Kyrill Firshein, Executive Director at VTB Capital, is the Head of VTB Capital’s Equity Sales team for the Americas, based in New York. Previously, Kyrill headed Deutsche Bank’s Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEEMA) Equities distribution business for the Americas. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Russian equities business for the bank’s US emerging markets equity sales team. Previously, Firshein was a senior international equity salesperson for United Financial Group (UFG) in Moscow, acquired by Deutsche Bank in 2006, where he primarily focused on US institutional funds investing in Russia. Including his UFG years, Firshein had been with Deutsche Bank for over 10 years. Before UFG, he was an equity research sales generalist with Goldman Sachs for 4 years, building and running the firm’s West Coast middle markets equities business (his time at Goldman also included a one-year, senior analyst rotation in debt capital markets). Firshein graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. He holds an undergraduate program degree certificate in Islam and Muslim-Christian Understanding via the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.