Fight For Ukraine‘s principals have held roles as senior consultants and worked with U.S. vendors entering markets in Ukraine.
A full-time forward presence provides oversight and coordinates with the government of Ukraine to fill capacity gaps.
Fight For Ukraine LLC is no drive-by entity—the principals have deep backgrounds and connections in Ukraine. Personal commitments and broad networks on both sides of the Atlantic ideally position Fight for Ukraine to make an immediate difference in the struggle.
FROM THE CEO
THIS IS PERSONAL
We were in living in Kyiv where I had been deployed by State as an international conflict monitor in the Donbas, then later as an advisor and independent businessman.
We were lucky to be able to relocate stateside, catching one of the last flights out to Moldova, which then closed its airspace. It was a long journey to the USA, and we’re more than thankful for all the support.
For millions of others, the nightmare began and continues. Power is rationed or unavailable. Children listen to air raid sirens and people shelter in metro stations and dusky basements.
Time for all of us to do our part.
Mark has 25 years of experience in business, government, the military, and intergovernmental organizations. He has worked as a strategic advisor on macroeconomic stabilization and privatization in Ukraine. He spent one year in the Donbas conflict zone with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where he led over 100 patrols across the Line of Contact.
With NATO, Mark worked in Turkey for Allied Land Command. He has several academic publications in national security and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Oxford Strategic Studies Group. Mark was educated at Western Illinois, The U.S. Naval War College (Highest Distinction), and the University of Oxford. Mark holds the U.S. government’s topmost credential as a DSCA certified Security Cooperation Executive.
A RICH TEAM
Ukraine: The core team consists of two prior-service SME professionals forward-located in Ukraine with deep networks and fluent language skills acquired at the Defense Language Institute.
- Consultant 1 and COO (Kyiv). In addition to years of direct experience in security cooperation, the COO has wide-ranging experience as an international correspondent, with assignments in Chechnya, Transnistria, Georgia, and Afghanistan. He holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an MA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale.
- Consultant 2 (Kherson and Kyiv). Consultant 2 has years of experience in Ukraine working as a conflict monitor with OSCE, where he interacted daily with the Armed Forces of Ukraine as well as local citizens. His background includes logistics and work in the oil and gas sector in Central Asia. He has an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Tchnology.
Stateside: The CEO resides inside the Beltway where he coordinates with both sides of the river and Capitol Hill.
- Consultant 3 is CFO and an expert in financial matters with decades of experience building successful businesses in Ukraine. He has guided private equity and debt placements in Ukraine and the United States and served as the Managing Director and Head of International Sales for two large Kyiv-based investment banks and a private equity group. He was educated at Cornell, with a JD from the University of Pennsylvania and studies in finance and public policy at Wharton. He has an MBA from the Kyiv School of Economics.