I’m an accomplished technologist and strategy executive with 20 years of experience in information technology, product management, financial markets and organizational restructuring. Applied my entrepreneurial skill set, strong business acumen and disciplined financial management toward building “AFIA” a food startup brand that establishes itself as an innovative, best of class Mediterranean Cuisine CPG company. Within 5 years, I grew Afia from an idea to a fast growing business with more than 3000+ retail doors activated, set up an efficient national distribution network and built an automated 20K+ sqft food manufacturing facility. More recently, I closed Series A round with strategic venture firms to fuel the next phase of company growth. Secured a Chobani incubator seat, was awarded HEB’s Diversity Supplier of the Year 2019 Award and awarded Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce best Consumer Product 2021 Award.
Additional proficiency include P&L ownership, business transformation, software design, talent development, cost/budget analysis, financial markets and quantitative modeling
Tenure includes financial transactions technology, electronic trading and financial data analytics and modeling. I have extensive domain knowledge in best execution/rebates, settlement, clearing, ticket compression, high-touch, low-touch, real-time trade risk, real-time high transaction volume processing. Overall end-to-end Multi-Asset Trade Subject Matter Expert. On the sales/strategy side, I’ll facilitate revenue opportunities across these financial market segments: Investment, Banking, Capital Markets (Retail-Robo-Institutional-HFT) through years of hands on business, product, and software development