Graduated from Moscow Technical University as MS in Electrical Engineering and from Canterbury Business School (Finance, 1996). Started my investment analyst career as a secondee at HSBC James Capel (London). Then returned to Russia where dedicated personal development to mastering report writing skills. Upon 1998 ruble and debt crisis relocated to USA (New York, then - Los Angeles) where passed SEC Series 7, 63, became registered representaive of New York State, and, later, independent reseach analyst with Sophia Orange Investment Advisors pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Acting LIFA chartholdered member.