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Dr. Karina Sneiderova, MBA, ICFA, ASI
Vice President
Rue General Dufour 22
Geneva CH-1211
phone: 41-225-752-948
fax: 41-225-948-025
Carlo Scevola & Partners is an International Fiduciary Company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in six continents. We specialize in International Planning, Strategic Consulting and Wealth Management.

Our clients trust us for everything from setting up an Offshore Company to Mergers and Acquisitions to Business Finance and Asset Protection. CS&P’s customer-centric methodology ensures that each client gets a custom-tailored solution which addresses that business’ individual objectives and requirements.

Our team has expertise in every functional category and every important geography. From finance to operations to human resources to marketing – from the Americas to Europe to Africa, Asia and Oceania – CS&P can bring together experienced executives who know how to advise you and will make your enterprise a success. All this while always protecting your privacy.

Services Offered:

Business and Strategic Consulting
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Pre-investment Feasibility Studies / Competitive Background Assessments
  • Business Plan Research, Writing and Production
  • Strategy Definition / Implementation
  • Reworking of Operating Processes for International Suitability
  • Industrial Partnership Scouting / Matching
  • Tailor Business Model to Market Environment, Jurisdiction and Local Authorities Requirements

    Corporate Finance:
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and CessionsCommercial Due Diligence or Investment / Financial Appraisals
  • Company Reorganization and Restructuring
  • Financial Feasibility Plans for Industrial Expansion
  • Scouting / Recruiting Highly Qualified Financial Management
  • Exit Strategies in the event of Buy-outs, Buy-ins, Spin-offs or MBOs, MBIs and LBOs
  • Listing on Stock Exchanges

    Offshore Consulting:
  • International Tax Planning
  • Corporate Structuring, Maintenance and Trusts
  • International Contracts Law
  • Jurisdictions
  • Residency and Citizenship
  • International Banking
  • Logistic Support
  • Government Licenses
  • Aircrafts and Vessels
  • Intellectual Property

    CS&P Operates In More Than 80 Countries Around The World.

  • Carlo Scevola and Karina Sneiderova
    Intended as a unique source of inspiration for effective business organization and tax planning, as well as a quick and easy reference book, the Offshore Jurisdictions Guide is a comprehensive and objective guide to offshore jurisdictions offering personal taxation and business opportunities. Providing a solid overview of 100 jurisdictions around the world, this is an essential handbook for financial experts, legal advisors, consultants, and the general public.
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    Andrew Clarke
    150 N. Michigan Avenue ,Suite 2800
    Chicago IL 60601
    phone: 312-726-1981

    Is your organization moving in the right direction?

    Do you have a realistic growth strategy for the next 3-4 years?

    Are management and staff all rowing in the same direction?

    Are marketing and sales working with each other, or against?

    Is technology an asset or a liability at your firm?

    Ground Floor Partners provides strategic advisory consulting services to growing small and middle market businesses and non-profit organizations worldwide. Clients range from promising start-ups with one or two partners to established companies with hundreds of employees.

    At Ground Floor Partners, we focus on business fundamentals: developing and nurturing your core strengths, building a deep understanding of your customer needs, understanding and combating competitive threats, designing sound business processes, and fine-tuning your operations to minimize waste and maximize efficiency. We always take a disciplined, holistic view, so we often see problems and opportunities others might miss. Our ultimate goal is to help your organization grow bigger, faster, and better. And we always work in a collaborative fashion, with plenty of opportunities for dialog and feedback.

    Services Provided
    • Market/Competitor Research and Analysis
    • Marketing Planning
    • Strategy Consulting / Strategic Planning
    • Business Plan Consulting
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Operations Consulting
    • Due Diligence for business buyers and investors
    A feasibility study should be always completed before launching any major new project, investment or venture. It serves a critical function in independently evaluating a plan or planned course of action, taking a fresh look at the assumptions behind it, the risks it faces and its chances of success.

    No successful company can survive and grow without a well researched and clearly articulated strategy.

    Success in any business requires that you communicate the essence of the business in a clear and compelling way to investors, strategic partners, key management personnel and others.

    When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time.

    You've decided you need a business plan, but you've been struggling so much with it that you're ready to drop the whole thing. Now may be the time to ask yourself: should I complete the plan by myself or should I hire a consultant? If you decide to hire a consultant, what skills and qualifications should you look for? What services should they provide? Finally, how much should you expect to pay? Let's explore the answers.

    Although there are many variations, there are really only a few realistic exit strategies for most business owners. Most strategies only make sense for certain classes of business, so for any given business, even fewer options are viable.

    10/20/2009 · Market Research
    You’ve decided you want to either invest in or buy a privately held company. You’ve researched the company, the market, the management team, and their products. You’ve decided to make an offer.

    10/20/2009 · Marketing
    Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, and Pay Per Click advertising, or PPC, together comprise the bulk of Search Engine Marketing, or SEM. SEO is all about boosting page rankings on search engines through third party links, articles, directory placements, and other means.

    4/25/2006 · Market Research
    Entrepreneurs often ask me if they should form a Board of Advisors (or “Advisory Board”). My answer is always the same: it depends.The first thing you should understand is that there is a big difference between a Board of Directors and a Board of Advisors. A Board of Directors is a legal entity with well-defined responsibilities and real authority

    4/25/2006 · Market Research
    Your customers can help you unlock the true potential of your business. Knowledge is power, and talking to your customers can help you gain essential knowledge about your markets and competition, maintain and defend your positioning within your industry, and spot new opportunities for growth

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    Avinash Vashistha
    Chairman / CEO
    2/10, II Floor
    RMV Extension, II Stage , 80 Feet Road
    Bangalore 560094
    phone: 91-80-23519760
    fax: 91-80-23519762
    Avinash Vashistha has dedicated his career to the unique requirements of the Global Outsourcing Market. His background and understanding of the practices surrounding Offshore Markets provides clients with a custom offshoring strategy, supplier / build mapping, favorable pricing, reduced risk, successful transition and sustainable performance contracts that address issues unique to offshore delivery.

    Mr. Vashistha has evaluated and conducted due diligence on over 200 supplier firms, including companies in India, Russia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, C&E Europe, US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Vietnam. He has directed sourcing assessments, IT and BPO / KPO sourcing transactions and executed program governance models realizing $6 Billion in savings for clients. Avinash also developed significant expertise in the areas of R&D, Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Analytics, Investment Research, claims processing and other domain specific voice and back office business processes. Mr. Vashistha has been a strong proponent of well-qualified, but lesser known tier-two suppliers in the competitive sourcing process.

    Thought Leader: His opinions are sought and recognized by worldwide organizations and conference organizers such as IDC, NASSCOM, CITEM, C-Level, Private Equity Conference, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, CII, SBPOA and IAOP. Leading media conglomerates such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, The Straits Times, The Business Times, USA TODAY, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, Bangkok Post, NDTV, Times Group, Business Standard and Cyber Media have featured Avinash extensively. He has been recognized by HRO Today as ‘HRO Superstar’ for 2006 and 2007 in the category of thought leaders and advisors on outsourcing. He has also been recognized as ‘FAO Superstar’ for 2007.