Our Team

Alex Medlock General Director and Co-Owner

IMG_6018-2Alex has been doing business in Russia and CIS for over 20 years. Since 2010 he has been based in Moscow. Alex has an excellent professional reputation and strong network in the Russian and CIS business community.

Prior to joining AB Services Alex worked for TMF Group as Sub Regional Director, CIS; Nordics and BII. During his time there he was responsible for building one of the leading providers of accounting; tax; payroll; HR and legal services in Russia and CIS. With his experience and leadership skills he built a highly engaged team with a strong client focus.

During his career Alex has held a wide variety of senior positions in professional services and investment banking. As well as Moscow he has worked in London and Vienna. He started his career in audit with KPMG and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Alex is married with 3 daughters. In his spare time he likes to travel; enjoy the culture on offer in Moscow and practice yoga.

Daniel J. Hill Founder and Director

DanDan has 11 years Big Four experience with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and KPMG and has many years of successful experience managing international consulting projects in  emerging economies. He came to Russia in 1993 while working for PwC and has since spent almost 20 years in leadership positions for both Russian and multinational companies operating in Russia, including 6 years as General Director, Russia and CIS of Intercomp Technologies and 2 years as General Director of International SOS in Moscow.

With his extensive experience in building customer service oriented businesses, Dan founded AB Services in 2011 to provide superior recruitment and executive services to multinational and Russian clients in the Russian market.

Education and Certifications: MBA, The George Washington University, Washington DC Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Central Washington University Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Lorenz McDougall Chief Financial Officer

LorenzLorenz has worked in Russia since 1988, when he came as a member of the team that established the Russian practice of Ernst & Young. As a partner at Ernst & Young he gained extensive experience in a wide range of audit and consulting projects, including audit partner-in-charge of the first successful Russian IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (Vimpelcom). From 1998 – 2003 he was head of Corporate Finance at Arthur Andersen. He joined the Moscow Office of Intercomp Technologies in 2004 and headed the Russian operations, subsequently becoming Senior Vice President of Finance for Intercomp Global Services.

Lorenz has extensive experience in operations and financial management, including crisis management. He has advised leading companies in Russia on strategy, privatization, finance raising and M&A.

Education and Certifications: Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh Chartered Accountant 

Chris Skirrow Chief Representative, North America

skirrowAs Chief Representative for the North America market, Chris is the key point of contact for corporations which are establishing or building their operations in the Russian market.

He is responsible for managing relationships and coordination between the AB Services team in Moscow for services to our North American clients.

Chris worked for over 35 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was admitted as an Audit Partner in 1990.

This was focused primarily on Retail and Consumer Products, serving major Russian and Multinational clients and advising companies on inbound investment, public offerings, diagnostic reviews, transition to international standards, controls and governance issues. From 2011 to 2013, he was PwC’s Czech Assurance Practice Leader where he was also responsible for experienced recruitment (Partner/Director) for Central and Eastern Europe and served as the Central and Eastern Europe Ethics and Business Conduct Leader. Chris now divides his time between his home in Canada and Russia where he is an Independent Director of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow.

Education and Certifications: Bachelor of Science, University of Wales Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants