Originally from the south of the Russia Vitaly Shershidsky moved to Moscow in 2002 to take part in the two groups merging project. With a background in both consulting and starting businesses from the scratch, including raising venture capital, business development and optimization, and with very good academic record Shershidsky has quickly become one of the Russian leading experts in the field.
Shershidsky studied operational management with the best professors of the State University in Volgograd, and discussed strategy finding and the managing nuances with Harvard doctors near Boston. A long time Shershidsky was working for BSCol CIS – Balanced Scorecard creator and developer. Consulting experience helped to tie that into the complex comprehension of business environment. Numerous methods, both from world best practices and self-developed, help to diagnose and find the reasonable and most effective solutions.
His research includes various best practice, for instance FMCG manufacturing process framework, performance scorecard for private equity firm, banking strategies in BRIC countries, capital raising strategies for private equity, IT manufacturing value-added chains, energy process framework, as well universal strategy management degree evaluation, and many many others.
In the course of the years Shershidsky has been participating the score of consulting projects, acting both client-side and consultant. The 14 projects could be named major accordingly impacting on the businesses. The organizational scale of the projects is also wide: from self-made unique tasks with author’s methodology to complex, complicated structures with 35 members at the project’s peak time. He led small teams about 2-3 people, was in charge of the organizational department in a large corporation (18000 FTE), and head of the management consulting department of a large firm (about 1000 FTE). The projects beneficiary list includes such brand-named companies like Svyazinvest, RAO EUS of Russia, Standard&Poors, EBRD, etc.
Nowadays Shershidsky is partner at “allocate International”. He currently consults plenty various people – managers and shareholders from established industry leader companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. With entrepreneur spirit and corporate governance comprehension Shershidsky very well understands the businessmen’s needs. His analytical skills help to structure problems and drill down to discover their bottoms. Speaks both native Russian and fluent English Shershidsky is talented to find common language with different process participants, hear their demands and make elegance findings both meet all involved requirements and benefit business. Pragmatism and usability of the advices and deliverables – that are make him cut above the rest management consultants.
When he’s not completely involved in complicated projects, most of his time is spent travelling, presenting seminars and workshops across the Russia, CIS and around the world.
In his spare time he skis, plays chess and Go, takes photographs and collects jazz and blues records. He does not support a particular football team, nor fully understand the offside rule