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Adi Ganti

Ecosystem Leader

An accomplished international Business Development, Consulting and Marketing executive with 19+ years of experience in developing and executing Client and Channel Strategies for driving business growth in technology industry. • Alliances & Ecosystem Development: Go To Market Strategy, Engagement and Collaboration with strategic partners to drive joint value proposition , incremental growth through programmatic approach. • Strategic Consulting and Insights: experience and expertise including core market research, translating insights in actionable outcomes , develop compelling point of view for incremental growth • Sales and Business Development: Industry led CXO and LoB Conversations, Emerging Tech Trends and Value proposition, Account management skills, Pipeline and RCA analysis that assist in business development and customer management • Marketing: Deep experience in product marketing, demand generation project management and market research and insights across multiple geographies.


Jared Verteramo

Consultant/Strategic Advisor

Strategic corporate architect with the passion and ability to identify opportunities and recognize inefficiencies, work individually and collaborate to create a detailed plan of action across the business, ensuring successful execution both internally and externally. Significant experience assuming multiple roles as a board member, executive operator, and shareholder. Known for thoughtful, pro-active leadership with an ability to connect the dots and structure deals while maintaining excellent vision, instincts, judgment and communication. Successful track record for leading both turnaround and high-growth companies, public and private, through major transformations in dynamic, high-pressure, fast-paced environments.


Rajan Gupta


An influential leader with a polymathic mindset and capricornian determination. As a career corporate and investment banker, held leadership roles for 20+ years across continents. Led successful frontline teams of 150+ colleagues from 30+ nationalities across 25 countries in Africa and the Middle East to deliver semi 10-digit $ revenues. And then, led global agile teams cutting across organizational verticals, horizontals and diagonals to deliver solutions that simplified the daily lives of 1000s of clients and colleagues. The greatest job satisfaction was in helping many colleagues transition into leadership positions and become more successful in their careers. And that led Rajan to also become a Trainer for Stakeholder Centered Leadership.


Amjed Al Mouaqet

Project Manager / Consultant

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP-2021) with a master’s degree in Industrial Management and Business Administration from Halmstad University. Proven success in managing multiple projects from inception through to completion while driving operational excellence to achieve business goals and KPIs. Expert in cultivating relationships and building consensus among senior manager to influence strategic change with extensive experience in preparing and presenting project status reports. Adept at maintaining project control, providing technical support within each project phase, and cross-collaborating with teams to ensure completion of projects on time and within budget/scope.


Aya Alkabarity

Program Manager

A strategic and analytical international program manager with a strong background in strategic and operational management and 8 years of progressive experience leading initiatives / projects at local, regional, and global levels. An inclusive, pragmatic and bilingual leader focused on delivering outstanding leadership while ensuring project management excellence across multiple vertical industries. Highly proficient in operational management, data analysis, and problem solving. Verified ability to evaluate and enhance organizational strategies across multi-cultural environments while leveraging strategic analysis, resources, and social capital to create sustainable and scalable initiatives. Driven to lead and grow, implement solutions, drive positive change, solve ongoing problems, and empower global communities.


Amjed AlMouaqet

Project Manager / Consultant

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP 2021) with a master’s degree in Industrial Management and Business Administration from Halmstad University. Proven success in managing multiple projects from inception through to completion while driving operational excellence to achieve business goals and KPIs. Expert in cultivating relationships and building consensus among senior manager to influence strategic change with extensive experience in preparing and presenting project status reports. Adept at maintaining project control, providing technical support within each project phase, and cross-collaborating with teams to ensure completion of projects on time and within budget/scope.


