Founder at tech company. Formerly Corporate Development at Yahoo!, private equity, McKinsey consultant. Lived in India for 2 years.
Have reviewed hundreds of business plans and business models. Can help with business strategy, pitch formulation, raising capital, fundraising strategy, product feedback, etc.
Deep experience in: financial market data, local commerce, SaaS, subscription ecommerce, etc.
Ariez seems to be able to model any business in any market - and I just came for advice in mobile and advertising.. Across product design and strategy he has a keen sense of what's needed to succeed. I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Ariez is a great strategic thinker and a great colleague. He can quickly analyze a problem and build a presentation. I enjoyed working on strategy projects and M&A with him.
Ariez is a rockstar. He is whip-smart, quick, detail-oriented, constantly looking for ways to move things forward and help the team, and most importantly has a great sense of humor. At Yahoo!, he is well-liked as someone who led across boundaries, always reaching out to see how he could help colleagues throughout the larger organization. His greatest weakness? Chocolate chip cookies.
Ariez is extremely intelligent, motivated and diligent - a great colleague. As the Mobile team's designated contact in M&A, Ariez was aggressive in understanding our strategy, keeping abreast of the market landscape and introducing valuable companies as potential partners and M&A targets. Beyond this, Ariez has a great professional manner that balances focus and intensity with an outgoing nature and quick wit. He's a great guy and I hope to work with him again.
Ariez is an extremely smart and motivated individual with lots of energy. a pleasure to work with and real value added.