Introducing Alexey Chekhov, our 21st Bondora Superhero

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Do you like the new Go & Grow app? Well, you have our next feature and his team to thank. Meet Alexey Chekhov, Head of Design and our 21st Bondora Superhero. Here at Bondora, we thrive on collaboration (because there’s no “I” in team, right? 😉). Keep reading to learn more about Alexey’s experience working with his team.

Alexey and his son Lazar Eli.
Alexey and his son Lazar Eli.

Bondora Superheroes #21 — Alexey Chekhov

👨 Bondorian since: 2020

🤝 Role: Head of Design

🎨 Team: Product Design

I started my career with Bondora as a Lead Designer in 2020. Big things had started to happen, and the company was scaling fast. I drove the initiative to help grow the design team and transitioned to the Head of Design. We are still hiring, by the way!

Here’s how Alexey spends an average day:

My day includes the typical routine of coffee, meetings, lunch, etc., you know the drill. But the meetings that I have with my team are transformative. We brainstorm how to tackle our internal development, a rather complicated process. Without my team, I wouldn’t be able to produce results this fast, even though it is a work in progress.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with my design fam.

What’s your favorite Bondora value?

I believe to be an upstanding person and have good business insight, it is essential to demonstrate all of these values.

What is your random, odd, or unique but useful talent?

I am a multifaceted professional. My extensive marketing and creative background, paired with my business development experience, helps me in our design journey.

If you could study anything again, what would you choose?

Nothing. I’m happy with where I am, and a different learning plan would undoubtedly lead me down a completely different path.

Alexey’s must-read book:

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson. And then, once you’ve finished, I’d recommend reading another book written by Peterson, Maps of Meaning. It is quite complex but gives so much insight into us as human beings.

Now let’s take a load off

If you could, what advice would you give your younger self?

To learn how to manage personal finances. It could be life-changing.

Should pineapple be allowed on pizza?

Why not 🍍 If someone likes pineapple on their pizza, add it, by all means.

What’s your favorite TV show?

I recently watched Severance and enjoyed it. It had an interesting depiction of our lives.

What’s the phone app that you use the most?

Telegram and Twitter account for 75% of my screen time.

How many times do you hit the snooze button, or do you wake up immediately in the morning?

I don’t use an alarm regularly. But when I do, I usually hit the snooze only once.

What’s something you want to do but scares you?

I don’t want to do anything that scares me 😆

And finally, what do you like to do in your free time?

I provide design consultations on crypto projects, mainly on the Avalanche blockchain. I also trade crypto and am a huge fan of NFTs. But I don’t own much, as I’m usually late for initial offerings, and the floor price goes too high. Fun fact: I took my investments from S&P500 ETF, and it increased tenfold after I switched to crypto.

Thank you for joining us to learn more about Alexey! Stay tuned for the 22nd Bondora Superhero next month.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of the individual and not Bondora’s official view.