CORNERSTONE Executive Search  
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Our company's team of executive search consultants consists of 20 specialists who have been working for over ten years in the field of personnel search. Experience and knowledge, as well as an impeccable business reputation, enables our consultants to solve personnel issues of any complexity. Two of our consultants are rated among the Top 10 in the ranking of the best consultants in the field of Executive Search in Russia.

Yury Dorfman,
Head of Practice,Legal, Insurance and HR

Yury graduated from the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, Department of Economics and Law, specializing in jurisprudence.
He has worked in the field of consulting and executive search for over 12 years.
He joined Cornerstone in 1999 as the chief of the department responsible for conducting personnel search in the field of Jurisprudence, Insurance, and HR.
Yury is a member of the Association of Corporate Lawyers.
Among his successful projects are:

-General Director, Non State Pension Fund
- Deputy General Director, Property Insurance
- Deputy General Director, Corporate Clients
- Head of HR. Large Industrial Company
- Head of Recruitment, Leading Retail Group
- Head of Legal, Large Industrial Group
- Head of Legal, Major International Bank
- Senior Associate, International Law Firm


Victoria Filippova,
Head of Practice, Finance and Accounting
Viktoria graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (REA), specializing in Economics and Labor Sociology and completed a course of financial management at University of Maryland, USA.
Before joining Cornerstone she workedfor the severalleading Russian banks.
She has worked in the field of consulting and executive search for over6 years.
She joined Cornerstone in 2001 and became the head of the Department of Finance and Accounting in 2002.
In 2004, according to the rating of the Association of Managers of Russia, Victoria Fillipova was ranked among the top ten most professional consultants in the field of Executive Search in Russia.
Among her successful projects are:

- Managing team, one of the biggest international bank
- CFO, international investment holding
- CFO, large industrial holding
- CFO, large telecom company
- Head of finance department, western investment bank

Olga Voroshilova,
Head of Practice, Pharmacy, Real Estate and Construction

Olga graduated from the Higher School of Economics, specializing in Management.
She has worked in the field of personnel consulting and executive search for over 10 years.
From 1995 until 2000 Olga was the head of a human resources agency in Nizhny Novgorod. She joined Cornerstone in 2000. She became the Chief of the Departments of Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate and Construction in 2003.
In 2004 Olga Voroshilova was ranked among the top ten most professional consultants in the field of executive search in Russia, according to the rating of the Association of Managers of Russia.
Among her successful projects are:

- Director of Real Estate Investments for a large international bank
- Deputy General Director of Construction for a large development company
- Deputy General Director of the Department of Development for a large Russian bank
- Director of Marketing for a large development company
- Manager of Corporate Real Estate for a large Western bank
- Head of Russian Branch Office for an international pharmaceutical company
- Director of Operations for a large pharmaceutical company

Elena Petrosian,
Head of Practice, Banking and Investments

Elean graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, specializing in Psychology and Foreign Languages.
Her work career began with the Renaissance Capital bank and the Sputnik investment group.
She joined Cornerstone in 2003 as a consultant and specialized in search for managers in such fields as securities trading, customer sales, currency market and securities markets.
In 2005 Elena became the head of the Department of Banking and Investments. It is mainly due to Elena's professionalism that Cornerstone today is one of the leading companies in Russia working in the area of executive search in the field of banking.
Among her successful projects are:

- Deputy General Director of Operations for an investment company
- Vice President for a fund for direct investment
- Director of Corporate Finance for an international bank
- Director of Planning for a large Russian bank


Ekaterina Daineko,
Head of Practice, Commercial Banking
Ekaterina graduated from Moscow State Linguistics University. She started to work in the field of personnel consulting since 1998. Before 2004 Ekaterina worked in large international companies like Kloeckner INA GmBH, TESSAG, 4Media Group.
She joined Cornerstone in 2004 as the consultant of Banking and Investments department. From 2007 – head of practice, Commercial Banking.
At the present time Ekaterina is the key account manager for the number of Cornerstone’s most important clients.
Among her successful projects are:

- Chief Executive Officer for an International bank
- Head of Credit Risk for an International bank
- Head of Leasing Department for a huge Russian bank
- Deputy Head of Trade&Structured Finance for large Russian bank
- Head of Cash Management for a large western bank
- Head of Collection for a large western bank
- Head of Industrial Desk/Deputy Head of corporate banking for large Russian bank



Bela Dzasokhova,
Head of the FMCG, Retail and HoReCa departments

Graduated from the Moscow Government Commercial Institute specializing in “Economics” and “International Law”, diploma of Master in Economical journalism, advertising, marketing and PR, Moscow State University.
Bela started her professional activity in HR in 1986. For 8 years she was leading her own business, later she worked as Commercial Director and Advertising and Marketing Director in large international companies. All this experience has indeed enriched Bela with the profound knowledge of all the subtleties of these business administration spheres.
Bela has joined Cornerstone in 2003 as the Industrial Department Director. In 2004 she was appointed the Head of FMCG, Retail and HoReCa departments.
Among her successful projects are:

- Vice President of Infrastructure for a large supermarket chain
- Director of Marketing for a large industrial company
- Director of Logistics for a large industrial company
- General Director for an agricultural company
- General Director for an equipment building holding


Vladislav Bykhanov,
Head of Practice, Oil and Gas
Vladislav graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University as a teacher of economics. He started working in recruitment in 1997, and since 2000 he has specialised in the oil and gas industries.
Vladislav joined Cornerstone in 2003 as Head of the Oil and Gas Department.
Among his successful projects are:

- Drilling manager
- Business development manager
- GR Manager
- Head of oil services
- Vice president corporative development
- Marketing and development director


Sergei Mareev,
Head of Practice IT and Telecommunications
Sergei graduated from Moscow State University of Telecommunications and Informatics, specialising in radio communications, and radio and television broadcasting.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Sergei worked for more than five years in various leading telecommunications firms. He began his career as a recruiter when he joined Cornerstone in 1999.
Among his successful projects are:

- Marketing Director for a large telecommunications company
- CIO/Head of IT for a large telecommunications company
- Commercial Director for a leading IT integration company
- IT Head for a large investment bank
- Head of Marketing Department for a global IT vendor


Dmitry Akopov,
Head of Industrial Practice
Dmitry graduated from University of Colorado, USA.
From 1999 – deputy sales director NTV+.
He joined Cornerstone in 2001 as business development director. From 2002 – head of industrial practice. Number of projects, released by the department per year, increased more than 4 times, since 2002 by now.

Among Dmitry’s successful projects – placements of general managers and CEOs for the leading Russian industrial and agricultural holdings.


Elena Gorokhovatskaya,
Head of Practice, Marketing, Advertising, PR
Elena joined Cornerstone more than 10 years ago, creating Marketing, Advertaising and PR practices. For the time, Elena and the department accumulated unique knowledge of the Russian advertising market. Detailed experience of the market and its tendencies are among departments most valuable advantages.
Among Elena’s successful projects – placement of the top-managers for the leading Russian and international advertising and communications agencies.


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