MARK MCNAMEE, Head of Research, Russia/CIS
Mark directs DuckerFrontier’s research and production on Europe, advising clients on political and macroeconomic trends shaping the business environment. He assists senior executives and strategy teams of Western multinational firms whose remit focuses on Western Europe through Russia & CIS, with Mark’s primary focus on Russia & CIS markets. His analytical work has been cited in television and print by the BBC, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Intellinews. Prior to DuckerFrontier, Mark lived and worked in St. Petersburg, Russia for two years and later was a security analyst at Kroll. An American born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mark received his B.A. in History and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Russian Studies from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. Mark is proficient in Russian and conversant in Italian.
FRED SCHNEIDER, Managing Director, RussiaView Executive Network
Fred connects senior executives within Russia/CIS. He also oversees the research initiatives that drive C-suite decisions based on peer benchmarking. For almost 15 years, Fred has partnered with multinational business leaders in EMEA, specializing in Russia/CIS, acting in an advisory capacity. During this time, Fred has supplied research and analysis solutions that power internal planning discussions and public relations initiatives via his partnership with or employment by The Economist Group, Oxford Economics, Forbes, and the CEEMEA Business Group (later to become RCIS Business Group). Fred is an American, born in New York and raised in Arizona, with a B.A. in German and Business and an M.B.A. in Global Management. He and his wife, Irina, enjoy travel, skiing, and the fine arts. The two split their time between homes in Vienna and Moscow.