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Dushyant P.

Dushyant P. - Hatch Advisor, Dubai:

Dushyant is presently associated with DAMAC Hotels & Resorts Management LLC ( as the Director Digital Marketing & ECommerce. In the current role, Dushyant is setting up the eCommerce for this upcoming Hotel venture for Dubai No.1 private developer, DAMAC Properties. He has been associated with the DAMAC Hospitality since April, 2016.

Prior to this, Dushyant was with Expedia as the Head Online Partnership Marketing & Travel Agent Affiliate Program, South Asia from November, 2009 to March, 2016. He was one of the key people who started the India office.

Previously, allied with MakeMyTrip India Pvt Limited as the Head Digital Marketing from October, 2003 to October, 2009. As a head of Digital Marketing Dushyant set up the digital marketing team for MakeMyTrip, and did pioneering work in digital marketing space. During his stint, MakeMyTrip was one of the top 10 visited sites in India.

Dushyant has an extensive experience in Online Travel Industry, Leisure & Lodging Industry and is presently based out of United Arab Emirates in Dubai. His Areas of expertise include Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Digital Travel Distribution, Online Travel Agent, Travel Distribution Technology.


Chad S.

Chad S. - Hatch Executive CTO:

Chad is a seasoned entrepreneur whose key focus is building mobile first solutions utilizing next generation app development and mobile marketing/engagement tools. With over 15 years in CTO/CIO positions, Chad is highly adaptable in utilizing cutting edge technology to solve real world problems in almost all business environments. Chad also has 10+ years in outsourcing management including hiring, project management and delivering projects on time and on budget with teams across the globe.

What Chad can help you with:

● Mobile App UX/UI Design & Architecture (IOS & Android) – Key focus Startups or existing mobile first companies.
● Mobile Strategy, Project Management to delivery within budget and on time
● Mobile Marketing/Engagement Strategist & Implementation (Push, In-App Messaging, Optimization and Conversion)
● Certified Gamification architect, mobile and website integration, points/rewards structure, more.
● B2B & B2C Loyalty Programs
● Business development planning and strategy
● E-Business project management and budgeting
● Certified Salesforce CRM Admin
● General CRM software strategy, implementation and training
● Sales team training, CRM best practices, foreign target markets


Daniel A.

Daniel A. - Hatch COO, London:

Daniel is a startup COO and operations expert. During his startup career he co-founded, an ecommerce platform for trading pre-owned Swiss luxury watches, heading its main operations in Berlin before launching the platform in Asia. Prior to that, he worked as an Managing Director at Rocket Internet, where he built Foodora, the on-demand premium food delivery platform, in London and Hong Kong.

Daniel has extensive experience devising and executing processes that help businesses scale quickly without compromising their efficiency. He currently advises startups on product development, international growth (particularly in Europe and Asia), balance sheet management, and building lean and efficient operations teams.

Daniel's background is in finance, graduating from London Business School and working in investment banking at HSBC in London for 5 years, where he worked on the origination of over USD25bn worth of European capital markets transactions. He also holds a doctorate in law and is fluent in three languages.


Akram El.

Akram El. - Hatch Executive CFO, Dubai:

Akram is a seasoned investment and finance professional, turned digital entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience on deals valued at more than $6.5 billion. He started his career on Wall Street and held a range of finance positions. He has experience in Forex, Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance and a deep background in Private Equity, Investment Banking & FinTech. He is the founder of Upside Capital, a financial transactions advisory firm and Upside Digital, a tech ventures investment platform.

He is industry agnostic with full command of Financial Engineering, Business Planning, Forecasting & Financial Modeling. Business Valuations of Start up, SME, Industrial Asset, Investment Vehicle, Financial Instrument as well as Term Sheet Structuring, Founder’s non-Dilution & Legal Engineering.

Akram holds a BBA from Al Akhawayn University in Finance, an MBA from Ecole des Ponts Business School, and is a CFA level 2.  He is a native Arabic and French speaker and fluent in English. Akram also speaks basic Spanish and Italian.


Dunia Consulting

Dunia Consulting Market Research:

With offices in the UAE and the United States, Dunia Frontier Consultants ( provides market research, financial advisory, fund raising, deal sourcing, and business development services to investors and corporations in the world’s most challenging emerging markets. Dunia provides competitive insights and ground-level information that allow our clients to mitigate risks, identify opportunities, and optimize decision-making.

