Founder and Managing Partner
Alexander has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate management, business restructuring and turnaround projects. He has substantial expertise across several sectors, including retail, distribution, food production and industrial equipment manufacturing.
Before establishing Zhizhin & Partners, Alexander served as a Managing Director in major Russian investment banks IFC Metropol and FC Otkritie, focusing on providing financing and M&A advisory services to mid-cap public and private companies.
Earlier in his career, Alexander worked as a CEO at Alexandra & Sofia (food manufacturer), COO at Alion Distribution Company (IT distributor), CEO at Bistroff-Trade (food manufacturer), Director for Commerce at Torgovaya Ploshchad Holding (construction materials).
Alexander graduated Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO University).
Mikhail is a professional in the area of M&A transaction origination. With more than 10 years in investment banking, has a deep knowledge of such industries as retail, food production, industrial equipment manufacturing.
Before joining Zhizhin & Partners, Mikhail served as a Vice President of Corporate Finance department in IFC Metropol, worked in the financial consulting company AGA Management and FC Otkritie, where he personally contacted more than 1,000 companies.
Mikhail graduated Moscow Banking Institute
Sergey is a seasoned professional with substantial experience in M&A transactions, management consulting, valuation, and strategic advisory services in the areas of capital raising and sell-side transactions. He specializes in oil and gas industry, as well as real estate development and retail.
Sergey was the Director in Deloitte Russia Oil & Gas Group, the Partner in financial consulting company AGA Management, worked for KPMG at its branches in Russia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. At the beginning of his career, Sergey worked as an Executive Director of Strategic Analysis and Planning Department of AFK Sistema, where he managed the development of large integrated land assets in the Moscow region. Before that he worked on multiple real estate M&A deals in the Company of Regional Development and Investments.
Sergey graduated Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT University) and holds Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.
Andrey has extensive business relations in food processing and distribution, retail, transport and logistics.
For more than 15 years Andrew was in sales management & business development. He worked for Timebook, Airtrans, AvtoGruzServis, Glavproduсt, Factoria, Kukhnya Bez Granits, Alexandra and Sofia. He made a career from Mars sales manager to Chairman of the Board of Directors of companies Airtrans, Timebook. Magister & Partners. He also holds Executive director position at Promo Znak.
Andrey holds an Executive MBA diploma from Moscow Institute of International Business Classic Business School.
With more than 20 years of experience in the areas of venture capital, investment banking and financial management, Gregory developed his expertise in structuring and implementing multiple private equity, merchant banking and corporate finance transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion.
Gregory was the Investment Director in Skolkovo Ventures, Head of Multimedia Technologies Group in Skolkovo Foundation. Previously in 2009 he established Investment Banking Group at TriGlobal Strategic Ventures (TGSV), a New York-based international business consulting company. Gregory also worked in New York as a Managing Director at Newbridge Securities Corporation, and as Senior Vice President, Investment Banking at Rodman & Renshaw and Maxim Group. Before that, Gregory worked as Vice President of Finance at Improv Technologies, an enterprise software start-up, where he managed venture capital financing process and operations. Gregory started his career working at First Albany Enterprise Funding, a venture capital fund focused on technology companies.
Gregory received his undergraduate degree from Tula State University in Russia and an MBA degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.
Sergey has more than 30 years of successful experience in managing large Russian trading and production companies employing more than 45 000 people.
Earlier in his career, Sergei held several senior management positions in well-known Russian companies, was CEO of international taxi service start-up project "GetTaxi", was CEO of food internet-hypermarket “Utkonos”, was CEO of retail project "TS-Retail", which brought together AFK "Sistema" products: “MTS”, “Intourist”, MBRD, “Comstar” and others. Sergey also served as vice president of mobile phone retailer "Euroset" for a long time, was the chairman of the Board of Directors of GC "Medmarket" (online store of health products), was head of adaptation and management systems building projects during the entry of SPAR food chain into the Russian market, was a top manager in the “Technosila” retail chain and GC “Regent”.
Maxim is the expert in oilservice and oilfield chemicals. Maxim also works in food processing sector and with various B2B companies.
Before joining Zhizhin & Partners, Maxim worked more than 5 years in large banks and financial groups such as General Electric Money Bank, UniCredit Bank, Alfa Capital.
Maxim graduated Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI).
Alexey is the specialist in retail. He took an active part in all our recent deals in retail & manages contacts with retail chains all over Russia.
Prior to Zhizhin & Parners, Alexey worked for Uralsib Bank & Alfa Capital. His investment business experience is more than 5 years.
Alexey graduated Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.