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 in Bank of Georgia Group, Nick also sat on the board of the group's Ukrainian bank, BG Bank, where he led 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 Most Influential Expats in 2012 and was named one of the Top 25 Trailblazing Business Leaders in Ukraine in 2016. Nick also serves as Co-Chairman of the Ukrainian-Georgian Business Counsel and is a frequent contributor to prominent publications. He holds a degree from Lake Forest College, in Chicago, Illinois.
Chief Legal Officer / COO
Directly involved in the establishment of SP Advisors, Alexander 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 Advisors, Alexander spent 6 years with BG Capital. 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 degree from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
Vice President, Investment Banking
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.
Vice President, Sales & Trading
Oleksandr has more than 6 years of experience in investment banking and asset management. Before joining SP Advisors in 2015, Oleksandr worked in the private equity practice and project management at Dragon Capital. He previously worked as a portfolio manager at SEB Asset Management, the Baltic banking group. Oleksandr started his career in investment banking as an equity analyst in the research department at BG Capital. He holds an M.A. degree in Economics from Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and University of Houston.
Head of Risk Management
Alexey has more than 15 years of experience on financial markets. In 2012 he joined the SP Advisors team as Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodity Derivatives Trading. Alexey advises clients on risk management strategies on foreign exchange and commodity markets. Previously Alexey was a head of commodites trading department in several large Ukrainian companies, and also worked on Moscow Exchange (MICEX). Alexey graduated from East Ukrainian Volodymyr Dahl National University and also studied at The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration majoring in financial analysis and securities trading. Alexey regularly speaks at conferences on the subject of pricing strategies on commodity markets and development of derivatives market of Ukraine. Alexey also organizes seminars and trainings on price risk management.