Leonid Nikitin, Managing Partner

Leonid has more than a 20-year professional experience. During all these years, Leonid has been working at international consulting and audit companies like BDO and Baker Tilly and in the real sector at a large machine-building company.

Leonid's professional background includes more than 20 implemented projects aimed at increasing business efficiency in machine-building, transport, oil and chemical industries for such companies as Rosneft, SIDANKO, Transaero, Mezhregiongas, Russian Railways and TransContainer.

Leonid has taken part in more than 50 successfully implemented projects of M&A support.

Leonid has about 20 publications in specialized economic media and makes presentations at conferences.


Andrey Sharonin, Partner

Andrey has a 10-year professional experience. Prior to coming to Blaze Consulting, Andrey headed the Financial Consulting Department at Baker Tilly Rusaudit. In the beginning of his career, he worked at a large petrochemical company and in the food industry.

Andrey's professional portfolio includes more than 50 successfully implemented projects of M&A support, including for such clients as Siemens, TBIH, BUCK-Chemie GmbH, Sud-Chemie, Lafarge SA, Mondi Packaging, Ephag, AmberTrust, West Siberian Resources, Sberbank, Gazprombank, Uralsib and Svyaznoy.

Andrey is experienced in implementation of corporate budgeting and controlling systems.

Andrey graduated from the Moscow State University of Commerce and got his MBA degree at the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

He is an author of publications and a co-author of financial and economic surveys published in such media as Kommersant, Moscow Times, Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia Journal, Financial Director and others.