Steep Rock Capital LLP

Board of Directors

Stephen Polakoff

Stephen Polakoff

Mr. Polakoff is a New York qualified lawyer with 8 years of experience working on capital markets, project finance, banking and corporate transactions, the last six of which have been spent in Russia. He currently serves as General Counsel for Integra Group, a Russian oil services company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Integra, Mr. Polakoff was General Counsel and Head of the Legal Department for Deutsche UFG in Moscow.

While with Deutsche UFG, he served as the bank's senior in-house advisor on over a dozen IPOs and secondary offerings with listings on Russian and International exchanges. Previously, he worked in the Moscow and New York offices of Clifford Chance as a senior associate.

Erik Wigertz

Erik Wigertz

Erik Wigertz has been active in Russian financial markets for the past 13 years. He currently serves as Head of Corporate Finance for Brunswick Rail Leasing, a Russian rail car leasing company. Prior to joining Brunswick Rail Leasing, he most recently ran a capital markets advisory boutique, Capital Coordination, specializing in large capital raisings and taking companies public.

From 2003-06, Mr. Wigertz worked closely with Mr. Swigart at Deutsche UFG, where he was Head of Syndicate. From 2003-04, he served as co-head of Research and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to his work at Deutsche UFG, Mr.Wigertz was a portfolio manager at Prosperity Capital (2002-03) and a partner at UBS Brunswick (1996-2002), where he was the senior oil and gas analyst for the top ranked research team in Russia.

Erik graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1996. He is fluent in Russian and English and also speaks German.

Paul Swigart, Managing Partner, Steep Rock Capital LLP