Val Novikov


Vancouver, Canada


Board Advisor in fintech Consultant for VC/PE on Due Dilligence, Growth, Strategy, Management Founding CTO in SaaS fintech for B2B business banking, used by 7 of 10 largest US banks 20+ years leading software engineering teams of 2–100 people in 10k–30k employee firms

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 20 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Administration Data and Analytics Identity and Security Payments Personal Finance and Planning Risk and Compliance Software and Services


Skilled in: Post Merger Integration (PMI)

Technical Skills: Software as a Service (SaaS), SQL, Microsoft Excel, SaaS, Databases, PowerPoint, Java, Microsoft Office, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MongoDB, PostgreSQL, React.js, Computer Hardware, Python

Languages: English, Russian

Work Experience





- 01/11/2022

• Co-founded a SaaS fintech with products used by 7 of 10 largest US banks • Built MVP and scaled to $15M ARR, facilitating billions in monthly $ volume • Hired and coached global team, led SaaS product, cyber-security, and compliance evolution • Grew the team from 2 to 100+ employees across Engineering, IT, Product, UX, Security, Delivery • Achieved 4x higher employee attrition than industry average (4% / year) • Exited upon business maturity, now active as Board Advisor and Investor

Canadian Telecoms

Senior Consultant



- 01/11/2016

• Series of consulting engagements with Canadian Telecoms • Worked with major companies including Shaw and TELUS • Assured reliability and performance of major national system updates


R&D Engineering Manager



- 01/10/2013

• Managed and grew the Platform team from 10 to 40 employee across multiple offices • Enabled developers to launch solutions in a fraction of the time which was the key to • Securing a global leadership position in Telecom OSS/BSS domain for the company • Visited clients in North America, Europe, NZ, and Australia to align our strategy and roadmap


Senior Software Engineer



- 01/06/2008

• Designed frameworks for the Platform team • Implemented using primarily Java/Oracle


Computer Science and IT Management



- 01/09/2008

Completed Bachelor and Masters degree, dropped out of PhD after 2 years in a purusit of moving to North America.