Vladimir Katalov is CEO, co-owner and co-founder of ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. He studied Applied Mathematics at the Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute (State University) and from 1987 to 1989 was a sergeant in the Soviet Army. In 1997, Vladimir created the first program for their password recovery software line (Advanced ZIP Password Recovery). Now he coordinates the software development process for the company and develops strategic plans for future versions. In addition, Vladimir manages all technical research and product development for the company. He regularly presents at various events and also runs IT security and computer forensics trainings for foreign and domestic computer investigative committees and organizations.