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Our Principals

O. Victor Lattanzi
CEO, International Franchising Group, LLC

International business specialist, Victor Lattanzi offers nearly 30 years' experience in sales, marketing, investment analysis, franchise business development, management, research, and negotiation. An expert in Russian law, business practice and ethics in franchising, Lattanzi has built an outstanding track record of facilitating business transactions between different cultures.

Recently returned from Russia where he served as general director of DOKI International Realty, LLC, Lattanzi built the firm into the pre-eminent full service real estate agency franchise brand in Russia and Eastern Europe. His group established other progressive real estate service companies in Russia, including a discount real estate brokerage entity, a mortgage brokerage entity, and a title company - all firsts of their kind in Russia.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Lattanzi is a graduate of Harvard University. His current domestic business interests are based in Massachusetts and Texas. He has held executive-level sales and marketing positions with Paine Webber, ERA Franchise Systems, Coldwell Banker, Prudential Realty, and eRealty, among others.

View Our Video: Victor explains the IFG difference

Donna Scarborough
Chief Financial Officer, International Franchising Group, LLC

One of the first Certified Financial Planners in the United States, Ms. Scarborough has a strong financial track record, having successfully owned and managed a number of companies in her 25-year career. Former president of Flaherty Associates, an NASD Broker Dealer, she currently serves as president of Princess Three Operating, LLC, an oil and gas concern; and of Scarborough Realty, LLC, a residential real estate firm.

She is a partner in Semper Partners, LLC, a commercial real estate company, and Scarlatt Holdings, Ltd. - a multi-family residential property developer - responsible for the strategic planning and financial strength of each of these firms. Ms. Scarborough earned a B.S. degree from Westfield State College, Massachusetts, and an M.S. degree from Northern Arizona University. Her extensive knowledge of finance, real estate and business development affords clients of International Franchising Group, LLC, the benefit of sound and reliable financial expertise.

View Our Video: Donna Scarborough, Chief Financial Officer

Sergei A. Shevchenko
Managing Director for Europe, International Franchising Group, LLC

Fluent in Russian and English, Dr. Shevchenko holds a B.A. from Moscow Educational University, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. degree from the University of Dallas. Currently the General Director of DOKI International Realty, LLC, he also serves as Chief Executive of the pre-eminent Russian real estate agency franchisor.

With a solid record of achievement on two continents, Dr. Shevchenko is an expert in Russian business practices. He is active in a number of professional forums, including membership in the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University, and has published articles and editorials in leading Russian national magazines and newspapers.

View Our Video: Sergei Shevchenko, Managing Director (English)
View Our Video: Sergei Shevchenko, Managing Director (Russian)

Anastasia Sirmays
Project Manager for Europe, International Franchising Group, LLC

Fluent in Russian, English, French, and Spanish, Ms. Sirmays holds a Masters Degree from Moscow State Linguistic University. Currently serving as the Director of Client Services for DOKI International Realty, LLC, Ms. Sirmays is one of the firm's founders and franchise system creators.

Her organizational skills include franchisee training program creation and implementation; consulting, research, and monitoring of market trends; tracking franchisee's results and system compliance as well as managing a team of Client Service Specialists. As a professional translator, Ms. Sirmays has served foreign embassies and Russian Ministries.

View Our Video: Anastasia Sirmays, Project Manager (English)
View Our Video: Anastasia Sirmays, Project Manager (French)

Kasia Matlag
Project Manager for Europe, International Franchising Group, LLC

Fluent in English and Polish, Ms. Matlag holds a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the College of Economics in Warsaw, Poland, and obtained a Masters of Divinity Degree in Jacksonville, Texas. Ms. Matlag has international public relations experience in Poland, Ukraine, Romania, and Switzerland.

Her understanding of numerous cultures and experience in marketing, communicating and serving customers in those cultures for 11 years gives her keen insight into these markets. She maintains an extensive network of business contacts all over the region.

View Our Video: Kasia Matlag, Project Manager (English)
View Our Video: Kasia Matlag, Project Manager (Polish)

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