Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, he graduated from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with Masters degree in Political Science. During his university days, he interned within the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) in the Committee of National Security and Defense. After university Ivan started his career in the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in the communications team. After that, he spent two years in the international technical support project implemented by Pact Inc. and funded by USAID as a communication person for the whole project. Ivan also has the experience of a PR coordinator in a PR firm, as well as the experience of internal communications and PR specialist for Ukraine’s biggest producer of mine-safety equipment.
Ivan is currently a Communications Director with Wooden Horse Strategies LLC.