Chief Technology Officer
Basil Shikin is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AppLovin. His teams are responsible for supporting the company’s worldwide growth through building secure and highly scalable distributed systems. Prior to his role as CTO, Basil was one of AppLovin’s early hires. Previously, Basil served as vice president of engineering and played a critical role in building and optimizing the AppLovin platform, growing it to support over 420M daily active users. Under Basil’s leadership, AppLovin’s platform has experienced an explosive growth of mobile games. These efforts helped create a richer ecosystem and more games to be played by millions. Before joining AppLovin, Basil was a senior software engineer at DeviceAnywhere.