And call them Myrmidons, from what they were.
You saw their persons, and they still retain
The thrift of ants, tho' now transform'd to men.
A frugal people, and inured to sweat,
Laboring to gain, and keeping what they get.
Book 7, Ovid, The Metamorphoses
The Myrmidon Group LLC is a small New York based consultancy with a representation in Kyiv that works with investors and corporations seeking entry into the complex but lucrative emerging markets of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Established in 2007, Myrmidon also provides advisory services to Ukrainian and East European companies and businesses seeking access to capital, partners, and markets in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
Myrmidon is managed by Adrian Karatnycky, a former CEO of a major foreign policy research and advocacy organization and a leading authority on Ukraine who has worked on-the-ground with the country’s leading policy reformers since the late 1980s.
Myrmidon’s multi-lingual and multi-national team has extensive knowledge of Ukraine’s political, economic, and business environments. We can serve clients in English, German, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Our range of relationships in the world of policy, government, and business and our on-the-ground knowledge enables us to offer significant value-added to clients who seek to make their initial forays into the emerging markets of Ukraine and the former Soviet bloc. Our network of contacts with North American, European, African and Middle Eastern investors and companies enables us to serve as an effective link for emerging Ukrainian and East European companies, seeking capital, know-how, technologies, partnerships, and access to markets. In the time since it was launched, Myrmidon has worked with a wide array of clients in the industrial, financial, media, advisory, and legal fields, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Taking our name from the thrifty, frugal, and enterprising Myrmidons of the Iliad and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, we “labor to gain” for our clients and partners.