About Us

Steve Gorelik, CFA

Portfolio Manager

joined Firebird in 2005 while completing M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Steve brings three years of experience as a management consultant at Deloitte and education from a highly selective Value Investing Program at Columbia. He also holds a BS degree from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charter and a membership in Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Steve serves on the board of Teliani Valley (Georgia). He speaks Russian, English and his native Belarussian.

Ivan S. Andreev

Senior Analyst

joined Firebird as an intern in 2007 while completing M.B.A from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and began working fulltime in 2009. Ivan brings 5 years of experience as a management consultant at Accenture where he advised executives of Fortune 500 clients on corporate restructuring, M&A and change management. At Columbia, Ivan was a recipient of the Charles H. Brunie Scholarship and a student at the highly selective Value Investing program. Ivan received his undergraduate degree from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, graduating Cum Laude in 3 years. A native Muscovite, Ivan speaks Russian and English.

Justinas Paskevicius


joined Firebird in 2014 after graduating magna cum laude from Villanova University with a degree in Finance and French. Prior to Firebird, Justinas worked at Copeland Capital Management conducting fundamental research on domestic and international dividend growth equities. Justinas speaks Lithuanian, French, and English.

Joanne Tuckman, CPA


Tel. +1 212 698 9260

Blake Horowitz

Chief Compliance Officer

Tel. +1 212 698 9274

Luba Kostyukova

Head of Fund Operations

Tel. +1 212 698 9281

Julia Shvartsberg

Fund Accountant

Tel. +1 212 698 9291

Ellen D'Aleo

Client Services

Tel. +1 212 698 9285

Armine Guledjian

Power Sector Specialist

Tel. +1 212 698 9260

Marin Kaarik Anton


joined the Amber Funds in 2007 and Firebird Management in 2013. She previously worked as an equity analyst for Cresco AS (former Baltic Cresco Investment Group). She has been involved in several privatization processes (Tallinn Water, Tallinn Heating Company, Estonian Railways). Marin holds a cum laude MBA from Estonian Business School and cum lade BAs from Concordia International University Estonia and Concordia University, Wisconsin.

Natalya Zhirova

Office Manager

Tel. +1 212 698 9283

Molly Graeve

Executive Assistant

Tel. +1 212 698 9269