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A Snapshot of Our Talented International Team

From analyst to director we believe our collaborative international team helps bring a new experience to regionally focused firms. Read on to hear from a selection of our global team and find out about their GVP journey.

Italy
Nora Albertini
Head of Business Development

I started off at GVP as County Head looking after clients in Italy and supporting them with their M&A Strategy locally. I have subsequently taken over the role of Head of Business Development supporting the wider Origination Managers and our execution team on our strategy, and route to market.

I have always been fascinated by the client relationship side of businesses as well as data analysis and how the latter could drive and influence strategic decisions.

Before joining GVP, I worked in Financial Services where I had the chance to be part of a very entrepreneurial and extremely client-focused team.

I joined GVP for its dynamic and entrepreneurial team as well as for its unique positioning on the market and international team

United Kingdom
Robert Parrish
Assistant Director

I joined GVP as a Senior Associate being given the opportunity to manage projects across Europe and Asia. As we have expanded I transitioned into the Assistant Director role, now managing our global team and overseeing our mandates.

I have worked at the Ayala Corporation in the Philippines and Michelin in the UK. During this time I supported their M&A strategies through Research, Data Analysis and off-market opportunity origination.

My previous experience has put me in a unique position within GVP to understand client requirements, and where additional consultancy support can have a greater impact on corporate M&A plans.

USA
Thomas Browne
Vice President

Now joining GVP Partners in the role of Country Head USA, Mr. Browne began his 30-year finance career in portfolio management at a major institutional investment bank and as a director at a private equity firm. Over the past 15 years in senior management roles, Mr. Browne led sales teams in New York and in London to provide bespoke services for research and technology to financial sector firms and Fortune 500 companies.

He received a BS in finance from St. John's University in 1988. Mr. Browne is active with myriad business and civic organizations in New York City, and enjoys spending time with his wife & infant son and watching Ireland Rugby.

ITALY
Giulia Pirrone
Senior Analyst

As a Senior analyst in the market research team, my main task is the preliminary work for potential deals. This is done by mapping the markets and analysing industry prospects, which are necessary steps in order to support our clients in developing their M&A Strategy and therefore finding them the right targets.

I joined GVP after several years of project management in the market research industry, where I refined my analytical skills and gained experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. I also have extensive experience in the financial services industry, having worked as an account manager for large private and public clients for a European investment banking firm, and as a market analyst for NYSE - Euronext.

I can definitely say GVP's international culture makes it a fulfilling and exciting workplace.

India
Madhu Desikan
Country Manager

'Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.' These words of Helen Keller have always inspired me, helped me move ahead and are simply appropriate for my current role at GVP as Country Head – India. Working with an enthusiastic global team has been a wonderful experience!

My Career began at Accenture as a technical specialist, prior to my current role at GVP, I worked with a Compliance firm called Aparajitha where I handled the Business Development for the southern region in India.

My journey with GVP has been empowering, exciting and challenging. I have enjoyed working on assisting our clients with key acquisitions.

Indonesia
Pradita Astarina
Senior Adviser

I hold an MBA and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, both graduated with honours. In 2017, I was awarded McKinsey’s Next Generation Women Leaders Award. I have extensive experience in Private Equity, executing minority to buyout deals in the retail, consumer, financial services, and also JV deals in the infrastructure sectors. In addition to this, I also sit on several Board Memberships in Indonesian-based investment firms.

I have spent more than twelve years in the investment industry both in Private Equity and Venture Capital, with a focus on the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors. Thus, I have a strong network in the PE & VC sector in the UK and the SEA region. GVP has a ‘global-local approach’ that truly adapts to what the market needs and supports clients in achieving their engagement objectives.

Argentina
Cecilia Canoura
Senior Research Analyst

As a Senior Research Analyst, I´ve been working in GVP supporting listed corporates and mid-market companies in developing their M&A Strategy, building out their data and understanding of target markets.

Prior to joining GVP, I built an academic background in Economics and Energy Transition/Power Market fields, holding different research positions including emerging markets research, data analysis and structured finance research in companies such as S&P Global managing different markets and data visualisation tools like Bloomberg and CapitalIQ.

I have found that GVP seeks sector-focused excellence and provides unique global market access which drives the team to a higher professional level.

Malaysia
Emeer Azhar
Research Analyst

I joined Global Venture Partners as a Research Analyst.

