CV

You can download the one-page pdf version of my CV here.

Education

Ph.D. in Economics and Finance, Bocconi University, 2019

  • Dissertation: “Essays on the Economics of Corporate Regulatory Disclosures”
  • Adviser: prof. Miles Gietzmann
  • Full PhD Fellowship recipient

MBA, Lobachevsky University, 2004

M.Sc.  in MathematicsMajor in Applied Maths and Computer Science, Lobachevsky University, 2000

B.Sc. in Mathematics,  Lobachevsky University, 1998

  • Grants for international exchange programs at James Madison University, VA, USA (1994) and Roskilde University, Denmark (1996-1997)

Experience 

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Free University of Bolzano, Italy , 2019 – now

  • Faculty of Economics and Management

Ph.D. Researcher, Bocconi University, Milan Italy, 2014 – 2019

  • Projects on machine learning applications to textual analysis of corporate ethical disclosures and analytical models of audit games
  • Instructor of practical sessions of Micro-econometrics PhD course (Spring 2017), teaching assistant of Corp. Finance (Spring 2016 – 2019), Mgmt of Fin. Institutions (Fall 2016, 2017).

Risk and Compliance Manager, Intel, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2008 – 2014

  • Shaped Intel’s SOX control engagement through high-quality insight, influence, analysis and relations: regulatory rules interpretation, annual risk scoping, industry benchmarking, compliance effectiveness, M&A controls assessment, resolution of difficult control issues in Revenue, Cost of Sales, Tax, Spends, IT areas
  • Course developer for SOX tester training, a comprehensive online course for new internal auditors at Intel. Partnered with Training and Development team to complete a foundational upgrade of the course, including enhanced layout and exercises, emerging risk areas and new guidelines.

Strategic Finance Analyst, Intel, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2006 – 2008

  • Finance leader in multidisciplinary IT teams on strategic high-spend infrastructural programs: storage optimization, server standardization, IT sourcing initiatives. NPV, financial analysis, budget tension, recommendations and influencing, program indicators
  • Recipient of several Intel Finance achievement awards

Finance Manager, Intel, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2004 – 2006

  • Finance manager of a customer-facing team responsible for all aspects of Russia/CIS distributor inventory reporting, control and compliance, reconciliations and inventory adjustments, price protection and bonus calculations, detailed market and distributor reviews, customer escalations and investigations.

Finance Analyst, Intel, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2000 – 2004

Loan Officer, KMB-Bank, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 1999 -2000

Financial Analyst, SEAF Funds, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 1996 – 1999

Skills

  • R / Matlab/Stata ·  MS Office  ·  Latex · SAP BI / Microstrategy/ MySQL
  • English (as native C2) · Russian (native) ·Italian (upper-intermediate B2) ·German (beginner A2) 

Community Service

  • Reviewer and discussant for Accounting & Business Research journal, AAA annual meeting 2019, EARNet conference 2019
  • Instructor, various finance / integration courses, Intel, 2000-2014
  • Leader of a Russian-speaking employee group, Intel, 2008-2014
  • Membership Chair of a Women employee group, Intel, 2010-2012
  • Care Partner for Kaiser Hospital, USA, 2010-2011
  • Tutor for minority middle school children, Milan, 2017-2018
  • Invited Panelist, “SOX and internal controls” conference, ACS, San Francisco, 2013

Research Publications

Working Papers

  • “Keeping Quiet Until a Restatement: Are Disclosures of Material Weaknesses Delayed?” with Miles Gietzmann
  • “Anti-Corruption Language in Codes of Conduct: Automated Detection Using Topic Modeling” with Miles Gietzmann and Francesco Grossetti
  • “The Value Relevance of Tone: Evidence from 2006-2015 10-Ks,” with Francesco Grossetti
  • “Are Auditors Slacking Off Under Time Pressure?”

Conference and Workshops Presentations (last three years only)

  • 2021: European Accounting Association Congress (virtual – scheduled), EcoMod (Milan, Italy  – scheduled), 11th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (Nice, France – scheduled)
  • 2020: 8th EAISM workshop on Audit Quality, invited talks at Bocconi (Milan, Italy  – presenter), NYU (New York – presented by co-author)
  • 2019: American Accounting Association annual meeting (San Francisco),  European Auditing Research Network Symposium (Parma), Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting (Bolzano); presentations at CUNEF (Madrid), University of Amsterdam, KU Leuven, IE Business School (Madrid), Free University of Bolzano, University of Cyprus (see complete list in Talks )