Peter Davidson has more than a decade spent working or consulting in the countries of the former Soviet Union, where he worked for two big 5 accounting firms (Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young) and two venture capital funds (the Defense Enterprise Fund and Renova/Access Industries).
His duties have included:
• capital budgeting for large industrial concerns;
• business valuations in the United States and Russia
working as a consultant and investment officer for two U.S. government-backed venture capital funds in the former Soviet Union;
• financial due diligence, feasibility studies, market research; and
• serving as the controller for an investment fund in Moscow, Russia.
In addition, he developed operating and business plans for the first major liaison between Russian and western tractor manufacturers.
Mr. Davidson received a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA in finance and international management from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is fluent in Russian and proficient in Japanese.