James P. Morrison is member-floor trader of the Chicago Board of Trade with more than 35 years of fixed income product sales and trading experience. A former head trader of a regional fixed-income brokerage, he issued levered mortgage derivative securities, along with coordinating high yield corporate and distressed structured mortgage bond trading. Morrison has designed and executed risk management programs in fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodities for a variety of institutional trading participants. He also designed and executed a $1 billion-dollar-plus corporate bond arbitrage program for a large European insurance company. He provided market timing and yield curve trade analysis for both dollar and FX denominated bonds; traded bond option spreads in a commodity pool generating 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 specializing in financial markets.
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.
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.
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.