Alexander Estner

Founder & Startup Mentor

Hi, Hope you're doing well? I'm Alex from Munich, Germany 🇩🇪 Co-Founder, Start-Up Mentor, and Commercial Specialist (Sales/Marketing/Business Development) with 10+ years in digital Start-Ups (SaaS and marketplaces). WHAT I OFFER: I would love to share some of the learnings I acquired along the way and help you avoid some of the mistakes I had to make to learn them. This includes: - How to evaluate your business idea - How to find product-market fit - How to find your first paying customers - How to hire the RIGHT first 10 employees around the founding team - How to get the sales/marketing machine going (month over month growth) - How to motivate yourself - How to close your first funding (Business Angels & Seed) ... WHAT I CARE ABOUT: - Brainstorming new business ideas 💡 - Sustainability, healthy food, and barista coffee ☕. - Traveling, well-being, and all kinds of sports like skiing, beach volleyball, yoga, and fitness 🧘‍♂️ - Books & podcasts about start-ups, leadership, personal development, & positive mindset 📚 MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND 💻:: Right now, I'm at the beginning of founding my second start-up after I left my previous start-up (www.strydal.com and www.classcamp.com) in March 2021. 👉 studied business administration (Master) and sports science (Bachelor) at TUM 👉 from 2014 till 2019: - one of the first 3 employees of Eversports (www.eversports.com) and growing to 100+ employees - Head of Sales - Led the European expansion 👉 from 2019-2021: CEO and Co-Founder of Strydal www.strydal.com (rebranded to www.classcamp.com) I am looking forward to great conversations and inspiring mentoring sessions! P.S. Receive weekly Startup Business Tips 📩 Subscribe to my free Startup Business Tips Newsletter: https://startupbusinesstips.substack.com/


Segun Popoola


15+ years exp. in Finance, Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Customer account, service management and client services, Receivables Management, Financial Reporting, Strategy and Growth, Opex/Capex analytics, Data analytics, Forecasting, Budgeting and Modeling, Investment Research and Audit.


Ravi Chaudhary

Secretary General

Hands-on experience in Strategy & Operations in consulting as well as in industry. Skilled in Strategy, formulation & implementation, Business transformation, Process re-engineering, Project management, Policy advocacy, Primary & secondary research, Stakeholder consultations, Business development. Strong business acumen with MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and certification in Management Essentials from Harvard Business School.


Mansoor Bin Hamed

Director and Founder

I am not the one to go for tried-and-tested. There is no fun or magic in doing that. I have always believed in doing things differently, taking the path less traveled. Whether it was to do a double Masters in business and Finance, join a startup project of a NGO in the Middle East, move from Business Management Consulting role in a Tier 1 Consulting firm to Risk Management implementation in a billion dollar government set up, being an advisor to a million dollar retail business to setting up a Startup to disrupt the consulting world, I always found myself compelled by the unknown. It is through the challenges of uncertainty and not knowing that I have grown to be flexible, patient, and globally minded. Working at the CEO’s office at Mohamed Hilal Group, a private retail group, there has been no dearth of unorthodox and ambiguous challenges ranging from navigating during the Pandemic (the most interesting one) to helping with setting up the right strategy and execution for the business. In Business consulting with KPMG, I was part of assisting in million-dollar M&A deal, business management advisory and transactional services. With Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, I was tasked with implementing and rolling out the Enterprise Risk and Resilience framework across 13 division and 10,000 employees. I am currently the Advising Head of Strategy and Excellence for Mohamed Hilal Group and the founder of SimpliV, a disruptive business-consulting platform serving clients as a one-stop shop for all their business needs and eliminating the unnecessary chaos from the commercial consulting. Specialties: -Corporate Strategy: Development, Implementation and Controlling -Program Management -Project Management -Process Management & Operational Excellence -Enterprise Risk and Resilience -System: ERP implementation program consultant


