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EMCR

EMCR

Experts trusted by
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About us

Experts trusted by financial professionals

We are a team of financial professionals with experience in the global financial industry totaling over 50 years. Over many years, with such firms as UBS, Dresdner, Deutsche Bank, and Sberbank, we gained a wide network of connections and a strong reputation in financial and business communities globally and in CEEMEA, including CIS countries and Russia. We are often approached by our friends and colleagues asking for recommendation of good specialists in various branches of finance, legal, or marketing for their business projects or employers and we are always happy to help. With the time and help of our colleagues and partners, we obtained a good database of selected proven experts for many different business cases and we understood that it could bring value to people and businesses beyond our own financial community. With our experience and connections, we could find the right people for entrepreneurs and businessmen, whether for long-term employment or a one-off project. That’s why we launched EMCR in 2019, the expert platform where entrepreneurs and businessmen can find proven specialists in finance, legal, and marketing, trusted by financial professionals themselves.

  • What we do

    We help you find the best proven specialists in finance, legal, and marketing most suitable for your business tasks. When we suggest an expert or a firm, we make sure that they are the best match for your situation, resources, and demands. To achieve that, we and our community have a database of experts and specialists with structured reviews from our community members and clients. We use that database to match your situation with our reviews to find the right specialist among our selected proven experts. After that, we suggest to you one or a few names that we think will work best. Besides that, our experts and partners can publish their analytical and informational materials in their areas of expertise on our platform. Those materials will help you gain additional insights in the subject you are interested in.

  • Our advantages

    During many years in the financial industry, we and our colleagues faced a lot of different business cases and demands and gained a great network of business contacts in different countries. We do not connect you with random people. If we recommend a specialist or a firm for your business task, it means that someone from our community has already dealt with them in a situation similar to yours and was very happy with the results. Experts can freely register on our platform but unless they get a positive review from someone within our community or from our partners, we won’t recommend that expert to you. Moreover, the opposite is also true. The ideal expert for you might not be registered yet on our platform but in most cases we can still use our own network and our partners to find the person or the firm who are best suited to help you.

  • What we value in our experts

    Quality of work, a meticulous approach, and responsible consumption of resources. This stands for quality of results, whether it is an agreement, a financial model, a marketing strategy, research materials, a presentation, or something else. A meticulous approach and a focus on details during project execution and a lean approach to using client, employer, and natural resources.

Our partners

Our Team

  • Pavel Pikulev

    CEO

    Pavel has 17 years of experience in buy side and sell side investment research. During his years with such institutions as Deutsche Bank, Gazprombank, and Sberbank, among others, he provided research coverage and strategy on global and local CEEMEA financial markets for internal consumption as well as for external clients. During 2007–2015, Pavel was among the best fixed income markets strategists in Russia and CIS, according to Institutional Investor Magazine and Financial Information Company Cbonds. Since 2019, Pavel has been an expert on the Bank of Russia’s Financial Stability Advisory Board. During 2011–2016, he was a member of the Bank Treasury Committee with the Russian National Finance Association. Pavel has a wide network of contacts in finance in Russia, CIS, and globally.

  • Vasilij Korol

    CFO & CTO

    Vasilij has more than 12 years in the banking industry. He has held managerial positions in divisions responsible for IT and finance. In addition, he has over 2 years of experience in IT and business consulting. Vasilij was responsible for finance function at Intesa Bank, Alfa Bank, and Promsvyazbank. He also held a position of Chief Data Officer (CDO) in one of the top 20 Russian banks. He regularly won a title of best employee and was involved in and successfully completed complex unique projects involving finance and data with limited time and resources. Vasilij has in-depth knowledge of corporate finance and IT and has a great network of contacts in financial and IT communities in both Russia and CIS.

  • Olga Skorokhodova

    COO

    Olga has over 10 years of experience in trading and asset management. She managed fixed-income portfolios and pension funds with various banks and asset management companies. She also has 3 years of experience in managing projects in online education.

  • Igor Akulov

    Head of the London Office

    Igor has a successful career of 20 years in the global financial industry with UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Dresdner Bank in offices in London, New York, and Moscow. He held management positions in trading and risk-management covering different financial products in developed and emerging markets. He successfully navigated his debt securities portfolios and credit risks through several full global and local credit crises (1997-98, 2008, 2014-15 in Russia). He dealt with such cases as sovereign and corporate defaults and worked with distressed assets. He has many years of experience in selecting legal consultants for various tasks and a wide network of contacts in the global financial industry, including in London and New York.

  • Anton Amelin

    Chief Developer

    Anton has over 9 years of experience in developing apps and managing teams in top IT and b2b companies. He has executed many projects related to e-commerce, multi-service integration, and business process automation. Anton provided technical expertise and designed, launched, and developed projects for such companies as MOEX, Sportmaster, Centro, Kari, Nikon, and Meineliebe. He was responsible for hiring and managing IT teams, as well as designing and managing processes within technical departments.

  • Maria Baranchikova

    Legal

    Maria is a lawyer specializing in private international law. She has extensive experience in IT law and cofounded Baranchikov IP & IT Attorneys.