Our Board

Our Board

  • Nick Piazza Nick Piazza CEO Nick has been actively involved in Ukraine and Georgia since 2004. Before launching SP Advisors, Nick turned BG Capital/Galt & Taggart (Bank of Georgia's investment banking arm) into the leader in Ukraine and Georgia in terms of IPOs and private placements from 2008-11; the firm was recognized as the Best Investment Bank in Central and Eastern Europe by Euromoney in 2010. In his development role with Bank of Georgia Group, Nick also sat on the board of the group's Ukrainian bank, BG Bank, where worked on the restructuring of the bank's corporate portfolio and the launch of its Private Wealth Management business. Before that he coordinated the sales, research, and corporate finance departments at Concorde Capital. Nick was included on the Kyiv Post's list of  Wealthiest and Most Influential Expats in 2012 and was named one of the Top 25 Trailblazing Business Leaders in Ukraine in 2016. He holds a degree from Lake Forest College, in Chicago, Illinois. Nick and Yulia Piazza have been married since 2012 and have two children. Nick is from Cody Wyoming. 
  • Yulia Piazza Yulia Piazza Private Clients Yulia has been working at SP Advisors since 2014 where she handles the firm's private clients portfolio, this work includes concierge  and banking advisory  support services. With Yulia's help SP Advisors was able to grow its base of private clients and move in to asset management via its US asset management company SP Capital Management. Before SP, Yulia worked for one of Europe's largest and most prestigious Concierge and Lifestyle management Company's Insignia . While at Insignia Yulia managed some of the firm's largest accounts and clients built a solid track record for meeting and exceeding client expectations.  Yulia has also be involved in Kyiv's investment banking market since 2007 having worked at several of the country's leading firms including Concorde Capital and BG Capital in support roles.
  • Alexander Yaremenko Alexander Yaremenko COO Directly involved in the establishment of SP Advisors,  Alex is now responsible for the company's operations, as well as legal support in corporate law and M&A activities, including corporate restructuring and reorganization and setting up offshore structures. Prior to SP Capital Management, Alexander spent 6 years with BG Capital, a leading regional investment bank. He has extensive experience setting up corporate subsidiaries in Europe and the CIS, as well as in M&A legal support. Before BG Capital, Alexander was deputy general director and legal counsel for Servis-Reestr and Etalon Corporation. Alexander holds a Master of Law from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
  • Tetyana Grigorash Tetyana Grigorash Financial Director Tetyana joined SP Advisors 2017 and has been overseeing the company's accounting department since 2018. In her role as Chief Accountant Tetyana handles all of the company's banking relationships and operations. She also leads a team that works with company counterparties in Ukraine, Europe and the USA on all settlement and back office issues. Prior to SP Advisors, Tetyana spent 8 years with several leading investment banking firms in Eastern Europe including: Concord Capital, KBC Securities and the Baltic Investment Company where she gained substantial experience in administrative activities, key account management and accounting. Tetyana graduated Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman with a degree in International Economics.
  • Oleg Pronin Oleg Pronin Investment Banking, Analytics Oleg has over 10 years of international investment banking experience, including as Vice President at Dragon Capital, where he participated in the majority of the investment bank's milestone ECM and M&A deals in various sectors. Some of Oleg's prominent deals include UMH's acquisition of KP Media in 2011, Platinum Bank's local bond placement in 2010, the acquisition of Prominvestbank in 2009, Platinum Bank's private placement in 2007, a debt restructuring for grocery chain Velyka Kyshenya in 2007, and more. In all, Oleg has been instrumental in M&A deals of over USD 300 million, debt raises of over USD 200 million, and private equity placements of over USD 275 million, all since 2006.