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Kendrick White
Managing Principal


Mr. Kendrick D. White (51) is the director of the Technology Commercialization Center (TCC) at the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) and until June 26, 2015 was the Acting UNN Vice Rector for Innovation. He’s also the founder of Nizhny Novgorod based Marchmont Capital Partners, LLC, and a U.S.-born entrepreneur who has built unique know-how in commercializing early stage, high-tech investment projects over more than 20 years of investing and management experience in this country. More...

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Konstantin Pigalov
Director of Consulting


Konstantin Pigalov (52), is an expert in management consulting and advanced IFRS financial modeling. He has built extensive corporate finance, investment and management consulting experience, working on over 100 specific consulting engagements during the past 14 years in a wide variety of manufacturing, industrial, retail and other sectors. During this time, Mr. Pigalov has built an outstanding reputation in his field and a wide network of specialists and consultants in different fields with whom he collaborated in various consulting engagements. More...

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Oleg Kouzbit
Managing Editor


A graduate of the State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod (NGLU) and currency trading courses at the State University of Nizhny Novgorod (NNGU). Mr. Kouzbit began his media career in 1994 as a satellite TV news editor at Nizhny’s Volga TV company, and has since then worked as a news editor at a local radio station, Radio Rendez-Vous, a managing editor at a Nizhny Novgorod newspaper holding, an online news editor at NNGU’s Dealing Center, and a deputy to the editor-in-chief at a private publishing house, Vista Publishers. Between 2003 and 2008 Mr. Kouzbit was the director of a Moscow-based NGO engaging in social projects to counter human trafficking. In the current position since May 2008. In addition to day-to-day management and editing of news and analyses Mr. Kouzbit has taken part in the making of a Q3 Nizhny Novgorod business journal and managed the preparation of the national 2008 Year End Review webzine.
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Alyona Ryabinina


Student in NSTU of R.E.Alekseev, faculty of communication technologies, specialty "Public Relations." Alyona has participated in numerous advertising projects on promotion of various products and services. She has experience in the organization of activities undertaken within the University. In the summer of 2012 joined the Marchmont team as PR-manager. She is responsible for the preparing and distributing press releases, newsletters, information updating on MARCHMONT’s website in the “Conference” section, the conduct of negotiations with representatives of partner companies and media partners of the Investment Forum, as well as invitations and registration.
Elena White
Director of Finance and Administration


Graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State University named after N.I. Lobachevsky in 1999, specialized in finances and credit.

Worked in private commercial structure, Small Enterprises Equity Fund (SEEF), the American Fund working jointly with EBRD in 1994 in accounting and administration area; starting from 2000 worked in “Volgo-Vyatsky Consulting Center” (VVCC), where she was responsible for financial planning, companies’ business-plans, investments memoranda development, also worked in the sphere of marketing and clients’ attraction.

Joined MARCHMONT Capital Partners’ team in October 2008 and is currently responsible for financial and administrative areas.
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