Oleg M. Pohotsky serves as a Senior Advisor to Kaufman & Company. Mr. Pohotsky is a corporate finance and investment management professional with more than three decades of diversified experience gained both in industry and in financial markets. Through Right Bank Partners, Mr. Pohotsky provides services as an independent corporate director and as an advisor on corporate strategy and governance.
Mr. Pohotsky serves on the boards many organizations, including several NYSE-listed closed end funds that represent over $1 billion in capital invested in both publicly traded securities and venture capital companies in the healthcare and biotechnology industries. Mr. Pohotsky serves as chairman of both the audit and valuation committees of both funds and is their designated SEC “financial expert”. Mr. Pohotsky’s other directorships have included for-profit companies, both private and publicly traded, and non-for profit organizations. Industries in which he has been involved include healthcare, information technology, professional services, education and oil & gas.
Through the 1990’s, Mr. Pohotsky served as Senior Vice President of First Albany Corporation where he was responsible for underwritings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Pohotsky spent nearly seven years in investment management, specializing in the acquisition and growth of private companies. Mr. Pohotsky was one of two individual General Partners of John Hancock Financial Services affiliate Capital Growth Partners, a $300 million mezzanine capital fund dedicated to providing expansion, acquisition and recapitalization funding for middle market, private companies. Prior to joining and assisting in the formation of Capital Growth Partners, Mr. Pohotsky was associated with Idanta Partners, the Fort Worth, Texas based venture capital affiliate of the Bass Brothers interests.
Earlier in his investment banking career, Mr. Pohotsky was a Vice President in the corporate finance department at Bear Stearns & Company, where he was responsible for public offerings of both equity and debt securities, structuring of asset-based financings, and mergers and acquisitions representing both acquirers and sellers. Prior to Bear Stearns, he was a Principal at specialty corporate finance firm Coolidge & Company.
Mr. Pohotsky began his career in the industrial sector with A. Johnson & Company, Inc. the U.S. holding company for the Axel Johnson Group (Sweden). From 1968 to 1974, he held a series of technical and marketing positions with A. Johnson's process equipment subsidiary, serving for two years as product manager for the chemical and food industries. From 1974 through 1977, he was counsel for A. Johnson's oil refining and marketing subsidiary.
Mr. Pohotsky holds a BSChE degree from Clarkson University. He has also earned his JD degree from the University of Miami and MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate by Clarkson University. He is admitted to the bar in Florida and Massachusetts.