Corp dev and strategy guy. Former entrepreneur. I can be most useful in helping you size your market, prepare your pitch deck, and evaluate financing and acquisition options.
Having a thoughtful figure for how big of an opportunity you're chasing is important. I spent a lot of long nights doing this in a former life.
Boot strapped my first business for 1 year before exiting. Learned a lot about focus and tradeoffs
I negotiated my first startups asset sale
customer development is imperative to validating your idea and takes a different bag of tactics for consumer and enterprise. I've done both.
Salmaun is very knowledgable and insightful. The conversation about pitching product was honest and very satisfying. Would definitely recommend his advice.
Salmaun gave me some excellent advice on my pitch deck, and my strategy for rolling it out and approaching investors. Thanks Sal!
Salmaun gave some great advice when I was putting together a pitch deck, he was able to bring strategies and example acquisition comparables for reference during my negotiations.
Our call with Salmaun was great - he provided us with a strategy to follow that was clear and made sense
Salmaun has a wealth of knowledge about pitch decks used in different situations, from seed to public company and leverages it well to relate it to your specific situation. I was looking for one key kernel of information to make our deck better and got more than one.
- Sal, initially drew the attention of the digital media team while he was a member of the Internet equity research team as a result of his deep industry knowledge and exceptional maturity
- Upon moving over to the banking team, he worked with us on building strategic frameworks to help our clients think through the digital media landscape; and often came up with ideas on his own and communicated them effectively with senior bankers
-Sal is one of the brightest analysts I have worked with; I unconditionally recommend him
Salmaun was instrumental to building the equity research coverage of the Internet and Video Game sectors at Merrill Lynch. He created financial models, analyzed the competitive landscape, and communicated with senior management at leading technology companies. His work helped to launch coverage of several companies, including Google, Yahoo!, and Electronic Arts. He also took the initiative on performing the due diligence on several potential and actual IPOs of emerging technology companies. His technical skills along with his enthusiasm and work ethic helped to build a highly ranked equity research team. Furthermore, his industry knowledge, analytical skills, and willingness to challenge prevailing ideas garnered him the respect from people in equity research and investment banking.
Salmaun helped me with getting a fast-track introduction with Disney's digital media team for our search agency business. He took upon himself to educate his team on the commercial logic behind a potential BD relationship. A well rounded, personable professional with excellent knowledge of his industry. I found Salmaun to be a quick learner, able to grasp nuances of our products and then reconnect them back to his business to make it relevant. Absolutely, results oriented! Would love to find a way to work with him again. He is a great asset for any Company small or large.
Salmaun is a great asset on any team. He has strong analytical skills, demonstrates a keen ability to think outside the box and a natural intellectual curiosity. He is continually proactive in taking on additional responsibilities and forming relationships with technology industry leaders and investors.