Meet The Team

A group of professionals with more than 80 years of combined experience in data recovery.

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Alex Shashkov

Co-Founder & Data Recovery Professional

Alex Shashkov is a data recovery and data migration expert, software engineer, researcher and a co-founder at Digilab. He has over 20+ years of experience in the data recovery industry with extensive electrical engineering and computer science backgrounds. He has worked as a data recovery engineer and lab manager for Action Front Data Recovery Labs.
Before co-founding DigiLab, Alex worked for Seagate Technology as R&D Team manager. While at Seagate, he was leading and participating in team and individual projects, overcoming data recovery challenges, creating software and hardware tools and scaling data migration efforts.
He earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Donetsk State Technical University in Ukraine.

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Andrey Petrov

Co-Founder & Data Recovery Professional

Andrey Petrov is a guru of data recovery for enterprise storage systems. At DigiLab his role is to provide in-lab, remote, and onsite service for retrieving lost data from damaged NAS and SAN systems, servers, and virtual environments. He also performs R&D, reverse-engineering, and software development for customized data recovery tools and solutions.
Prior to co-founding DigiLab, Andrey led enterprise data recovery teams at several companies and managed the world-wide Data Recovery Lab operations for Seagate Technology.
He has over 20 years of experience in data recovery, and worked more than 30 years in IT overall.
Andrey graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia with a MS in Mechanical Engineering, and holds MCSE and CCNA certifications.

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Artem Rubtsov

Co-Founder & Data Recovery Professional

Artem Rubtsov is an internationally distinguished expert in the data recovery industry.
Before becoming a co-founder of DigiLab, Artem worked for several major data recovery companies like ActionFront and Seagate Technology.
Throughout his 20+ years in this field Artem excelled as a lead software developer, R&D and data recovery engineer. The majority of his projects were related to reverse engineering, research and development of tools and technologies for data recovery from damaged storage systems and HDDs. Artem has a special interest in data security and encryption technologies used in the storage industry.
Artem graduated from Cherepovets State University, Russia with MS in Computer Science.

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Leonid Taranovsky

Data Recovery Professional

Leonid Taranovskiy is one of the early pioneers in the data recovery industry. He has an extensive background in electrical and software engineering backed by 20+ years of experience. He is a creator of mechanical and software tools used in the data recovery process.
Before joining DigiLab Leonid worked for major hard drive manufacturer Seagate Technology as Senior Data Recovery Engineer.
His passion is to make every data recovery effort a success and to keep every customer happy.
Leonid earned his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Saint Petersburg Technical University in Russia.