Member Since 2022
San Francisco Bay Area
A 25-year veteran, transformative CEO, and ex Management Consulting Partner focused on the TMT sectors. I have led hyper-scale organizations ($multi-billion P/L) and start-ups with global experience across all major markets (six continents). In 2020, I was recognized by CEO Today magazine as the "Master of the Pivot", CIO Bulletin as "Top 10 CEOs to Watch" and CEO World as “Most Influential Exec”. My expertise spans strategy, M&A, general management, business model transformation, rapid pivots, scale-up, ecosystem creation, go-to-market, and P&L management ($2b). Deep experience with Sales-led & Product-led software models. Held CEO roles in Security, AI Ops, Legal Tech, and Web3 software. Prior corporate roles included building Cybersecurity product/services businesses from the scratch at HP and Deloitte to hyper-scale; managed >2000 people with full P/L responsibility in a “CEO-like” capacity. Exceptional serial entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial track record incubating/scaling new businesses inside HP, Deloitte, FTI, and 4 start-ups (2 exits). I have raised several million dollars of capital in my start-up CEO roles. My consulting career with firms like Deloitte, PwC, and FTI helped CEOs, Boards, and investors (PE/VC) transform business models through disruptive tech strategy, M&A, and operational pivots in go-to-market functions e.g., Sales, Marketing, Pricing, Product and CX. Managed P/Ls and large teams globally. A veteran of >1000 M&A deals; commercial, operational, tech diligence, 75 M&A integrations, and 25 complex carve-outs/spin-offs. Led multiple SaaS, IoT, AI, and strategy/business model transformations. Recognized for innovative approaches in M&A, through many global innovation awards. In 2017, I was named among the "Top 50 Consultants" globally. I love exponential tech, and have hands-on strategy/operations experience with SaaS, IoT, AR/VR, AI, Blockchain, and Autonomous Driving. I feature regularly on Forbes, IoT World, CEO Today, CNBC, etc. I have written and published five books and > 250 articles. Considered a new economy strategist, business builder, and team builder with high-speed execution ability. Success and failure have taught me the importance of a network, constantly learning, and helping others. Fellow at Aspen Institute, solving issues around VTOL/Autonomous Mobility. Recognized as one of "𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲'𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫"- the most connected and networked execs.
The concept of Web3 product-market fit is crucial for the success of decentralized applications and platforms in the Web3 ecosystem.
To persuade TradFi firms and Web2 users to think outside the box, Web3 pioneers first have to do so themselves.
The crypto and blockchain industries may need to shed some insular tendencies to successfully attract prospective users.
As blockchain gets ready for enterprise adoption, companies and projects must adapt to the rhythm and motion of enterprises.
The great cleansing in Web3 is here and it starts with the key shifts in market-driven correction, changes in VC investments' posture and technology adoption.
For effective, consistent results, enhancing the security of bridge protocols must begin with smart practices by developers.
While rising interest rates can entail increased risk for the crypto industry, they may also bring new opportunities.
Web3 has become a popular buzzword nowadays, which has shown promise but has yet to deliver value at scale.
An understanding of the overall ecosystem as well as the details of individual projects is essential for those in TradFi who are exploring Web3.
2021 saw the blockchain world spawning protocols faster than ever, but most were siloed.
zblocks is creating a new category in the blockchain ecosystem: dPlat Pro. Eliminate complexity from Web3 value creation with the dPlat Pro: ✅ it enables enterprises to pay in fiat currency, eliminating the need to keep crypto on their balance sheet; ✅ it protects enterprise investments by enabling to develop across multiple blockchain Layer 1 protocols; ✅ it uplevels enterprise developers with a low-code/no-code (LCNC) environment that leverages a large collection of pre-built, security validated components and smart contracts, thus enabling dApp (decentralized application) creation for multiple use cases; ✅ it provides out-of-box connectors to enterprise databases and applications like CRM, marketing and e-commerce tools; ✅ it integrates with existing Web2 processes – such as identity solutions for simple, one-click wallet creation and seamless user experience. zblocks has created modules on dPlat Pro to allow Fortune 5000 companies to integrate existing enterprise Web2 ecosystems into Web3.