Executive and Entrepreneur in multiple start-ups, small and midmarket companies, and Fortune 500 businesses across energy, tech, life science, food & beverage, and transportation/logistics industries. Extensive experience in IP licensing, corporate strategy, marketing, private equity, M&A, technology R&D, manufacturing, sales, operations, and board leadership. Currently leads Solyco as managing director and several companies as a strategy executive through management consulting engagements and others as a board member, investor, managing partner, and/or shareholder.
Community contributor and leader through invitation and acceptance of Gen Next Global Membership, appointment as a Charter School Board Member by the State of Michigan, Advisory Board Member for the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University, selected as L.B.P. Elite 40 under 40, Big Brother in BBBS for over 10 years, Leadership Detroit Graduate, among others.
John Garcia graduated in 2002 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industry Management.
Mr. Kassab has over $7 Billion in hands on transaction experience as a leader in a Fortune 100 company, government, private equity, banking and start ups. As in-house counsel for IBM, Damian developed deep expertise in manufacturing, employment, labor, franchise, environmental and antitrust law. As a founding member of Martha R. Seger & Associates, Damian oversaw operations, regulatory compliance, investment analysis, and investor relations.
Damian was Chairman/CEO/General Counsel of a $650M community bank with an institutional investment portfolio of $170M. Appointed by the Governor of Michigan, Damian was Chairman of the Michigan Gaming Control Board which regulated Michigan’s $1.4B gaming industry. Damian currently holds key positions in his software company and strategic advising firm.
Damian earned his BA from the University of Michigan, Juris Doctor at the University of Colorado, and Banking degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Ajoy Sharma has 25 years of broad strategic, financial and operational experience in start-up, high growth, distressed and global business environments. He has served as CFO, General Manager/COO, Restructuring and Transformational executive in corporate, entrepreneurial and private equity backed organizations. He has keen interest in corporate development and has executed transactions in excess of $2 Billion in aggregate value. Additionally, Ajoy is a BoD member/observer, within Technology & Business Services, Manufacturing and Financial Services industries.
Ajoy was Netlink’s Chief Financial Officer till Q1 2017, a position he held since the company’s start-up in 2003. He was instrumental in architecting Netlink’s explosive growth over the past 14 years with the CEO, as the business grew to $150 M. As CFO, Ajoy led all financial and strategic activities, including planning, M&A, treasury, tax, audit, investor relations and legal affairs. Earlier, Ajoy spent the initial 8 years of his career with General Motors and Delphi leading expansion in new geographies.
Ajoy holds an MBA (Finance & Decision Support Systems) from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University.
Min Yoo is a Partner responsible for international business development initiatives, directing sales and marketing strategies, and providing global client leadership. Min has strong success and experience in International Business Development, Venture Capital, Operations, Marketing, and Sales. Mr. Yoo began his executive career early as sales director for South America in Asia Tex, an international textile company based in Korea. Min cut his teeth in the US market as a senior partner at Atlantic Consultants in the telecom space followed by several executive positions serving SBC (AT&T), Blackberry, Verizon, Sprint, and Samsung. He then Co-Founded Benjamin, Hunter, and Harmony Group in 2008. At BHHG Mr. Yoo lead successful transactions in the semiconductor, battery, logistics, food service, life science, energy, and manufacturing industries.
Min Yoo received his B.S. in Advertising and Masters in Marketing and Communications from Michigan State University. He is trilingual, fluent in Spanish, Korean, and English.
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