Ilia has started his career in 1996 in Israel as a software developer wroking for few successful startups at the time, later he spent 12 years in Canada mainly doing IT consulting for big banks and major corporations. After moving to investment banking space in 2012 he managed M&A deals and IPOs on Micex. For few years Ilia was running international business of the largest money transfer company in CIS(and third in the world) called Golden Crown. He also acted as anti crisis manager for large enterprises. In crypto space he has been active since 2015 as an investor and advisor. Ilia is a frequent speaker at blokchain conferences and a writer. He is also a managing director of a full service advisory firm Tetha Crypto.