Scale Smarter™ Partners faculty has over 100 years of combined experience training and transforming business leaders.

We are a group of faculty that have expertise across all types of businesses


Her expertise is creating scalable operational processes for growth across industries. Victoria is a private equity investor and advisor for CEOs.  She serves as a Board Director on numerous NYSE public and private boards. She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and is a CPA.

ADVISOR to ceo

He advises entrepreneurial ventures worldwide, with a focus on sustainable industry growth and innovative financial strategies. National Launch Faculty for GS10KSB. Former Provost of Babson College. Mike earned his Ph.D., MBA at the University of WI-Madison and is a CPA.


Tim Marken is the former CEO of the BostonGlobe.com He currently is the CEO Of Leonidas Strategy Group, with a focus on Sales Management, and Value-based Selling, clients include Maquis Jet, and Gillette. Tim holds an MBA from Harvard .

International CEO & Consultant

Ibrahim Firat is an international consultant and CEO. To gain a competitive edge, Ibrahim engages business owners worldwide through his work with the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program, and Babson College. As a serial entrepreneur, Ibrahim has successfully founded and operated enterprises worldwide.  


As the creator of digital visualizations for companies like Verizon, Cisco, Citrix, Adobe and others, and the founder of digital experience company ForgeDX, and previously a founder of a 3D printing platform, 3DPlusMe, Cyd Tetro lives in the technology world. A former Disney Imagineering Executive, Cyd consults nationally with industries that struggle to optimize their clients’ experience and retain value.

Josephine firat
Regional Director - Texas

Josephine Firat is a practitioner of entrepreneurship, having founded and grown multiple companies.  While she is a CEO, her passion is working with and teaching other entrepreneurs. Josephine has been teaching entrepreneurship for 14 years worldwide as a guest lecturer at the University of St. Thomas, Rice University, the University of Houston Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, and multiple trade and professional organizations  Josephine joined the Scale Smarter Partners team in 2019 to expand the program to the Southeast.

Organizational Development consultant

Dr. Connie Watson is an Organizational Development consultant focusing on leadership development, employee learning and engagement, and strategic planning. She recently served as the Education Services Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program in Philadelphia. In this role she was the Lead Faculty for the program and managed the curriculum, learning experience, and business advising for the entrepreneurs who take part in this executive education experience.


Les has successfully operated and sold three multi million dollar retail and tech businesses. His firm currently specializes in assisting troubled companies with financial and operating issues. Les is an award winning lecturer at Babson College, with an MBA from Harvard.