Hi, I'm Roman Kudryashov. I'm a product and marketing leader who regularly works with early-stage companies when they need to:

  • do something new (create a new department, launch a new product)
  • fix or change something (transitioning operational models, fixing a department that's not delivering)
  • scale and optimize what they're currently doing (people, processes, operations)

I'm currently the Co-CEO of Dragon Blood Balm and the founder/CEO of Recommended Systems. I worked extensively in healthcare technology, software development, and ecommerce, including with:

  • Pager, Director of Product
  • Pager, Sr. Director of Marketing
  • Kwiat | Fred Leighton, Director of Digital
  • XSUNT, Director of Marketing
  • Medisolutions, Product Marketing Manager
  • Medisolutions, Digital Marketing Manager
  • Hibu, Publication Manager
  • ADL, QA & Publication Assistant
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Editorial Assistant
  • MIT CogNet, Content Manager and QA

I've also consulted for or worked on projects in public health (NYC Dept of Health, TrueLabor, Weill-Cornell Hospital, Horizon BCBS, CareFirst BCBS, Sura Colombia, Regence BCBS), Finance (First Niagara Bank), and education (New School University, Lurnby).

I grew up in New York City and I currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona, having also spent some time in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.

I studied Political Philosophy and Service Design at the New School University, graduating with honors in my last year.

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