Andrew de Roy
Founder and Managing Partner
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.
Paddy is a commercial intelligence and investigations professional with over fifteen 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 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 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.
Director of Compliance
Trained as an economist, and 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.
Senior Project Manager
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 joined Bearstone after moving from London to Warsaw in 2012 and has since worked in various capacities across business development and operations. He previously served as a reservist officer at the London University Royal Naval Unit while studying politics and religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies. With Polish heritage and born in London, Michael speaks native English and Polish. He is a member of the Naval and Military Club in St James’s and the Polish Hearth in South Kensington. He also takes an active interest in global affairs.
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.
Agata joined Bearstone’s operational team in 2016 and quickly progressed to an operational level, where she focused predominately on open source intelligence collection and analysis. Her jurisdictional focus has been Poland and various Western European countries. She has independently managed teams of investigators spread across Europe, and overseen the analysis of intelligence collected, including multilingual translation, cross referencing, validation and summation of information. Agata speaks fluent Polish and English. She graduated from the University of Warsaw in June 2016 and participated in a student exchange programme with the University of Kerala in India in 2012.
Head of Marketing
Mikolaj joined our team in 2017. He combines a legal background with experience of working for top international companies in the financial sector. He has many years of experience in sales and marketing project management in various industries including insurance, banking and event organization. Mikolaj is fluent in English and Polish. He is currently Head of Marketing at Bearstone Global.