Dunia has been operating in and reporting from the emerging and frontier markets for 7 years now, primarily at the intersection of financial advisory and market research services. The majority of our clients are regional PE funds, multinational corporations, or international investors investing and operating throughout the emerging and frontier markets. Our on-the-ground information collection and support network ranges through the value chain of a particular deal or transaction, (pre-exclusivity DD through post-deal milestone monitoring), and focuses on providing actionable information and capital raising support to corporations involved in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Edward B.

Edward B. - Hatch Executive COO, Dubai:

Edward is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience of leading and managing growth. As the Founder and CEO of he grew the company to over $30mm in sales with only $500,000 of angel investment. In 2012, he successfully sold his company to The Riverside Company for 14x EBITDA. Based in Dubai, Edward now provides SME and start-up consulting services for a broad range of clients, sharing the valuable expertise accumulated over a decade and a half at the helm of a successful software company.

What Edward can help you with?

- Startup company development and growth

- Business planning and strategy

- Business process improvement & automation

- Exit strategy and fundraising

- Employee Engagement and performance improvement


Katariina J.

Katariina J. - Hatch HR Specialist, London:

Katariina Jalas is a senior HR professional and an Executive Coach providing services to start-ups and small and medium sized businesses. Katariina has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources predominantly in the financial services sector, but including experience in the legal and rail sectors. She offers HR consultancy for start-ups (with specific experience of FinTech and HR tech start-ups) and she coaches clients (including founding teams) at various stages of their life and career, from a number of different industries. As an HR consultant, she helps companies build sustainable work cultures and people practices in order to facilitate growth. As a coach, Katariina is both pragmatic and thoughtful, and offers an opportunity for the client to explore work-related challenges alongside helping them fulfil more personal goals such as work/life balance, wellbeing and creativity. Katariina has an MBA from London Business School and an MA in languages from the University of Helsinki. She holds a Certificate in Counselling Skills and is an EMCC accredited Executive Coach (course accredited at Senior Practitioner level).

What can Katariina help you with?
- Setting up HR programmes (e.g. welling, pension, performance management, etc.)
- Resolving workplace conflict and building sustainable work cultures
- Coaching executive teams


Strategic Advisory Executive in Residence

Strategic Advisory Executive in Residence - Hatch Strategic Advisory Executive in Residence, New York:

For Strategic Advisory Services related to your Company's capital structure, entity structure, and strategic direction of your business, in the New York City area.


Lorraine B.

Lorraine B. - Hatch Executive Advisor, Dubai:

A senior UK qualified solicitor trained in the City of London. After working for well-known private practice law firms in the City, Lorraine became an in-house legal counsel, and has been working in house for some 10 years, in both the UK and the UAE. Lorraine has extensive experience in the practice areas of Corporate Commercial, TMT, Real Estate, Development and Hospitality. In her last two positions, Lorraine successfully started the legal function within each respective business, and went on to grow small team. Lorraine has worked across a number of different industries, with her most recent role within the manufacturing and trading industry. Lorraine provides succinct legal advice, and has previously provided legal services to the leisure industry, media and entertainment industry, telecommunications and technology sectors, having worked with the Saudi Telecoms Company (the largest telecoms provider in Saudi Arabia), and Hutchison 3G UK Limited, the pioneers of 3G mobile technology in the UK.



M-HQ - Hatch Partner, Dubai:

M-HQ is a multi-service platform catering to a broad spectrum of clients, from successful individuals to established multinationals.

The Firm’s offering is unique in the Middle East: a holistic and cross-disciplinary combination of a law firm’s specialist expertise, a regulatory and compliance services practice and a market-leading corporate services firm, all on a single platform.

Headquartered in the UAE, we are an entrepreneurial firm for entrepreneurial clients.


Neil G.

