Mikayel Vardanyan, General Manager & Chief Product Officer at PicsArt
Dr. Mikayel Vardanyan has more than a decade of experience leading, growing and scaling IT companies. He is a seasoned executive focused on crafting positive organizational cultures and navigating complex problems within high growth tech startups. He is also an angel investor and startup advisor.
As Chief Product Officer at PicsArt, the leading creative platform for social media storytelling with 130+ million monthly active users and more than 600 million downloads, Vardanyan oversees product development, monetization initiatives, and day-to-day operations at the for the company’s 380+ employee Armenia-based office.
Prior to PicsArt, Vardanyan co-founded and served as General Manager of Monitis, a leading application performance monitoring SaaS company, acquired by GFI Software in 2011 (now part of TeamViewer). He also co-founded and served as a board member of Sourcio, a software consulting company that was later acquired by HelpSystems.
Vardanyan earned his Ph.D. at the age of 25 after completing a masters degree in Applied Mathematics at YSU. He also received a second masters degree in Computer Science from the American University of Armenia and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Senior Executive Program.