Christopher Macneill

Legal Consultant

Mr. MacNeill is the legal consultant to the firm. Mark has a strong entrepreneurial and corporate background, and brings alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience, corporate finance, business law, and environmental/natural resource specializations within an impressive and diverse skill set to A.B.C.’s Litigation team. In addition to an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S. and an M.P.A., Carleton University, Ottawa, ON., he is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, U.K. School of Law (LL.B.). Mark presently is completing his Licentiate in Law (LL.L.) with U Ottawa Faculty of Civil Law, and an LL.M. with Osgoode Hall Law School, Common Law. Mark worked briefly for the U.S. Department of Energy’s, National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s, Chief Legal Office, where he was in the $600 Million bio-refinery funding program negotiations team. He presently serves as Chief Financial Officer with Nova Scotia based Airesun Global Ltd., a bio-tech corporation. He has also served as a registered consultant lobbyist and advisor with resource groups, indigenous organizations and government entities at the federal, provincial and local levels. He began his career as an accountant with KMPG and has also served as an investment advisor and professional financial planner with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. Macneill is a published legal academic and educator. He has taught corporate finance, strategy, management, governance and business law with the New York Institute of Technology, Champlain College (VT), Southern New Hampshire University, Dalhousie University, St, Mary’s University, Cape Breton University, Royal Military College of Canada, and Nunavut Arctic College.


André Hedberg


Mr. Hedberg is a goal oriented management consultant with +8 years of experience of international growth hacking & business development, trade diplomacy and governmental affairs. He has a strong track-record of exceeding set expectations and finding new and innovative ways to accelerate business performance. His core areas of expertise and interest are Growth & Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Web3 & Blockchain and Corporate Sustainability.


Elliott Coles

Founder / CEO

I've been a management consultant and advisor to big and small companies for over 13 years - and run my own small consulting business. I'm great at talking about strategy & execution, commercial propositions and business models, M&A & integration, organisation structure and team development, leadership and team development. Mega interested in helping start-ups and early stage businesses have access to management consultancy skillsets and thinking. 🤙🏽


Francesco Pesci

Board advisor

Senior executive with more than twenty-five of experience in luxury consumer goods. My career initially unfolded in sales, where I focused on business expansion and managed traditional multi-brand and franchise partnerships, in addition to proprietary retail networks. In the last ten years, I was in a global CEO positions three consecutive times in mid-sized European companies. I have experienced reporting to different types of ownership, like private families, one large luxury group and one major PE fund. Industry wise, I have worked in menswear, sportswear, jewellery and home décor. Open-minded and a good listener, I have excellent analytical and communication skills which, in combination with a warm personality, allow me to be a likeable and active advisor and mentor. In addition to conversational Japanese and native Italian, I am fluent in English and French.


Joe Chamoun


I ve got fire in the belly to share my +20 years of experience in leading Aviation, travel technology, B2B platforms and hospitality businesses. known for coaching teams to win and smash targets


Ahmed Elsherbiny

Associate Consultant

I am an outgoing, sociable person who enjoys mental stimulation and challenging the status quo. An engineering graduate with 8 years of professional experience across Energy, Oil & Gas, Tourism, Supply Chain, FMCG, Digital Transformation, and Strategy. Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We can chat about digitizing, organizational development, setting KPIs, scaling business, or even discussing your business ideas PS: If you still use excel for every task (or most tasks), we probably should talk very soon!


Stephane Boulissiere

Chief Revenue Officer freelance

Following are highlights of my qualifications:  I have more than 20 years of experience in multichannel marketing and business unit management for multinationals and start-ups like Orange, Sony Music, Fox Mobile, Appiscreen, Lovoo and DCMN.  I am an expert in setting up and developing international digital and SaaS business units in France: * Fox Mobile, implementation and development of the business in France and Benelux: revenues of 30 million euros per year. * Lovoo: launch and marketing of the mobile application, still in the top 10 most profitable applications on the French market. * Appiscreen: development and deployment of an international online mobile advertising platform: demand side platform. * DCMN, advertising agency for pure players: establishment and commercial development of a French subsidiary. Recruitment of a team and operational management. Turnover: 8 million euros in 18 months. * Offerista: setting up of the French subsidiary, signing of major accounts in multi-campaigns web to store Education: Degrees in marketing and finance management, Paris Graduate School of Business and a Master in management of digital interactive services, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel and European Media Plus program My strengths: Expert in multi-channel marketing and communication strategies: online, direct response TV, programmatic media buying, Google, Facebook, CRM, Inbound and Outbound marketing, Saas, Product, Lead Generation, SEA, SEO, SEM, E-mailing, Inbound & Outbound Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM Specialist in business development of innovative companies' business units.


