In 2004, before Facebook and photo-sharing sites, Evgeny Tchebotarev created a community for photographers to meet, exchange information and share photos. He initially developed this as a LiveJournal blog and then teamed up with Oleg Gutsol and transformed the idea into 500px.
As co-founder and COO, Evgeny is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company including its proprietary software and systems and all organizational policies and processes. He establishes the highest quality standards and ensures products and features are developed, tested and brought to market on budget and on time. He also manages the company finances.
Originally from Moscow, Evgeny has a BA in Commerce and Finance from Ryerson University in Toronto. He began photography in 2002 and immediately became inspired by it, when he sold three photos to magazines from his first roll of film.