Daniel Satinsky is a founding Partner of the Russia Innovation Collaborative. For more than 20 years, Daniel has been engaged in market entry for both Russian and U.S. companies, provided thought leadership on Russian-American economic issues, and built practical business networks through his consulting practice. Daniel Satinsky is a recognized authority on the Russian business environment, particularly the current focus on building a knowledge-based economy. Most recently, he was one of the principal authors of Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20, a study of worldwide innovation best practices and their application to Russia that was done under the auspices of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is also a regular contributor to the Modern Russia website. Previously he served as executive editor of Russian Petroleum Investor and Caspian Investor and was the author of the Buyer’s Guide to the Russian IT Outsourcing Industry. Daniel Satinsky holds a Master of Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College of Michigan State University. For more than ten years he served as the President of the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England.
Anna Uritsky, Executive Director
For the past years Anna has worked as an independent consultant on various Russia related business projects, and also as a financial management consultant at various real estate companies in Boston , MA . She previously worked at Morgan Stanley at their Global Wealth Management Group in Boston, U.S.A., and before that at Deloitte ToucheTohmatsu Moscow office as a Manager in a Financial Advisory Services practice, M&A advisory and Fund Raising, providing full assistance in transactions representing both buy-side and sell-side clients, including major both Russian and multinational companies. Prior to that, she worked for the PBN Company (Moscow office) where she was responsible for providing project implementation, strategic and financial communications consulting services. Anna attended the Budapest University of Economic Sciences (currently Corvinus University of Budapest) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. ).
Richard Golob, Vice President
Richard Golob is President and Chief Executive Officer of GGA Software Services, a leading Russian provider of scientific software engineering, algorithm development, and data curation services, especially for the life sciences industry. With its headquarters office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and its development center in St. Petersburg, Russia, GGA has focused on bringing together science, mathematics, and software engineering to solve client problems. Since 1994, GGA has developed a client list consisting of global pharmaceutical, scientific publishing, and laboratory instrumentation companies, among others. Richard has served as an adviser to the venture capital firm Charles River Ventures and as chairman of an advisory group at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is co-author of The Almanac of Renewable Energy and co-editor of The Almanac of Science and Technology. Richard is a board member and president of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. Richard graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in biochemical sciences.
Renee Stillings, Treasurer
Renee Stillings is Director of The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS). Founded in 1995 to promote and organize educational programs in the Former Soviet Union, SRAS also provides a wealth of information for students, teachers and travelers on its website. She is also co-founder of Alinga Consulting Group - a Moscow-based consultancy providing audit, accounting, and legal services. Previously she worked in the Russian financial markets, co-founding a small Moscow-based brokerage. She graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and studied Russian language at Moscow State University. She is fluent in Russian and has traveled extensively in the Former Soviet Union.
Kristina Rost is a founding partner of Boston-based immigration law firm Maged & Rost, PC, est 2000. Born in Siberia, Russia, Kristina has gone through the same road she helps others with now using her firm’s stellar expertise in business immigration law. In her practice, Kristina successfully represented hundreds of individuals and business entities worldwide with the goal of expanding business to the United States under various immigration classifications such as investors, intra-company transferees, extraordinary ability aliens, professionals . She is actively involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association where she served and chaired national and NE committees since 2003. Kristina is a decorated attorney who earned a wide recognition in the industry of business immigration law by virtue of being named Top Women of Law (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2014), Top Northeast Lawyers, ( Arrive Magazine, 2011), Super Lawyers Rising Star, New England Super Lawyers (2008- 2010), Best Attorney of 2009 (Brazilian Journal Reader’s Choice, 2009) Up & Coming Lawyers (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2008), Outstanding Immigration Lawyer Award (Brazilian Immigrant Center, 2007). Kristina is a frequent lecturer at national and local AILA and MCLE conferences and a writing contributor to AILA specialty publications as well as topical editions on business immigration, ethics and practice management matters.
Leo Galperin is the owner of Language Connections – a full-service interpreting and translation agency based in Boston. His company is among the leading language services providers for the government sector, as well as private enterprises, academic and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding Language Connections, Leo initiated and took part in various Russia-focused business ventures, including the establishment in 1989 of the first video store chain in Moscow. Since joining the US Department of State as an interpreter in 1993, Leo has interpreted at numerous essential meetings between officials from Russia and the other Former Soviet Republics and their American counterparts.
Shann Kerner, Ph.D., J.D.
Dr. Shann Kerner is an intellectual property attorney at DLA Piper LLP (US), working with emerging, midsized and public biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies in the U.S. and Russia, and with universities, advising them on the creation, protection, and leveraging of their patent portfolios.
She also focuses on patent litigation support, technical support for commercial land antitrust litigation, IP due diligence in connection with venture capital IPOs and mergers and acquisitions; internal IP audits, as well as analyses relating to patentability, freedom-to-operate, inventorship, derivation, validity, and subject matter landscape. Shann’s areas of technical concentration include molecular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, cell biology, and plant biology. Her clients are in the fields of cancer and inflammatory disorders, early and late stage disease diagnostics and therapeutics, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, neurology, stem cells, immunology, agribiotech, animal health, nanotechnology, ophthalmology, antioxidants, pharmaceuticals, antioxidants, and medical devices.
Chris Robert King
Chris King is the technology trade and investment officer for UK Trade and Investment at the British Consulate General in Boston. He has responsibility for encouraging, supporting and connecting emerging and mature technology companies from New England to the United Kingdom’s dynamic economy. Chris has over 15 years of progressive economic development and program management experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia. Chris lived and worked in Russia from 1998 to 2002, where he served as program director for the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia, encouraging and supporting Western investment into Russia. He also worked at Colliers International, where he was responsible for defining property strategies, consulting and commercial real estate advisory services for some the world’s leading brands investing in Russia. Chris is a past member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia and Junior Achievement Russia.
Eugene Vaninov, MD
Eugene Vaninov, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been providing primary and cardiovascular care to the Russian population in Boston for over eighteen years. He is also a Chairman and Executive Director of the Russian American Institute of Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center . Dr. Vaninov has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of medicine and dedication to the Russian community, including citations from the Governor and State Senate of Massachusetts, the Rabbi of Russia, and the U.S. Senate. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Peace from the Russian Peace Foundation for strengthening the relationship between Russian and American physicians. Dr. Vaninov is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School.