Yuri Vanetik is a passionate and success-driven professional whose fields of expertise spans industries including finance, philanthropy and politics. He currently services as the principal of Vanetik International, LLC., a private equity investment firm specializing in capital formation, acquisitions, dispositions, marketing, among others. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of industries, including politics, law, finance, real estate, and more. Learn about his background and professional experience below.
Vanetik, Education and Law
Yuri Vanetik earned his Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with a focus on Political Science, History, & Philosophy in 1991 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Continuing his education at Oxford, Yuri went on to complete further graduate research in political philosophy in 1993.
Five years later, Vanetik earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings, where he received the coveted American Jurisprudence Award and was the President of the International Law Society. In 2001 he graduated from the Anderson Business School at UCLA where he studied management.
Yuri Vanetik began his legal career, practicing corporate law with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, in Pittsburgh, PA. Subsequently, he served as founding partner of Iger, Koehler & Vanetik, LLP, a law firm specializing in corporate governance, counseling boards of publicly traded companies and representing independent directors, and committees on which they serve. Generally, his legal practice had centered on corporate combinations, and finance.
Yuri Vanetik has experience in the world of private investments predating his time at Vanetik International. In the past, he served as an executive within the financial sector, advising boards and principals of public and private companies on capital formation, marketing, acquisitions and dispositions.
Both an American financier and political coalition builder, Yuri is a founding partner of Vanetik International, helping his wide consideration as an expert in capital formation and mergers & acquisitions. To his role in advising financial firms nationally and internationally, Yuri brings years of experience in securities law, corporate governance, business strategy, and financial planning. Presently, he advises several financial firms and invests in private equity transactions, both domestically and overseas.
Yuri Vanetik is fully invested in giving back to the community and those who he feels need it the most. He has made contributions to various charities related to the arts, children’s health, pressing political issues, and his personal business endeavors. None of these enterprises, however, are as important nor as fulfilling as his passion for education, which cuts across many disciplines. In order to extend his ability to help others, Yuri started the Vanetik Foundation, to create positive change across multiple disciplines. Vanetik also seeks to effect constructive developments in America and around the world by supporting a number of organizations that promote education, health, community stability, global security, and free market initiatives.
For almost two decades, Yuri Vanetik has taken on financial leadership roles in American politics, proving himself to be a strong political coalition builder. Yuri has held prominent leadership positions in both state and federal government, served in financial leadership roles in various Republican organizations, participated in leadership and contributed to political campaigns and PACs, and held advisory positions for some of America’s most prominent leaders.
Some of Yuri Vanetik’s work in politics is in coalition building, and he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles. He served as State of California Co-Chair for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign, and as All American Vice Chair for Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign. He was also in the state finance leadership for Senator John McCain’s Presidential campaign, and was a member of Senator McCain’s Kitchen Cabinet.
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