Founder and Managing Partner
As Director of Strategy, Analytics, and Business Development, Carl is focused on building scalable business models for clients based on in-depth market research, actionable data analytics, and global, enterprise-level expertise
An experienced consumer strategy researcher and published writer, Carl has held several positions within the Federal Government and global financial services institutions, where he served as Chief of Staff to the global head of digital, Senior Consultant to the head of customer experience & design, and e-commerce Manager for the EMEA region overseeing marketing performance and CRM enhancements of the region's $11 million P&L through brand activation, lead generation, and end-to-end customer experience strategy
A graduate of the University of Chicago (A.B. Political Science), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. Economic Sociology), and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Carl has also previously worked at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Carl is fluent in French, German, English, and Swedish.
Valuation and Growth Strategies Consultant
Ryan is a dedicated investment strategy advisor focused on providing clients with expertise and guidance needed to successfully raise capital and engage with investment groups.
With a background in modeling and financial analysis for early stage start-ups, emerging technologies, and growth markets, Ryan helps guide clients through the process of seeking investment capital or M&A solutions. He has held positions with leading financial groups including AXA Investment Managers, CANDRIAM Investors Group, and Akka Venture.
Ryan holds a Masters in Empirical Finance and Accounting (Université Grenoble Alpes), and both a Bachelors and second Masters in Political Science (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble)
Ryan is fluent in English and French
Principal Consultant, Corporate Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion
Anita Kouassigan is a business catalyst and consultant between London and Lagos. A serial entrepreneur and networker, Anita brings extensive expertise in media, inclusion programming, human capital investment, and corporate social responsibility. She is the founder and managing partner of Investing In Women, a global social impact organization centered around connecting, empowering, and amplifying women - via the creation of content, her engagements as a speaker, and the hosting of live media events.
In addition to her consulting career, Anita writes a column for The Guardian, a leading multi-platform media group. She brings experience from her work having entered into licensing agreements with global publishing brands such as Time Out International. She also self-published a festival guide for CPH: Africa, the first ever Nollywood Film Festival at the Danish Film Institute: Cinemateket with whom she collaborated with by offering access to film industry leaders.
Anita holds a BSc degree in Politics (University of Bristol), and a Post-Graduate Degree in Law and the Legal Practice Course (College of Law, London). Anita also sits on the board of Trustees of the Aplori Foundation (AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute).
Business Analyst / e-commerce specialist
Jack Shorb is an online brand development specialist focused on retail, apparel, and e-commerce. With a background in customer experience and behavioral marketing, Jack works closely with clients to build effective marketing and communications strategies needed to develop engaging content. Jack has previously worked with e-commerce-driven fashion label, bonobos.com and Squared Communications, a leading, Washington-based communications and public relations firm.
While at the University of Indiana, Jack majored in Media & Advertising and minored in Psychology with a focus on media persuasion and behavior.