Daniel Satinsky, Esq. is an independent researcher and technology commercialization consultant. He began working with a joint ventures in the Soviet Union in 1990 and continued with business projects in Russia and the former Soviet Union until 2014. Business project areas included rare earth oxides, telecommunications, software outsourcing, energy information, innovation processes and commercialization of early-stage technologies. During those years he travelled extensively throughout Russia and Central Asia. Since 2014, he has focused on research and writing on the transition period in Russia between 1990 and 2014. Together with Professors Daniel McCarthy and Sheila Puffer, the examined the experience and impact of the ex-Soviet diaspora emigrants on the US tech sector in the book "Hammer and Silicon – The Soviet Diaspora in the U.S. Innovation Economy – Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting and Identity." Currently, he is researching and writing a book on Americans in new business sectors in post-Soviet Russia and their impact on the transformation of Russia, based on interviews with key participants in that process.