Sergei Petukhov

Sergei was one of the first people who started a successful private company in the Soviet Union in late 80s.

In 1991 Sergei and his family immigrated to the United States. One of his first jobs in the United States in 1992 was a position of personal care provider to an elderly person in Rockville area.  This is when Sergei learned essential skills every caregiver should have: compassion, respect for the client and the family, attention to the client’s needs, and high standards of work ethics.

During that time, for a number of years, Sergei studied accounting, management, computer science, and information technology.

Since 1997 Sergei worked on different projects creating and implementing accounting software for Baltimore City Public Schools and for several Federal government agencies in Washington, DC, including the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.  From 2000 until 2003 Sergei worked as a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton designing and implementing accounting software for company’s clients.

Having started Circle of Friends, LLC from the ground up in 2002, Sergei is aware of all the excitement that comes with starting a business as well as the pitfalls. His work goes beyond accounting, business management and planning to encompass strategic vision of a business, long term planning and a whole host of other things you need to know and implement as you create and run a successful business.

Sergei and his wife have lived in the Rockville, Maryland area since 1992 where they raised their two children. They are proud grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter.  In his free time, Sergei enjoys gardening, reading, boating, fishing and going to the beach.