Vitaly Umansky is the Senior Research Analyst covering the global gaming industry with Bernstein. Vitaly spent the first 10 years of his career in corporate finance consulting and investment banking, first with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, before moving to Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for originating and executing financing and M&A transactions for private equity and corporate clients. He then moved to New Cotai Holdings in 2007 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President for Business Development, evaluating and developing casino, integrated resort & real estate assets in Macau, as well as greater Asia. In his last role before joining Bernstein, Vitaly was a Managing Director in a private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in Asian emerging markets. Vitaly holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from Trinity College.