Vlad received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, after which he joined a fin-tech company in San Francisco. After a brief exposure to working with developers there and providing business logic and specs for financial software, he decided to dive fully into tech and learn to code himself. He came back to Los Angeles where he had his roots and attended Coding Dojo. Shortly after, he received a call to join the Appward mission, where he started off as a software developer, building the initial foundations and classes for the platform. Now, Vlad manages the Core team and continues building new and exciting functionality for the Appward platform. Besides coding, he enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with his wife.