Previously, I worked with Malaysia's largest bank, Maybank, as well as international companies such as Sime Darby Plantation and Accenture. In Sime Darby, I had the opportunity to sell commodities all around the world, and I worked as a Digital Data Analyst at Accenture, where I was in charge of two markets, Indonesia and the United States.

I assist clients in developing their M&A strategy, gathering data, and understanding target markets by analysing financial reports, reviewing company operations, and assessing how a firm will fit into another business.

I have discovered that GVP is unique, we promote true diversity in the work culture.

Austria
David Pavlicek
Head of DACH-Region

I joined GVP as the Head of the DACH Region.

The firm’s international attitude, as well as the perfect remote-work infrastructure have been essential in my choice of where I could support globally operating enterprises in their M&A strategy.

For the last couple of years, I have been focused on Software and IT Consulting, where I developed a solution-driven and appreciative approach to various challenges. - This is the approach I am using when originating numerous off-market acquisitions for GVP’s international clients.

It’s clear to me that GVP provides a unique positioning in the market with a compelling remote company culture.

South Africa
Doron Hanan
Country Manager

I graduated from the University of South Africa with honours in Accounting Sciences. I am well versed in IP management, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Corporate Governance and have a natural aptitude for technology commercialisation.

After spending 10 years as head of an incubator and running a software development house focusing on Healthcare, Real Estate and Marketing Solutions, I started my career as an entrepreneur with the founding of a private property fund. I then moved to Oxford Informatica, founding and exiting three entities.

Joining the GVP team was the natural career progression due to the company's unique service proposition to clients with its extensive reach and knowledge of multiple international markets. Our proprietary in-house software solution allows our team to work effortlessly across borders with real-time data available from most international markets.

France
Robert Chaize
Vice President

I have worked for 20+ years dealing with global projects for MNC and managing remote teams spread in several countries, including 17 years living in the USA, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. This experience was sanctioned by a Master in International Relations/Competitive Intelligence from Lyon Jean Moulin Université.

Joining GVP has been a great career opportunity where my international background and knowledge of the French market are a real added value to our clients.

South Korea
KJ Yoon
Senior Advisor

I joined GVP as a Senior Adviser.

Having always been fascinated by global markets, I was initially attracted to the firm’s international infrastructure — knowing I’d have opportunities to support in cross-border transactions.

I have worked in Investment Banking for over twenty years, cutting my teeth at Merrill Lynch managed committed assets for private clients. Before moving to Julius Baer heading client relationships in the Private & Investment Banking division, supporting over $500 Mln in private placements.

I’ve found that GVP, provides a unique positioning in the market. The culture rewards entrepreneurial initiative, which pushes the team to reach above and beyond the typical levels found in the market.

Hong Kong
Jackie Wong
Country Manager

Being the Country Head of China at GVP, I work alongside my team to support listed corporates and mid-market companies in developing their M&A Strategy, originating numerous off-market acquisitions, building out their data, and understanding target markets.

With over ten years of experience in business development of IT and digital transformation, I have worked and built relationships with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders across cultures and languages around the globe.

I consider myself an adaptable analytical thinker, who enjoys assisting the wider team with local knowledge and resources to better carry out their research and is able to offer my clients’ proven services on strategy and operational improvement

Thailand
Sorawan Kingkaew
Country Manager

I have been providing business consultancy and finance services for foreign Investors in Thailand for many years. Offering professional services working directly with business owners in developing business plans, licensing and education of all things business-related in Thailand and accepted by government agencies in Thailand.

Being part of the international GVP Team has given me an opportunity to relate to global markets. And thus allowing me to enhance my experience in the field of cross-border transactions.

I believe the global position of GVP is a great opportunity to grow professionally and personally to achieve increasingly higher goals.

India
Karishma Shah
Senior Associate

I have recently joined the GVP team as a Senior Associate. Previously I was engaged in the Start-up Ecosystem, helping Start-ups with Fundraising, Preparing business models and building market Strategies. Along with that I have worked with Venture Capital Firms helping them source right Start-up deals. I have found that GVP provides a unique positioning in the market. The culture rewards entrepreneurial initiative, which pushes our team to reach above and beyond the typical levels.

Vietnam
Jamie Giang
Origination Manager

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business from William Blue College in Sydney, Australia and currently reside in Hoi An, Vietnam.

I have extensive experience in professional business development. Prior to joining Global Venture Partners, I served as a Market Manager for tech companies, heading up business development and searching for ways to connect and develop relationships with the right partners.

It has been a pleasure to develop within an international organisation and support clients across multiple geographies and cultures.

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