Chief Operating Officer
Lev Bleyzer is a founding Partner of SigmaBleyzer and is responsible for everyday operations at the company.
Mr. Bleyzer was born in the former Soviet Union and attended Kharkiv Engineering Economics Institute. He immigrated to the United States in 1981 and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in management in 1987. During college, he worked for a wine wholesale company, where he became one of the top salesmen in Houston. After graduation, Mr. Bleyzer was accepted into the management program of a national retail company where he worked for four years as sales manager until he joined Sigma Ventures Inc. in 1994 as Vice President.
Mr. Bleyzer has played a key role in developing the Ukrainian, Romanian and Kazakhstan operational infrastructure for SigmaBleyzer. He led the restructuring of Voila Cable to become the largest Cable TV operator in Ukraine. He also helped lead the expansion of Poltava Confectionary in a complete reorganization of the company to become one of the top five confectionary businesses in the country. Mr. Bleyzer currently serves on the Board of a dairy processing company in Romania and is involved in turning around the business and purchasing bolt-on acquisitions.
Mr. Bleyzer is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous companies located throughout Eastern Europe. In his capacity as Board Member, he is responsible for the financial and operational aspects of each business. Leading the efforts to restructure a number of companies, he has been instrumental in bringing Western standards in accounting, and helping portfolio companies to successfully pass audits from the "Big Four" firms.