Matei Paun has nearly 20 years of experience working in various senior management positions in the financial advisory and asset management sectors in South East Europe and the CIS. He graduated from Trinity College of Connecticut and also studied in Vienna and Germany at the Institute Of European Studies,  international finance and  economic, political and social aspects pertaining to the integration of the European Community.
Matei is Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Think Tank, founder and manager of the Romanian Economics Newsgroup, columnist with varied Romanian finance and business publications and a  frequent commentator/ analyst on local and foreign media outlets, including The Banker, Romanian RFI, Romanian BBC, etc.
Currently, Matei is the founder and managing partner of Bac Investment Bank Romania and founder and managing partner of Bac Investment Bank Belarus & CIS.
In the past years, he worked as: Director Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte & Touche, Co-founder and Partner HTI Securities, President and CEO Dynamic Network Technologies, Country Manager Regent European Securities and Vice President of Firebird Management/The Firebird Funds.