Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, I received my BA from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota), my MBA from the Yale School of Management and my PhD in Finance from the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF). Furthermore, I have been a CFA Charterholder since 2014. 
 
Prior to joining VGSF, I worked as an investment banker and a management consultant for over five years at Bank of America and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At Bank of America, I was involved in cross-border structured finance transactions. At BCG I
specialized in finance topics and was a member of the European Corporate Finance Task Force. 
 
My research interests lie primarily in theoretical corporate finance, contract theory, asset pricing, and game theory. 
 
In my spare time, I play chess and basketball. I am also an avid lindy hop dancer. 
 
Education

2013-2018: PhD in Finance, Vienna Graduate School of Finance 
2008-2010: MBA, Yale School of Management, Yale University 
2002-2006: BA in Mathematics and Economics, Macalester College 
 
Work Experience

2010-2013: The Boston Consulting Group (Vienna) 
2006-2008: Bank of America (New York and London)