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Pipedrive’s long-term visionary and CTO Sergei Anikin named as one the Top 25 Software CTOs of 2022

New York, 03 February, 2022 - Pipedrive, the global sales-first CRM and intelligent revenue management platform for small businesses, today announced that Sergei Anikin, the company’s long-term visionary and CTO, has been named as one of the Top 25 Software CTOs of 2022 by The Software Report.

“I am humbled and honored for this nomination. Since I joined the company, Pipedrive has grown from 25 employees to more than 900 worldwide. Like in any business, defeating challenges together with a strong and dedicated team helps grow the company. Planning, the right systems and processes, and technology play a big role, but it’s the people around you that define the turning points for the company. I am so fortunate to have worked with such a committed team and this recognition belongs to them, celebrating their hard work and dedication,” said Sergei Anikin, CTO, Pipedrive.

Sergei Anikin has been driving the engineering and infrastructure vision of Pipedrive for the past eight years. Since he joined the company, Anikin’s inspirational leadership and bold ideas have led the transition toward a self-managing organization. Under his guidance, Pipedrive has implemented an agile organizational model that is capable of scaling up manyfold without losing velocity. Anikin believes that it is crucial to let technical and product leadership focus on the right things — technical legacy should never prevent teams from innovating.

Thanks to Anikin’s hands-on leadership, Pipedrive continued to deliver fast growth and excellent results during the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting its product development priorities overnight to deliver sales and marketing professionals tools for working remotely. Today, Pipedrive is being used by nearly 100,000 teams globally. In addition to being a long-term CTO, Anikin has steered the wheel at Pipedrive as the co-CEO. Prior to making an impact at Pipedrive, Anikin worked at Skype for over seven years as a billing architect and team lead. His career began at Swedbank where he was the manager of the development team. This spring, Anikin will hand his role and the teams over to the company’s new CTO, Agur Jõgi.

The Top 25 Software CTOs of 2022 includes accomplished executives who are the driving force behind their company’s technical capabilities, ensuring software product functionality and effectiveness. They are leading high performing teams in delivering solutions that streamline operations, improve efficiency, interpret data, and much more with the end result of enhancing overall business operations for their customers.

The full list of the Top 25 CTOs can be found here: https://www.thesoftwarereport.com/the-top-25-software-ctos-of-2022/


About Pipedrive
Founded in 2010, Pipedrive is the sales-first CRM and intelligent revenue management platform for small businesses. Today, Pipedrive is used by revenue teams at nearly 100,000 companies worldwide. Pipedrive is headquartered in New York and has offices across Europe and in the US. The company is backed by a majority holder Vista Equity Partners, and Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Atomico, DTCP, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. Learn more at www.pipedrive.com.

About The Software Report
The Software Report is a comprehensive source for market research and insights, business news, investment activity and corporate actions related to the software sector. Based in New York City, the firm is run by a seasoned team of editors, writers, and media professionals highly knowledgeable on software and the various companies, executives, and investors that make up the sector.


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