Born February 24, 1962 in Novosibirsk in the family of engineers.
In 1984 he graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University with a degree in biology. Specialization - human physiology.
. In 1984 - 89 he worked as an intern researcher, . then a research assistant laboratory phenogenetics behavior of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, . Fellow Laboratory of Sociology at the Novosibirsk Institute of Social Management and Political Science.,
. In 1989 he studied neurolinguistic programming in g
. Santa Cruz (California, USA).
. In 1990 - 92 - postgraduate Russia Academy of Management (now the Academy of State Service under President of RF).
. He specialized in the Department of Occupational and political psychology, specialty - "Psychology"
. In 1992 he defended his Ph.D. thesis.
In 1992 - 93 - Head of the Laboratory of Applied Psy-Russia Academy of Management.
In 1994 - 95 - doctoral Russia Academy of Management. In 1995 he defended his doctoral dissertation in psychology.
. In 1994 - 96 - professor, then professor of psychology professional training the Civil Service Academy of Public Administration (RAPA) under the President of Russia.
. Since 1995 - Professor of Advertising and Economic Journalism Department of Journalism at the Faculty of International Information MGIMO and other universities in Moscow.
. Since 1989 - president of consulting group IMAGE-Contact ".
. Participates in election campaigns since 1989.
. In 1997, became one of the founders of the club, "Petrovich.
. Vice-President of Association of Russia Directorate of Public Relations (RPRA).
. Doctor of Psychological Sciences, corresponding member of the International Academy of Sciences acmeologic.
. He has about 30 publications on psychology, political science, mathematics and physiology.
. His wife, Yekaterina Shkolnik (1972) - nuclear physicist, now - diplomatic employee of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Two sons from his first marriage - Timothy (1983) and Alex (1989).