Tom has worked for more than 10 years in the Russian and CIS markets, and established EM as CEO in 2013. He has had substantial experience advising Russian companies on communications and positioning in the international and financial markets. He has more Russian IPO experience than any other practicing communications advisor in the market, having personally lead the communications for IPOs including MD Medical Group, Ruspetro, OKEY Group, Pharmsynthez, Exillon Energy, Human Stem Cell Institute, M.video, Bank St Petersburg, MMK and Raspadskaya. He also has considerable M&A experience in the region, having advised on high-profile transactions such as Pepsi – Lebedyansky and Enel - OGK-5. Tom has also worked with a number of privately held Russian companies to raise their public profile and to create the necessary communications infrastructure in preparation for future potential capital markets activity.