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Victoria is a business executive and private equity investor who brings her operating experience, board participation, and vast investing knowledge to entrepreneurs across a host of industries. Her expertise in creating scalable operational and financial processes for businesses at every level of growth and development is unparalleled. She also serves as a NYSE board director, lectures at Babson College, and helped launch Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses nationwide. Victoria earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Co-founder, ceo
Victoria Sassine

Victoria is a business executive and private equity investor who brings her operating experience, board participation, and vast investing knowledge to entrepreneurs across a host of industries. Her expertise in creating scalable operational and financial processes for businesses at every level of growth and development is unparalleled. She also serves as a NYSE board director, lectures at Babson College, and helped launch Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses nationwide. Victoria earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mike advises entrepreneurial ventures worldwide with a focus on sustainable industry growth and innovative financial strategies. He was part of the national launch faculty for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and is a former Provost of Babson College. Michael is a CPA and earned his MBA and Ph.D. at the University of WI-Madison.


Co-founder, advisor
Michael Fetters

Mike advises entrepreneurial ventures worldwide with a focus on sustainable industry growth and innovative financial strategies. He was part of the national launch faculty for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and is a former Provost of Babson College. Michael is a CPA and earned his MBA and Ph.D. at the University of WI-Madison.


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.

strategic board advisor
LESLIE CHARM

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.

Ibrahim is an international consultant and CEO. To gain a competitive edge, Ibrahim engages business owners worldwide through his work with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and Babson College. As a serial entrepreneur, Ibrahim has successfully founded and operated enterprises worldwide.  

faculty, operations expertise
IBRAHIM FIRAT

Ibrahim is an international consultant and CEO. To gain a competitive edge, Ibrahim engages business owners worldwide through his work with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and Babson College. As a serial entrepreneur, Ibrahim has successfully founded and operated enterprises worldwide.  

Josephine 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.

Regional Director - Texas
Josephine firat

Josephine 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.

Tim 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. Some of his current clients include Maquis Jet and Gillette. Tim holds an MBA from Harvard.

faculty, sales expertise
TIM MARKEN

Tim 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. Some of his current clients include Maquis Jet and Gillette. Tim holds an MBA from Harvard.

Vivian has directed initiatives for public, non-profit, and private sector organizations. She built the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Southern California program, and is a recognized advocate and expert on small businesses. Vivian earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the College of Commerce at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

COO
VIVIAN SHIMOYAMA

Vivian has directed initiatives for public, non-profit, and private sector organizations. She built the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Southern California program, and is a recognized advocate and expert on small businesses. Vivian earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the College of Commerce at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

board of directors, strategic advisor
CYDni TETRO

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

Connie 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.

Organizational Development consultant
Dr. CONNIE Watson

Connie 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.