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Andy Soloman, Founder
Andy is an expert in conceiving and delivering premium subscription market intelligence services. Before Content Rev, he spent 10 years leading major B2B information businesses as Global Business Director for McGraw-Hill’s Platts division and as Global Editorial Director for ICIS, part of Reed Elsevier.
He has also worked as a professional photographer covering news, entertainment and advertising and as a top international journalist and foreign correspondent.
As a journalist, Andy worked for some of the biggest names including Reuters, Associated Press and numerous newspapers and magazines. His work took him on assignments across Europe, Asia and even to Antarctica where one day he found himself sitting on Captain Scott’s bed.
From 1992-99 he was based in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he was the doyen of the foreign correspondent corps. He spent time in Singapore and was also posted to Pakistan where he was involved in leading Reuters coverage of the post 9/11 attacks.
Wherever he has reported, Andy has broken key stories, managed output and been at the front of the news agenda in some of the toughest environments.
Andy is passionate about life and relishes challenges. He is a catalyst for change, an innovator and an inspirational leader who is skilled at motivating high-performance teams to deliver outstanding business success.
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Sergei Blagov, Russia & the CIS
Sergei Blagov, who represents Content Rev across Russia and the CIS, is a Moscow-based independent consultant, researcher and writer with more than 25 years of experience working across Europe and Asia.
Sergei focuses on market reporting, researching market potential and competitive intelligence, doing due diligence and trustworthiness checks in Russia and other former Soviet states. Russia is often far from transparent, and Sergei is an expert at investigating businesses, unconventional due diligence and competitive open source market intelligence in sectors ranging from hi-tech and publishing to banking and manufacturing.
The due diligence services span initial validation of targets to detailed reports that are designed to help minimise risk in global business transactions for clients around the world. International partnerships bring with them a diverse list of liabilities having direct impact on business success. The due diligence service, tailored to your needs and expectations, helps busy professionals review and evaluate potential partnerships and private investment to drive confidence in the execution of partnership checklist items.
As a journalist, Sergei’s news stories and articles have appeared in numerous international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Asia Times. Sergei is also a published author and is fluent in Russian, English and Vietnamese.