BACK TO ARTICLES Mr. Budagov has served as the Chief Financial Officer of QT Imaging since December 2023. Prior to joining QT Imaging, Mr. Budagov served as an independent consultant at various accounting firms, through which he has been providing consulting services to public and private clients since 2022. Mr. Budagov previously provided financial consulting services to private and public companies while at Acilon Consulting LLC from 2017 until 2022, serving as acting revenue director at Natera, Inc., a public biotech company, acting finance director at Kodiak Sciences, Inc., a public life science company, and a senior manager of more than five IPO projects for clients in the medical device, life science, and biotech industries. Immediately prior, Mr. Budagov worked at The Siegfried Group, where he was a contractor at Ernst and Young from 2013 to 2016, and advisor to management teams of public companies regarding audit processes, internal controls, and commercial contracts in 2017. Mr. Budagov also has four years of accounting experience, having served as senior accountant at regional public accounting firms. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia since 2013 and a Certified Internal Auditor since 2017. Skip to content