In 2017-2018, as Director of the Fintech & Blockchain Centre, Pavel has been leading the commercialization of innovative startup development for the financial sector, and also helps corporations and venture funds identify and invest in unique Russian projects. In 2017, Pavel was responsible for the signing of an agreement with Tinkoff Bank and the opening of an R&D laboratory focused on blockchain in Skolkovo. In 2017, the Centre had 33 Fintech projects with an annual turnover of 3.5 billion roubles, and 22 blockchain projects which attracted more than 15 million dollars. In 2018, the Skolkovo Foundation was given an award for the «Best Blockchain Technology Centre of Excellence» by the Russian Association of Cryptoindustry and Blockchain (RACIB).
In 2015-2016, as head of Cloud, Fintech & Edtech, he led initiatives to commercialise innovative developments produced by the Foundations startups, created the Education Club involving 20 EdTech startups, organized Vitalik Buterins visit to Russia, and launched the Blockchain Centre and a joint fintech accelerator with the Internet Initiatives Development Fund and Sberbank, which was recognized as the best Fintech accelerator of 2016 by Banking Review.
In 2013-2014, Pavel worked as Cloud & Mobility Business Development Director at Softline International in LATAM. In 2014, Softline was named one of the top five partners of VMware in Argentina, and became the fastest growing partner in LATAM, opening offices in Brazil, Chili, Colombia, and Peru.
In 2010, Pavel built up an affiliate sales channel for the leading cloud providers in Russia and the CIS from scratch, using VMware and Citrix rental models, for the leading cloud providers in Russia and the CIS. Softline was recognized as VMWare and Citrixs best partner for six years running.
In 2006-2013, he led the virtualization and cloud business at Softline Russia, in close collaboration with sector leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Parallels, Dell, Netapp, EMC, Veam, with annual revenues of 50 million dollars.