Our Team

The project managers, analysts and researchers who work at Bearstone’s Warsaw headquarters and Berlin branch speak more than ten languages between them, and come from a wide range of backgrounds. They are the central hub behind the company’s operations. Our project managers coordinate the work of our external associates, advisors and investigators using their extensive experience in gathering and analysing information, gained from fields including corporate auditing and compliance, investigative journalism, law enforcement, state intelligence, cyber security, and the military.

 

Andrew de Roy

Founder and Managing Partner

Biography

With over ten years of experience in the commercial intelligence and investigations field, Andrew de Roy is regarded as one of the foremost specialists in the CEE region. Prior to founding Bearstone, Andrew was employed by the Financial Times Group, as the Mergermarket bureau chief in Poland. A leading provider of M&A intelligence and market analysis, Andrew gained a profound insight into the needs of businesses operating and investing in the region. He established Bearstone building on an exceptional network in the London and Warsaw markets, and has since overseen many complex operations, consistently increasing Bearstone’s reputation as a trusted provider of commercial intelligence and investigation services. Andrew has a private detective license issued by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration.

 

Paddy Beiner

Partner

Biography

Paddy is a commercial intelligence and investigations professional with over ten years of international experience. He specialises in international asset searches, investigations in offshore jurisdictions and global commercial intelligence assignments. He began his career in the London commercial intelligence sector with Kroll Associates, conducting due diligence, asset searches and fraud investigations. Paddy subsequently worked for commercial intelligence firms in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Geneva. During his international career, he has acquired considerable expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations, along with an extensive global network of contacts and sources. Paddy is a graduate of the University of Leeds and a Certified International Investigator of the Council of International Investigators.

 

Boris Miloš

Partner

Biography

Boris has more than 15 years of international experience in corporate finance (M&A, valuation, risk management and derivatives), as well as corporate strategy and business development experience (business modelling, product development, proofs of concept, case management). His sector experience includes banking and asset management, telecoms, tech, energy, startup and venture capital. Boris is an alumnus of the London Business School where he received his MBA, while he graduated Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Business and Political Science. Boris also has limited experience in the military and intelligence community.

 

Magda Wagner

Partner

Biography

Magda joined Bearstone in 2015. She has since managed due diligence cases for international clients in Poland and abroad, and overseen large forensic and asset search assignments. Before joining Bearstone, Magda managed business development projects in Greece, the UK, the Czech Republic and Poland, where she gained extensive experience in the field of risk management and financial services. Magda speaks fluent Polish, English, Czech and German. She graduated in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, and completed a course in communication studies at York St. John College in York, and two postgraduate courses at the Higher School of Humanities and Journalism in Poznań, Poland: Political Science and Diplomacy. She is also a certified Business Trainer through the International Education Society in London.

 

Tom Nikoloski

Partner

Biography

Tom is risk management and corporate intelligence expert. Since 2009, he has served on various senior risk management and corporate executive positions for consulting companies supporting the US Government and NATO efforts in the Middle East, USA, Europe and Africa. Between 2012 and 2018, he was leading several government contracting programs in the Middle East, USA and Africa with total worth of $120 million and operational presence in over 40 different locations across the world. Prior to joining the private sector, he served as military officer on various command and staff duties. His sphere of expertise includes corporate and security risk management and mitigation, strategic geopolitical analysis, oil and gas industry and defence and security sector. He is also founder and CEO of Dynamics International LLC and T-Dynamics LLC, consulting, risk management and intelligence companies and strategic partners of Bearstone Global. Tom is military academy graduate, Fort Benning Career Officers School graduate and holds MA in Risk Management as well as several certifications in ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, VIP Close Protection Management, Maritime Security, Training Management, Force Protection and Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations.

Magda Karbarz

Director of Compliance

Biography

A graduate in economic studies and a qualified internal auditor, Magda began her career in the UK working at Experian PLC, where she was responsible for the employee verification and identity theft team. Since joining Bearstone in 2010, she has been responsible for due diligence projects in Central and Eastern Europe. During her tenure at Bearstone, Magda has participated in over 100 projects, ranging from complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations, to forensic and paralegal support for international clients. She specialises in open source intelligence gathering. Magda has a private detective license issued by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration.

 

Stephen Polling

Director

Biography

Stephen has over 10 years of finance sector experience, working primarily for Big Four finance firms and global investment banks. He specialised in executive compensation and tax mitigation strategies, and has worked in five jurisdictions across Europe and East Asia. During his time at Bearstone and in previous roles, Stephen has managed large international teams on consulting projects with a global reach. He is currently managing intelligence-gathering, litigation support and asset search assignments. Stephen is a native English speaker, speaks Khmer fluently and is currently learning Polish.

 

Michael Cole

Project Manager

Biography

Michael first joined Bearstone in 2012 and has since worked in various capacities at the company across business development and operations. He previously served as a reserve officer at the London University Royal Naval Unit while studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a member of the Naval and Military Club in St James’s. Born in London with Polish heritage, Michael is a native English speaker and his Polish is fluent.

 

Angéline Steinbach

Project Manager

Biography

Angéline joined Bearstone in 2016 as an analyst specialized in the Western European region. She has obtained solid experience and expertise in due diligence investigations, background checks and asset searches. Angéline completed a competitive intelligence post-graduate degree at the French Ecole de Guerre Economique (School of Economic Warfare). She also graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the NEOMA Business School in France. She speaks fluent French, German and English, and has working knowledge of Spanish.

 

Margo Ovsiienko

Head of Marketing

Biography

Margo joined our team in 2018. She is a result-driven marketer focussing on conversion. Margo has gained experience in B2B marketing working for digital and growth agencies in Warsaw as well as a technological company from Krakow and a number of other SaaS companies. In Bearstone Global her main area of focus is to build trust of all interested parties through high value content and a number of touch points with the brand. Margo is fluent in English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian and is learning German. 

 

Piotr Kaliński

Analyst

Biography

Piotr joined Bearstone in mid-2017 and has since been involved in multiple cases, in which he was tasked with conducting open source research and analysis, human intelligence collection, editing and translation. He has in-depth knowledge of the Polish media landscape thanks to more than 10 years of work for the country’s leading media monitoring company, while his assignments at Bearstone have made him proficient in Polish corporate registry analysis and open source investigations. Piotr has an MA in social psychology from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Psychology in Warsaw, with a brief spell in the Applied Linguistics department of the Warsaw University, where he studied English and Russian.