Our Team

Managing Board

Mr. Nabi is an Executive Director at Imperial Fund and a senior asset backed manager with more than 25 years of experience structuring deals, driving business development, mitigating risk, and supporting new products in the fixed income markets. He has focused on securitization and has extensive experience with both the credit and banking aspects of these instruments. Prior to joining Imperial Fund, Mr. Nabi was the CFO and Head of Capital Markets of Funding U, a FinTech based student loan originator. He joined Funding U after working more than eight years at Cantor Fitzgerald in their Debt Capital Markets Division (Mortgage and Asset Backed Finance – SPG Group). Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Nabi was a Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Assured Guaranty Corporation’s Consumer and Mortgage Backed Securitization Group. He led a team responsible for underwriting more than $20 Billion of securitization for RMBS, ABS, CMBS, and student loans over a two year period. He was a key member of their management team and was appointed to the firm’s portfolio risk management committee (PRMC). Mr. Nabi previously spent more than 10 years at Ambac Assurance Corporation as Managing Director and Group Head of their consumer and mortgage backed securities business. He also held various positions at Financial Security Assurance, Deloitte & Touch, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Nabi received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin.

James P. Morrison is a former member-floor trader of the Chicago Board of Trade with more than 35 years of fixed income trading, sales, and management experience. As a head trader of a regional fixed-income brokerage, he traded distressed structured mortgage and high yield corporate bonds, along with issuing derivative securities. Morrison designed and executed risk management programs in fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodities for a variety of institutional investors. He designed and executed a $1 billion-dollar-plus corporate bond arbitrage program for a large European insurance company while also providing market timing and yield curve trade analysis for dollar and FX denominated bonds. By trading bond option spreads in a commodity pool, he generated above-market returns with below-market risk before selling the company to his largest investor. Morrison is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Finance. Additionally, he did graduate work at Loyola University in Chicago.

Max Slyusarchuk is co-founder of Imperial Fund and a founder and CEO of A&D Mortgage with over 20 years of mortgage and banking industry experience. Mr. Slyusarchuk is also a shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Home Federal Bank of Hollywood. Mr. Slyusarchuk is responsible for the day-to-day activities, strategic planning, business development and building relationships with key partners. Mr. Slyusarchuk has successfully launched and raised capital for multiple projects across a wide spectrum of industries, including financial and construction segments. He has experience in both private equity investments and portfolio management for institutional and private sector clients in Eastern Europe and the U.S. Mr. Slyusarchuk holds a BS in Economics from MIM University.

Victor Kuznetsov is a founder and lead investor of Imperial Fund with over 12 years of financial and asset management experience. Mr. Kuznetsov is responsible for the Fund’s day-to-day supervisory activities, credit strategy, relationship with main counterparties and investment portfolio. Previously Mr. Kuznetsov was the asset manager for a private equity firm in the gold mining industry for 8 years and has substantial experience in managing corporate assets, financial investments and real estate management. He also participated in a merger and IPO of a public company traded at LSE. Mr. Kuznetsov holds an MBA degree from University of Maryland University College where he was also a Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He earned a BS in Management as well as a Masters degree in Finance from University of Maryland University College.

Jared Neale is responsible for investment portfolio analysis, RMBS structuring, financial modelling and IR. Before joining Imperial Fund, Mr. Neale was responsible for portfolio analysis/reporting and IR at a Family Office/Investment Advisor with over $2 billion AUM focused on private equity, venture cap and hedge fund investments. Mr. Neale earned his BSBA in Economics and Information Technology at the University of Central Florida where he graduated president’s honor roll. He began his career in Insurance attaining his 2-15 “life including var. annuities & health” with the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Lana Izgarsheva is a Compliance Officer and Administrative Director at Imperial Fund overseeing the Legal, HR, Support and Marketing. Ms. Izgarsheva’s experience consists of 18+ years in the mortgage business with several positions at United Financing and then as president at A&D Financial. Ms. Izgarsheva holds a BS in Political Science and a BS in International Business from FAU and a law degree from VSU.

Irina Chulanova is the financial manager at Imperial Fund with over 17 years of financial experience. Ms. Chulanova is responsible for all areas relating to corporate financial reporting, communication with internal and external partners and overseeing all company activity and investments. Previously Ms. Chulanova was a financial controller in Danone International – a world recognized public company, where she obtained great experience in budgeting, analysis and financial technics. Ms. Chulanova holds a Master of Science in Economics and Management from BMST University.

Elena Kuznetsova is the Operations Manager at Imperial Fund with over 10 years of experience in business development and relationship management with key accounts. Ms. Kuznetsova is responsible for day-to-day fund activity and relationships with partners. Previously Ms. Kuznetsova served as a manager of business development at Greif Inc. – a global leading industrial company providing commercial and contract management support to ensure commercial interests are optimized for the business. Ms. Kuznetsova holds a BS in Economics from MSU.

Nick Avgustinov is the IT Director at Imperial Fund with over 14 years of IT development and core system management experience. Mr. Avgustinov served as a consultant at Celltick Technologies and was the Senior Manager for Accenture Europe for 10 years, where he managed an international clients group and was a leader in top client implementation projects of core-banking system solutions, M&A process and system merging, optimization process and structuring corporate level software systems.

Monika Siwiec is a General Counsel at Imperial Fund with over 9 years of experience as an advisor and counsel to servicing and lending clients regarding general Florida mortgage lending/servicing matters, including default litigation (foreclosure of first and second mortgage liens, REO matters, code violations, and all aspects of default litigation), servicer/lender defense. Before joining Imperial Fund Monika worked as Associate Attorney at Blank Rome LLP. Monika holds a Juris Doctor Degree from University of Miami and BS from University of Florida.