft Machines, Dr. Drozdov founded in 2007 and served until December 2010 as Chief Executive Officer of Optimizing Technologies, a technical consulting firm that provided software engineering services to Soft Machines and other clients. Before that, between 1988 and 2007, Dr. Drozdov held several engineering and management positions at MCST, Elbrus, and Intel. Dr. Drozdov has also maintained an academic career, as a professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and as a director for various institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, including the Institute of Microprocessor Computer Systems and the Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer Engineering. Dr. Drozdov holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Moscow State University.