Mazen Mroue

Head of Digital, Head of Performance marketing and Co-Founder

Mazen has been in many leadership and Senior roles, recently he was the head of Global Digital Media and Martech, The Netherlands/Signapore. Leading a Big team of experts based in Europe/Asia and his responsibilities cover media, technology, CRM, Website/SEO, Digital transformation, and innovation. Mazen overseed Global Digital media strategies, media pitches, digital transformation, and design of the technology ecosystem following the JBP with key suppliers such as Facebook, Google, & Tik-tok Before moving to the Netherlands, Mazen worked at the agency side for 6+ years based in Dubai, Singapore, and Beirut. His diverse portfolio covers prominent multinationals such as BlackBerry, Samsung, Emirates, Etihad airlines, and all the Richemont Luxury brands. Besides being a member of the world federation of advertisers, Core member in programmatic taskforce at Iab Nederlands, member of the programmatic committee at iab SEA+India/GCC, member of iab GCC, and holding 100+ certifications across all digital platforms and technologies, Mazen won many prestigious digital awards targeting the MENA region and is looking to score more worldwide. Mazen is a big believer in training both the body and the mind to be strong. So next to his professional achievements, he is a world marathoner and Guinness World Record holder, with more than 60 full marathons completed and many ultras.


Tyrone Matheson


RAINMAKER - someone who can bring real, positive change to an organization. Someone that has the unique capabilities of making business, money, or connections seemingly appear out of nowhere. We all have gifts! Mine just happens to be the innate ability to uncover, identify and monetize overlooked opportunities and under-utilized assets in businesses. Specialties: Partnering with entrepreneurs to exponentially increase the revenue, profits and value of businesses through the use of non-conventional strategies and tactics.


Steve Jackson

Managing Director

15+ years Director-level experience leading business lines, strategy, product development and marketing, PR/communications, operations and project management. P&L responsibility of $350 million+, 10+ direct reports, Project Director across divisions and external partners. Developed and executed board-approved strategies for new businesses, products and brands across multiple financial services companies. B2C and B2B2C experience. Financial modeling, product design, compensation structures, distribution channel strategy, contract development and negotiations, regulation and compliance, digital and traditional marketing, customer (CX) and user experience (UX) design and implementation.


Tawfiq Abu Soud


I am a natural leader and proven generator of above trend growth and expansion, internationally experienced and operationally seasoned in the energy, utilities, engineering and infrastructure sectors, and offering an immense capacity to enhance shareholder value in established, emerging, and greenfield markets. My experience extends across pivotal P&L, General Management, and Regional Leadership roles with the international operations of worldwideenterprises, applying a global mind-set to align people, policies and processes across industries, markets and platforms.In addition to leading service provision, I have a proven track-record as an active Board Member and Advisoras listed below: Board Member - 8 operating subsidiaries of Arabtec Holding, 2014-2015 Board member - Drake & Scull International PJSC, 2008-2014. Chairman of the Board - Passavant Roediger GMBH, 2009-2014. Advisor to the Board - Energy Central LLC, 2005-2008. A catalyst for change, I am highly tuned to future markets and worldwide industry trends, refocusing organizational culture within executive teams to capitalize upon market opportunities. A passionate executive,Industrial Contracting industry thought leader and innovator, I achieve role objectives with robust execution and resilience, building high-performance teams and motivating stakeholders to achieve a shared vision and set of goals. I hold an MBA from the University of Hull, UK and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University, USA. Fluent in Arabic and English, I am Certified as a Quality Assurance Professional with the British AQMC Council and a Quality Assessor with Martin and Martin.


