In 1976-1986, he studied in school №9 in the town of Pushkino, Moscow Oblast. . Between 1987-1989, he did his mandatory service in the Soviet Armed Forces. In 1993, he graduated from the Moscow State Forest University majoring in "chemical engineer". He worked as Deputy Head of Department for Relations with Public Authorities at Alfa-Bank. In 2000-2004, he was Deputy Chief of Territorial Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and in 2004 to 2006 he was deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy. In November 2008, he became a member of the Supreme Council of United Russia party. On September 6, 2011, he was appointed as the representative of the Russian President in Central Federal District. On 14 September 2011, he became a member of the Security Council of Russia. On May 21, 2012 he was appointed to the Minister of Regional Development in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet.