Andrey Novgorodskiy

Practice: Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Playing Joe Satriani’s “Always With Me, Always With You,” how I got the nickname “Balbas,” or what Russians mean when they call someone a giraffe.


Few people get to meet their own Yoda: even fewer go on to become one. Ours comes from Khabarovsk in the Russian far east – Andrey Novgorodskiy, who got a crash course in life wisdom from his guitar teacher Alexey when he was just fifteen. “I can only show you how to do it,” said the virtuoso. “But you have to train yourself to become like me.” For Andrey this became a motto that has always inspired him to be a self-starter. To forge ahead in times of adversity. Small wonder then that, after five years as a high school teacher in Japan, he had the guts for a major career jump to recruitment. Or that, hurdling all challenges, he then went on to establish himself as an independent crusher in the tech market. So why onboard with us? “The Agency instantly eliminates obstacles and provides a great opportunity to deliver better results more quickly,” he says. “A cool bunch of people, so it’s also a very supportive and fun place to work.” In addition to his own now virtuosic guitar playing, Andrey also practices martial arts. Tells Russian jokes and doesn’t take offense if you don’t get them. It’s all part of your training, you see. Thanks, Andreyoda. Now even non-Star Wars enthusiasts at the Agency can enjoy astronomical brilliance without traveling to a faraway galaxy.

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