Emmanuel Robitaille

Strategic Advisor

Emmanuel is a Strategic Advisor and Advisory Council Member for several companies across Canada and the US, spanning automotive, construction/renovation/restoration, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and banking, as well as a number of new ventures and start-ups. He sits on many Councils and Boards where he engages in Strategic Projects, Consultation, and Mentoring New Ventures and Start-Ups. His unique approach with Mergers and Acquisitions, using a simple tool he created called CREST (Clientele, Revenues, Employees, Supply Chain, Technology), allows any company, either buyer or seller, to easily target potential acquisitions that represent a perfect fit. Emmanuel has a Bachelor of Commerce from HEC Montreal, is pursuing his MBA in Strategic Management, and holds professional designations in risk management, management consultation, sales, as well as credited expertise in law (contracts and obligations) and negotiation.


Anand Sagar

Board of Directors

Hello my name is Anand Sagar. I can handle anything complex in the world of Leadership, Finance and Marketing. I have built and managed million dollar marketing campaigns.


Gulya Azretovna

Board Member

Investment, Capital Raising and Management profesional with 7 years of international experience with projects across USA,UK,UAE, CIS and Africa


Nwachukwu Agbakoba

Director of Business Transformation

Nwachukwu William Agbakoba is a certified Project and Change management Consultant with over 15 years of professional experience spanning the public and private sectors in North America and Africa. Currently the Director of Business Transformation for Alberta based Athabasca University and a Doctoral Candidate of the same University, he is an MBA graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He also holds program completion certificates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, Cornell University, and the University of Alberta. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Mr. Agbakoba is also serial entrepreneur and has founded 3 companies which play in the Technology, footwear and transportation sectors. He also sits on the City of Edmonton’s Transit Advisory Board where he and co Board members deliberate and advice City Councilors on issues affecting transit. Nwachukwu is an active member of globally recognized volunteer organizations. Outside of work or business, he enjoys travelling, meeting new people and learning their cultures. In his quiet time, he enjoys reading or playing the saxophone, which he hopes to become an expert player of someday.


Jason Merrithew


Jason is a dynamic leader and proven strategic decision maker. With experience in both M&A activities and developing high performance organizational structures, Jason believes in empowering teams to achieve goals. Chosen as one of Canadian Traveller Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, Jason is an expert in the evolution of customer experiences in tourism and an authority on technology and the impact it has on travellers and consumers. Jason has a passion for helping bring new and developing ventures to the next level, having acted as an advisor for numerous pre-seed and early stage ventures. Jason has been instrumental in early investments, operating businesses and on through to major acquisitions and exits, bringing value to organizations at all stages. As a Director of both for profit and not-for-profit organizations, Jason can bring governance experience to your organization. Notably serving as the Chair of the Board of the World Youth and Student Travel Confederation in Amsterdam, Jason was instrumental in assisting in the revitalization of the WYSE Travel Confederation. Jason is a proven team builder who empowers colleagues to achieve greater results. As a corporate strategist, Jason has led organizational changes, mergers and acquisitions, and fostered innovative business solutions to challenging problems. With experience managing small teams through to hundreds of team members, Jason is able to build high performance cultures in organizations and maximize employee engagement.


David Romeo

Founder & Managing Director

Management consultant and project manager with experience in product design and development, sector development, investment promotion, digital transformation, sourcing strategy and execution, market research and go-to-market strategies. An entrepreneur having led the establishment and growth of a small business in the media and entertainment industry, and now in the digital platforms and solutions space to bring his own ideas and innovations to market. Also has experience as an investor focusing in new and emerging markets.


Phil Johnson

Independent Consultant

Phil is a forward thinking business leader with 20+ years of executive level experience driving strategic planning and executive management that champions organisational growth, financial strength, and operating efficiency within the energy sector. Phil has proven results in crafting high quality and profitable companywide strategies that enable world class and valuable business services. Phil has in-depth knowledge of corporate governance and finance management, general management best practices, and performance management principles. Phil is a strategist and change-maker, driven by an entrepreneurial curiosity and unafraid of challenging the status quo. His expertise in identifying emerging risks/opportunities, problem solving, and applying creative solutions has been repeatedly proven. Phil has a proven track record in designing and implementing first-class, winning strategies, both locally and internationally, within a diverse range of industries.