Neil G. - Hatch Executive CFO, Dubai:

Neil has had a successful career in finance and general management spanning more than 30 years.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, having trained with KPMG. He has a diverse sector and geographic experience which spans both SME and large corporations. Neil has operated at main board, divisional board and executive committee level for more than 25 years.
Throughout his 20 years at CFO level he has been recognized both for his strong financial technical skills as well as his grasp of the strategic and commercial aspects of the businesses with whom he worked. He prides himself on adopting an energetic yet structured approach to bringing about change, enabling him to quickly add value in any situation.
Neil also has extensive M&A experience including business acquisitions and disposals, leading a management buy-in and twice leading the process of bringing in institutional investors. He has experience of the tax and regulatory regimes of numerous countries across the globe and has more than 15 years’ experience of leading the management of treasury and banking relations.
A UK citizen, Neil has lived in five countries and has experience of doing business in numerous others.



rethink - Hatch Partner, Dubai:

Re/think is a boutique outsource service company providing client focused accounting, audit, compliance, human resource, payroll and business advisory services. We specialize in assisting SME clients with cost-effective, high quality services and solutions. We create value by investing in highly qualified and motivated people, and working closely with leading industry partners to provide our clients a one stop shop for all of their business support.
Our top priority is to look after the long term interest of our clients by implementing best practice cost-effective strategies to move their business forward. We do not aim to just satisfy our client. We strive to delight our clients.


Shawn M.

Shawn M. - Hatch Executive COO, San Francisco:

Shawn Murphy is a strategic consultant and mentor to high growth businesses ranging from small enterprises to large corporations. Shawn has advised various commercial and non-profit businesses around the world as they strive to achieve growth, create value, build scale, diversify product/revenue streams, reach profitability and gain competitive advantage while ensuring the mission of the business remains in focus.

Previously as Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, Shawn ran large teams across strategy, sales and business development, products and platforms, risk analysis and talent management.
She has more than 15 years experience in driving operational performance and leading high performing teams as well as having spearheaded several change management initiatives across Europe, Asia and Australia.

As a founding member and leader of the Microfinance Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley, Shawn advised microfinance institutions across multiple continents on how to access capital, capacity building, geographic expansion, changing regulations, mergers, acquisitions, etc.

Shawn greatly enjoys finding solutions to unique challenges to enable organizations to reach their short and long-term objectives.

Shawn holds a MBA from London Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College University. She currently lives in San Francisco.


Christiane S.

Christiane S. - Hatch Executive CFO, Dubai:

Corporate CFO, Finance Specialist and Turnaround Expert. Christiane has helped a Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia grow from 500 to 1000 employees in two years, has financed “un-financable businesses” and worked with a number of companies to increase performance.

Christiane works extensively with the Dubai-based entrepreneurial community, hosts speakers series and events, and aligns her incentives to those of the venture-stage entity managers.


Kevin R.

Kevin R. - Hatch Executive CFO, New York:

Kevin is currently the founder of a leading provider of outsourced, part-time and project-based CFO services to both small and mid-sized businesses. By combining the experiences of running mid-size businesses with the technical expertise of a Wall Street investment bank, Kevin's firm provides companies access to the highest quality of financial advice and project completion, when needed. Kevin previously served as Chief Financial Officer of a Nashville-based spirits company. In his role he helped create and build the financial and accounting processes for the company, grew the company from sales in 1 state to 24, and positioned it for its eventual sale. Kevin was previously a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking (NYC). While at Morgan Stanley he led analysis and managed the execution of multiple M&A, Equity and Debt transactions across the Natural Resources and Basic Materials industries. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kevin began his financial career at BlackRock Asset Management, working on portfolio analytics desk. Mr. Rogus received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Harvard College.


Alexandre de

Alexandre de - Hatch Executive CFO, Dubai:

Alexandre is the Founder and Managing Director of a Financial Advisory & Interim Management firm operating from the United Arab Emirates. Alexandre is a seasoned Finance Executive with over 20 years of experience in Emerging Markets and Europe. He has well-balanced set of finance and operational skills in growing markets as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to senior sales management. He has wide experience in corporate finance, business controlling, financial planning analysis and deal management with a strong expertise on as-a-service deals.

He has also a strong commercial insight and proven track record in implementing process improvements and transformation to drive efficiency, profitability and growth. Alexandre has an Executive MBA from the London Business School. He is fluent in English and French.


Alex B.

