KRER Management Team
- Dedicated management team – Management and Principals have committed a significant portion of the capital – Interests are 100% aligned with investors – Solely compensated by management fees. Non-salaried – Based in Kiev, experienced and connected
- Extensive local knowledge – The fund is on the ground, well connected with local brokers (who know and trust us) and has executed the buying process many times – We achieve at least 20-30% off listed market prices due to our connections and response time
- Connections & colleagues – Strong links, and access to, the main ministers and foreign members of the current government – Extensive links to the investment banking community – Deep-rooted relationships with key commercial & corporate banking executives
John Suggitt – Managing Director and Founder
15 years of experience in Ukraine.
A Canadian citizen, John has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has over 10 years of investment banking experience in Ukraine and has spent many of these years also developing successful property investments in both Kiev and Montenegro. His prior positions include Chief Operating Officer with Dragon Capital, Managing & Founding Partner with Concorde Capital and Vice-President with MFK.
John Crockett – Managing Partner
10 years of experience in Russia and Ukraine
John, an American citizen, has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Mr. Crockett was previously head of Fixed Income Loan Syndicate at VTB Capital in Moscow and has over 15 years of investment banking, real estate, corporate & leveraged finance experience in the US, Russia and Ukraine.
Shane Sorg – Managing Partner
20 years of experience in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan
An American citizen, Shane has spent his entire career working in various countries of the former Soviet Union, spanning the telecoms, forestry and investment banking industries. For the past 10 years, Mr. Sorg worked as a Director at Deutsche Bank Russia, where he headed the equity sales trading team, which was consistently ranked as the top international banking team in the market. In addition to his 10 year career in investment banking, Shane has 10 years of experience launching and running start-ups in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the U.K. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he teamed up with the Dixon’s Stores Group in the U.K. to launch Freetalk, a VoIP telephone service.