Technology Multipliers Team
Kerim Tumay – Chief Technology Multiplier: is a technology product management and marketing expert. He has played technology and marketing multiplier roles for successful enterprise software companies. He has over 25 years of experience in integrated product development and management, product marketing, and internet marketing as well as deep technology knowledge in modeling and simulation, video asset management, enterprise search, semantic indexing, e-publishing, and online advertising. Mr. Tumay has co-authored two books and over 20 technical papers. He is a member of PDMA.
Ann Eisan – Web Development and Creative Content Specialist: has over 18 years of experience in software development, usability, web and graphic design, technical writing, marketing content creation, and technical support. Her strengths are particularly well-suited for generating software design and user documents, prototyping web applications, and developing B2B websites. Ann has a Bachelor’s degree in Literature/Writing and a professional certificate in Graphics Design from UC San Diego. She also has over 12 years of professional software development experience in web and distributed software applications.
Brooke Ozlem Erol – Marketing and Sales Multiplier: has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, project management and coaching. Her areas of expertise are in social media, event, PR and email marketing. Her strengths are implementing the newest trends in the market, aligning business goals with the marketing strategy and creating B2B marketing plans. Brooke has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and major in Marketing. She also has a professional certificate in Business Management from UC San Diego. She is a life-long learner and a passionate advocate of the transformation in the workplace to social and participating age.
Mark Benedyk, PhD – Life Sciences
Mark Benedyk is a business development and portfolio strategy expert for the life sciences industry. With an experience base ranging from R&D Management to corporate Strategic Planning, Mark Benedyk has provided insightful counsel to companies and other entities throughout North America, Asia and the EU. Rila Partners provides the critical objective advice required for life sciences companies to create long term value for both employees and investors in companies seeking to integrate commercial focus with scientific and financial insight as they mature. Mark is a consultant and strategic advisor to the Center for Drug Research and Development as well as advisor to one pre-clinical and one clinical-stage biopharma company. Mark is the Managing Director of Rila Partners, LLC.
Yusuf Ozturk, PhD – High Tech, Electronics & Telecommunications
Yusuf Ozturk is a computing and networking technology expert. He has played in technology advisory roles for successful technology startups as well as major corporations such as Nokia. He has over 25 years of experience in mobile computing, wireless networks, ad hoc networks, network monitoring, application management and profiling, location based services, image and video classification, and mobile health. Dr. Ozturk has published over 30 technical papers in refereed journals and industry conferences. He is the author of two patents and is a frequent speaker in mobile computing and networking industry conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE.
Walt Olson – Financial Services
Walt Olson is an accomplished business development professional with extensive experience in the financial services industry. For the past 32 years, he has provided management consulting and business development services to major banks while serving at Accenture, Sapient, and CAST Management Consultants. Walt is the Managing Partner of Bank Earning Solutions Inc., a business development firm that provides companies with expert sales support to sell their solutions to the top 100 US Banks.