Meet The Team

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Hussain Ayed

Founder

Hussain founded Acaudio after spending a lot of time trying to understand ine-quality in higher education. He previously founded and exited two companies in the space then turned his attention to access and consumption of research. A proud nerd, Hussain wants society to really engage with the amazing work being done by some of the world’s greatest minds in all sorts of disciplines

Hussain Ayed

Celie Hanson

Head of Operations

Celie leads the operations management at Acaudio. Celie left her native Wales to join us at Acaudio, driven by her desire to make real change in the industry. Having worked closely with an academic herself, Celie’s work involves keeping the knowledge flowing. Celie believes through Acaudio she can play a lead role in making the infrastructure of Academia more inclusive.

Celie Hanson

Malik Agboola

Head of Production

Malik comes from a diverse production background, having created content for famous musicians, big corporations and for the safe space dialogue for black men’s mental health entitled Goodman Factory. It is precisely this background that puts Malik in a unique position to help universities and academics communicate their research in an entertaining way through audio and video. Malik wants to change outcomes for many talented but underprivileged black people through Acaudio by allowing them to engage with research on their terms.

Malik Agboola

Anna Asol

UI and Design Lead

Ann figured out very quickly that the research experience has many designed flaws. After joining Acaudio, she quickly took charge in making the user experience and interface significantly better through her eye for simplicity. She is excited about reshaping many of the processes that exist in academic research through elegant design.

Anna Asol

Valeriy Busov

Chief Technology Officer

Having trained under experienced CTO’s, Valeriy joined Hussain on the mission of rethinking academic research as head of development operations. Valeriy previously led projects in a broad range of sectors, but gravitated towards academic research tech due to his conviction that the sector is ready for change.

Valeriy Busov

Mikhail Silantyev

Senior Full Stack Developer

Mikhail is a senior full stack developer who has worked with Hussain and Valeriy for a long time. Bringing with him an eye for detail, Mikhail is fundamental to turning our ideas into products through his understanding of both the technology and the sector. Mikhail is passionate about creating tools to bring academic research to the masses.

Mikhail Silantyev

Vladislav Korotaev

Senior Full Stack Developer

Vlad is both a senior full stack developer and a senior team leader who has trained numerous top level developers. Having worked in academic research tech in the past, he developed deep understanding into the fundamentals of research dissemination. This expertise is pivotal to both scaling our library and matching research with the users who are interested in it. He loves the challenge of optimising the matching experience as he knows the impact it will have on the industry.

Vladislav Korotaev

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