Tahincioğlu Holding Chairman & CEO, Endeavor Turkey Chairman, Kent Gıda Chairman (Part of Kraft Foods), Standart Ünlü Private Equity Investment Committee member, 212 VC Fund Advisory Board Member, long time investor and entrepreneur.
13-year C level technologist at Turkcell, Turkey’s leading technology and innovation company, led multimillion dollar projects, strategically managed multi-function teams, advised & mentored startups, acted as board member on numerous tech company boards.
Business developer & technopreneur, responsible for technology management, product life cycle, team management and/or marketing of seed to large 500+ interactive mobile, web & TV projects in the last 14 years, marketing & management consultant to several GSM operators.
Geek by training, worked 10 years in Seattle at the heart of bustling techpreneur market. Oversaw Strategy & Business Development, M&A options & enterprise-wide pricing moves for T-Mobile USA. Lastly with Turkcell, governed innovation and corporate ventures and internally incubated MM$+ multi-screen services.
Worked at Deloitte transaction services, where he gained extensive experience in due diligence, financial modeling&valuation and at Ünlü Private Equity, where he was responsible for deal identification and execution of the company’s investment in Golf Ice Cream, BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.
Consultant at ZS Associates in Chicago for 8 years, ran start-up accelerator programs across the globe and worked with more than 200 Turkish and American entrepreneurs, financial modeling and growth strategies expert, BS in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.