Daniel Kofdrali

Startup Consultant

Hybrid Xp in retail and tech covering a spectrum of fmcg’s and startups including ecommerce, last mile, social traveling and fintechs.


Loai Bataineh


I have lived in the Sultanate of Oman for over 23 years. Married with three children - 2 daughters and a son. Passionate about sports, especially football. By way of background and introduction, my formation in finance in the early 90s was through Credit, Wealth Management, and Private Banking. Over the years this focus has incorporated experience across Credit Analysis, Portfolio Management, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate (through various industrial and service sectors, in the Middle East). This was always within a PB, Placement or Investor Relation role which aimed to capitalize on my address book and connectivity in the Middle East with UHNWIs (as Principals, Family Conglomerates, Single and Multi-Family Offices). Key highlights of my career include: • A 30+ year track record working with top-tier GCC and American banks, as well as SWF and PE and Hedge Fund institutions. • Focused Sales and Business development covering the Middle East countries. • Experience in both leading and managing teams of up to 55 people across multiple locations; as well as operating solo. • Growing established businesses in new markets and segments. • A proven capability of working with Board members to translate business strategies into sales initiatives and revenue targets • A delivery and results-oriented approach with experience in managing multiple initiatives across functional lines covering Compliance, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and IT produce significant revenues for the business.


Bindu Ramesh

Head of Institutional Banking

Skilled Senior Banking Executive with experience nearing 25 years in corporate and institutional banking Credit. Extensive knowledge in sound credit judgement and risk management in both corporate credit and Financial Institutions. Well experienced in handling projects and development of systems related to Credit. Advanced managerial skills in team management, training and development of personnel.


Ari Basha

Management Consultant

A pragmatic, high performing and result-oriented management consultant with a strong ability to quickly understand and master both structural and abstract contexts from a business & IT perspective. I have several years of experience within enterprise and business architecture from different industries. My ability to have a holistic approach, to understand the bigger picture and at the same lime having a sense of detail, contributes with great value in my profession.


Nick Matthews

Head of Partner Success, MENA and APAC

8 years experience across strategy and operations consulting, finance advisory, and in commercial partnerships roles in B2B SaaS scale-ups. In addition, I have MBA from Harvard Business School, and am excited to advise startups on their key growth opportunities and challenges!


Micah Leitch

Innovation Associate

MBA | Previous CMO at fast growth startup | Own revenue generating startup | Innovation Associate for Innovation Consultancy


haifa addas

founder and CEO

The journey that led to the birth & concept behind INSTAGLAM. I grew up with a passion and great sense of appreciation for beauty and glamour. I was also lucky enough to be surrounded by women who inspired me on a daily bases. My mother, a makeup artist and hair stylist, had an influence on me in every aspect of my life. My grandmother, who was Miss Lebanon at a very young age and who still had her hair and makeup perfectly done until her last days, was an example that a woman can take good care of herself and her image at any age, anytime and anyplace. As a child I lived in many different countries and learned many cultures - Saudi Arabia, the Levant, Europe and Canada - which led to a multicultural upbringing in which I discovered that the demand for beauty is universal. The desire to look good and feel good about oneself is essential for every woman. As a teenager it was as if I was preparing myself for INSTAGLAM; I was always applying makeup for my friends, cutting and dying their hair, recommending beauty salons and hairdressers and makeup artists, and I would help them book appointments in different places around the world. As I grew up and entered the work life, I worked as a marketer for luxury brands like L’Oreal, Lancôme, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Helena Rubinstein, and I worked with celebrities for leading Pan Arab magazines, where I got to take care of the celebrities' beauty needs while they were in town. I also met so many talented professionals, each unique in her/his own way. I truly came to understand that these professionals have visions, skills, abilities and ambitions. Whether they were beginners or half way through their careers, these artists all have talents to share and grow. Half way through my journey, It became pretty clear to me that no matter where, when, or who, everybody needs to be pretty and glammed from time to time, and more importantly, everybody has the right to look great and to feel great about themselves, regardless of their age, circumstances and size of their wallet. Which is where the idea for INSTAGLAM came in. An online portal that can bring beauty experts together under one roof, and closer to anyone’s reach. INSTAGLAM envisions revolutionizing and simplifying the way we use beauty services, turning around the usual clients-go-to-experts model the other way around. It is my vision and my hope that as many people as possible, if not the entire world, can get a chance to enjoy the soul-enriching rewards of beauty and glamour. It is also INSTAGLAM’s vision to give artists the opportunity to reach their potentials in every way possible. Be it thorough our exposure or the opportunities that they may find through us, I hope the experience is fulfilling and rewarding in every aspect of their life.


