Jay Ezrielev, Yair Eilat, and Genaro Marquez – three former colleagues at consultancy Compass Lexecon – have launched a new economics consulting firm named Elevecon.
Based in Washington, DC, Elevecon will offer economic consulting services in litigation, mergers, investigations, regulatory, business strategy, and policy. The firm specializes in antitrust matters, with data analysis at the core of its service offerings, according to Elevecon’s website.
The firm’s three members bring extensive experience from the consulting industry and antitrust enforcement agencies, and have worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and top academic economists.
Jay Ezrielev, founder and managing principal, brings more than 19 years of experience in economic consulting and government. He specializes in the economics of industrial organization, econometrics, and antitrust policy, and has provided analysis and testimony on matters such as monopolization, price-fixing, intellectual property, and merger reviews – including high-profile combinations like US Airways/American Airlines and Agrium/Potash Corp.
He most recently spent two years at the Federal Trade Commission, America’s antitrust and competition watchdog, where he served as economic advisor to the chairman. Before that, he spent 15 years at economics consulting firm Compass Lexecon, where he was an executive vice president.
Prior to that, Ezrielev was a senior economist at Competition Economics, a software developer at Goldman Sachs, and a scientist at Siemens Healthcare. He holds a PhD in economics from New York University, as well as a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.
Yair Eilat, senior consultant, brings 18 years of experience in economic consulting and government to the new firm. He specializes in applying theoretical modeling and econometric analysis to a variety of industries, and has advised Fortune 500 companies on matters relating to antitrust, competition, and policy.
Eilat most recently served as chief economist and deputy director general at the Israel Antitrust Authority. Before that, he spent nearly 15 years at Compass Lexecon, where he was a senior vice president.
He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in law and economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Genaro Marquez, vice president, brings nine years of experience in economic consulting to the firm. He has particular expertise in data analysis, working with large data sets, and creating effective data visualizations, and has supported clients in M&A review, antitrust damages litigation, and employment litigation.
Marquez previously spent nine years at the Washington, DC office of Compass Lexecon, where he most recently was a senior economist. He holds a BS in economics from Purdue University and is currently completing an MS in economics from Purdue.