Speaker's Biography:

Elena Barmakova
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Fontvieille Capital Inc.

Elena Barmakova is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Fontvieille Capital Inc., a financial consulting firm that provides investment banking and trade-related services to clients in the United States, Europe and Russia. The company is involved in securing financing for Russian projects, facilitating foreign capital investments within the United States and the commercialization of Soviet technology in U.S. markets. Barmakova is also founder and chairman of the board of Plasma Torch Company LLC, which is involved in the commercialization of technology for the plasma treatment of waste to energy, the plasma treatment of medical waste and the plasma treatment of liquid toxic waste. She has worked with a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm and with investment banking firms in New York and Los Angeles. She is currently collaborating with Cinema International Inc. to promote film production through an investment firm. Barmakova earned a B.A. in physical education at the Institute of Physical Culture in Russia, a master's degree in finance and economics at the Institute of Finance and Economics in Russia and a preparatory MBA at Pepperdine University.