About us

Personalized email has become an essential tool of customer engagement. Previously, creating and sending well designed email campaigns required a massive amount of time and effort, and yet often ended up having compatibility issues. We set out to make a platform specifically for medium-sized businesses to take back control of their email campaigns without a massive price tag.

Our founder has assisted large corporations in developing systems to streamline their messages, and that is where the idea for ExpressPigeon originated. We are here to bring enterprise and customized capabilities to smaller companies so that they could focus on their business rather than dealing with technology.

We are an extension of your marketing and IT departments — we don't just deliver email and save time, we solve complex email problems for our customers.

  • Igor Polevoy Founder and CEO

    Igor has been specializing in architecture of large systems. Before founding ExpressPigeon, Igor has built large systems for Sears, Humana, Groupon and other well known companies.

    Igor is an author of and a main contributor to a popular OSS project JavaLite.

    Igor had a decade-long career teaching computer science at DePaul University in Chicago. He holds two masters degrees, one in electrical engineering and one in computer science. Igor enjoys dogging traffic as he bikes to work everyday. When not with a laptop, he likes flying small planes, photography and sailing.

  • Tara Rahe Chief Business Development Officer

    Tara Rahe is the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) for ExpressPigeon. She has over 18 years in Business Development. Tara has helped hundreds of businesses grow through strategic planning and sales & marketing implementation. Whether the task includes growing a multimillion dollar company, leading a national sales team or managing a social media marketing campaign, she has always been up for the challenge and enjoys every minute. Her passion to assist in the growth of companies has revitalized and brought them to new heights. Tara's experience expands between many industries and markets so she has the ability to understand many diverse situations.

    When Tara isn't working on helping her clients she loves spending time with her pup, exercising in the fresh air, mentoring/volunteering, and catching up with friends and family.

  • Omar Ali Executive Director

    Omar is an Executive Director at ExpressPigeon where he is involved in everything from strategy to financial planning to building brand awareness. He has a diverse professional background with over 16 years of experience in private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial endeavors in Europe, the Middle East and the US. In addition to his role at ExpressPigeon, Omar is a Venture Partner at Vertis Sgr and has been or is on the board of Wave Shipping (sold to Supreme Group), Stampfeet, Inchcape Shipping Services and SpiceJet (sold to the Sun Group).

    Omar has an MBA from Bocconi University and a bachelor's degree in Finance from George Mason University. Given his Pakistani and Italian roots, Omar is known to have excellent taste buds and pretends to be a world-class chef. His alter ego dreams of winning the 5th World Cup for Italy. He is happily married and is a proud father.

  • Alex Saluk CTO

    As a CTO, Alex is the driving force of our development team. Alex drives technology and architecture decisions across all ExpressPigeon systems to ensure that product development is consistent with our overall strategy. Before joining ExpressPigeon Alex was instrumental at Sberbank-Technology and Artezio on a few large scale projects.

    Besides building software, Alex has a keen interest in amateur photography and learning foreign languages.

  • Eugene Shvab Product Manager

    Eugene is the driving force of product definition and development at the company. He is involved into every phase of the processes such as requirements definition, UI design, testing, release management, and product integration.

    In previous life, Eugene accumulated years of experience as the QA manager at Burstly, the parent company of a mobile app testing platform TestFlight until they were acquired by Apple.

  • Sergey Dovnar Director of Operations

    Sergey is a server hardware and infrastructure specialist, responsible for architecting, managing and maintaining ExpressPigion's email processing infrastructure. He is also responsible for monitoring threats from outside, ensuring our customers' data is secure from hackers. He is the reason for our high uptime and reliability.

    Previously Sergey worked at telecommunications firm Velcom, building massive infrastructures for supporting SMS/GSM services for telecommunication networks. He was also helped build the infrastructure for Yandex, (the Russian Google). In his free time Sergey enjoys his family and photography.

  • Elena Titkova Director of UI/UX and Email Compatibility

    With MS in Mathematics from BSU and her natural design prowess, Elena applies her analytical skills to ensure our applications are easy to use and our system generates messages compatible across a wide range of devices.

    Elena loves healthy lifestyle and takes part in a variety if activities, ranging from sport/yoga to music and photography.