Sidharth Ramachandran

Head of Strategy and Investor Relations

I currently serve as the Head of Strategy & Investor Relations for a VC. I have a passion for technology and the startup ecosystem and have an in-depth understanding of different startup businesses and operational models. I am passionate about helping companies grow and will be happy to guide and mentor the right startups.


Maddy A

SaaS Growth

I help #B2B & #SaaS founders scale fast! -- Revenue growth with a scientific approach to marketing funnels, tech automation, and sales team processes. More specifically I help with: - Growth Hacking by Designing & Automating end-to-end funnels (& team structures). - Continuously create messaging that attracts, using customer's own words. - Increase conversions by having an in-depth analysis of Sales & Demo calls. - Design a growth plan and sales playbook with KPIs to maximize revenue. - Build the right sales and marketing tech stack for you. - Lead gen with both inbound and outbound. After founding several startups, 200+ employees & my last exit, I am now helping B2B startups achieve their sales potential. Sales is a science. Just like you engineer your product into existence, you need to build a sales & marketing machine to help people see how your product changes their lives for the better. I realize that the secret of startup growth is NOT in hiring a great salesperson, or a rainmaker who can magically sell more. But to build a sales system, so that anybody (almost) can sell more. That's how it becomes much easier to scale.


Sonal Adlakha

Independent Consultant

I am a practicing consultant with 15 years of experience working across built environment, energy access, sustainability and Agri business. My experience in Distributed Renewable Energy has helped create meaningful change in societies by improving agriculture, enabling livelihood, providing clean drinking water, light and mobile connectivity in flood affected areas and access to quality healthcare at the very last mile. I am looking to bring my skills and experience in creating an impact by facilitating entrepreneurs aimed at achieving sustainable development goals.


GArth LIkes

VP Product

Married, one child, pet dog. Been in business for 33 years, Started 4 companies, taking two pubic on major exchanges. Bootstpped these companies on a credit card. My niche is startups. Am a certified managment consultant.




I have been working in the Middle East for over 20 years and during this period I have lived in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman. As business leader I have run two manufacturing companies, two major distribution business and led business development in all the businesses I have had responsibility for. I have a strong work ethic and believe that honesty and integrity as well as respect for ones colleagues of all levels, are crucial to the success of a business and to life. I am moving to semi-retirement and looking forward to sharing my experience with the new generation of business leaders, innovators and managers.


Geetika Tahilyani

I am a passionate consultant with over 10 years of global experience across consulting, supply chain management, enterprise risk management, project management and engineering. In my previous position as Engagement Manager with Protiviti Middle East Consulting, I led a team of 10 consultants and managed 5 key client accounts. I led multiple business development initiatives. My strong analytical skills and ability to deep dive have helped me identify the real challenges faced by my clients and offer innovative solutions to address those challenges. My experiences have helped me hone my critical thinking ability, interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Working with cross-country teams has prepared me to succeed in complex environments and take up new challenges. The prospect of solving diverse problems across industries makes Open Advisor an ideal platform for me.