About the company

Our mission is to provide a bridge between companies and freelancers, transforming international freelance into a barrier-free job

Solar Staff proudly ranks among
Deloitte's 2022 Technology Fast 50
5

Offices

114

Employees

2.5k+

Customers

760k+

Freelancers

Company info

Solar Staff is an international fintech company with a few offices around the globe including New York, Amsterdam, Dubai, Limassol. Our freelancer relationship management solution helps more than 2,500 businesses interact with their freelancers, taking care of talent onboarding, task management, security checks, copyright transfers, and payments in approximately 190 countries.

Company timeline

Year after year, Solar Staff grows its market share and revenue while providing the best possible service to its clients

2023

Made it into the Deloitte
Top 50

New offices in Dubai and Yerevan

2022

€189 million turnover

Officially launched in the US.

Launch of the mobile application

2021

€91 million turnover

660 clients

Launches of automatic tax payment for individuals and Secure Deal service

2020

€47 million turnover

620 clients

2019

€56 million turnover

559 clients

Coverage of 130 countries

2018

€44 million turnover

A new office in Amsterdam

Launch
in the European market

2017

€18 million turnover

163 clients

Reaching break-even

2016

€4 million turnover

65 clients

Coverage of 35 countries

2015

Product launch

€1 million turnover

A new office in Riga

2014

Opening of HQ in Limassol

Start of the platform development

Founder's story

Pavel Shynkarenko,
founder and CEO
of Solar Staff

Pavel is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in financial and legal technologies, business development, and client-contractor relationship automation. His goal is to create more job opportunities for freelancers from developing regions by giving them the tools to collaborate with firms from more advanced economies.

Pavel had pursued his passion for law for over ten years and founded his first business in the industry in 2006. He was responsible for Internet law, information regulation in the digital space, and protection of companies' rights.

At the time, there was burgeoning demand for payment solutions and administrative support among businesses that worked with independent contractors.

Pavel spotted a potential niche and in 2014 co-founded Solar Staff with Igor Artemenko, co-creator of SeoPult. The new venture, headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, received an impressive initial investment of about USD 1.5 million and took off from there.


As a recognized IT maven, Pavel has vast expertise in business process automation, strategic planning, and operations management. He led Solar Staff to participate in the Web Summit twice and routinely shares his insights at major industry forums, including the Digital Marketing Conference in Cologne and CeBIT in Hanover.

Meet our team

Pavel
Shynkarenko

Founder & CEO

Anna
Likhopyorskaya

Chief Operating Officer

Maria
Lukinskaya

Chief Legal Officer

Anton
Kroshilin

Chief Technology Officer

Stanislav Makarychev

Chief Financial Officer

Ilia
Mikheev

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrey
Pavlov

Head of Sales

Anastasia Ryazantseva

Head of Tax Support

Elena
Moshchenko

Head of Freelance Support

Ksenia
Sevostianova

Head of Customer Support