Alex B. - Hatch CMO, New York:

From entrepreneurs to large corporate clients, Alex empowers business growth. Alex is the Founder & CEO of an exclusive, invite-only event series and private club for Entrepreneurs and Leaders. Alex also currently serves at Partner/Manager on an advertising company's business development team. Alex has recently been an Instructor and Expert In Residence at General Assembly for the Business Fundamentals and Tactics course. Alex previously served as VP Strategic Partnerships at a media company, where Alex developed and managed key client, partner, investor, and M&A relationships for the fast growing advertising technology business in New York City and Columbus, OH. He is still a shareholder and part-owner.


Matthias E.

Matthias E. - Hatch Executive CFO/COO, Dubai:

Matthias is an entrepreneurial manager and investment professional, is highly organized and is a decisive administrator. Matthias has 25 years of experience in general and financial management, start-ups, operational management, turn-around situations, winding-down and bankruptcy. He has experience with family offices, private equity funds and corporate board roles in Europe, US, South America, Middle East and Asia. He is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Slovene and has a Masters in Economics and undergraduate degree from Germany.


Patrick C.

Patrick C. - Hatch Executive Coach, Dubai:

Patrick is a seasoned professional coach who combines his 10 years spent in the high-tech industry with his 8 years in the professional development arena to best serve his clients which include executives from large corporations as well as business owners from small structures. He partners with them so that they achieve more, lead authentically from the inside out, make better decisions, communicate effectively & influence positively, develop talents and learn how to engage gracefully in confrontational conversations. As a result, they feel energized, more confident, more focused having clarity about next steps; in a nutshell they feel more alive, daring & empowered.
Patrick holds a Centrale Engineering Diploma, a Master of Science from UT Texas at Austin and an MBA from HEC Paris.

Patrick is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is a member of the ICF. He was trained by two organizations: “Académie du Coaching” (France) and “Coach U” (USA). He is also an MBTI certified practitioner (level 1) and is a Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. He also includes in his practice Non Violent Communication principles.


Peter S.

Peter S. - Hatch Executive CFO, New York:

Peter has spent his career in the asset management business as an investor and entrepreneur. His experience includes building the operations of investment management firms and managing capital for institutions and high-net-worth families. Specific areas of expertise include start-up processes, operations, compliance, investment analysis, and portfolio management.
Peter was the founder of and General Partner to an event-driven, special situations fund. He also co-founded a long/short strategy which he co-managed through an investment partnership and separately managed accounts. Additionally, he has launched family offices for retired private investors, for whom he has overseen both business and investment activities.
Prior to forming these funds, Peter was an associate portfolio manager with Credit Suisse Asset Management. Previously, Peter worked at Oscar Capital Management, LLC, building its wealth management business, which was subsequently acquired by Neuberger Berman. His experience also includes a position as a compliance examiner with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Investment Management Division in New York. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. Mr. Scheier received his MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in finance from SUNY Albany.


Sean H.

Sean H. - Hatch Executive CFO/COO, Houston & Seattle:

Sean currently advises growing companies in the Seattle technology and Dallas/Houston energy markets. After working in the Middle East for 8+ years in the energy and defense sector, Sean recently returned to the US to shift focus on advising and getting involved in young companies to pass on critical lessons learned through 17+ years of international business. Sean began his capital market experience at Merrill Lynch. There, he assisted on debt and equity financing efforts for companies in the telecom and oilfield services industries. His international deal experience includes total transactions worth over $7 billion. Prior to his experience at Merrill Lynch, Sean was a Captain in the United States Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne & 1st Armored Divisions in Germany, Bosnia, & Iraq. Sean also currently advises an early stage investment group open to Harvard Alumni in select sectors from early to late stage financing opportunities. Sean graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Civil Engineering, and received an MA in Mathematics, from Harvard University.


Steven J.

Steven J. - Hatch Senior CFO, New York:

Steven is a CPA with a background as a Controller at a privately held information technology company and has over seven years of experience at a large public accounting firm. During his years in public accounting he provided both consulting and assurance services. Steven has worked with companies in the public and private sector doing business in a variety of industries including manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, and not-for-profit. Steven is highly experienced with financial statements prepared under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as process controls compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). As a Controller, Steven's responsibilities included process management, preparation of budgets, internal and external financial reporting, and treasury management. Steven is also experienced with business development planning, financial modeling, product profitability modeling, and data analysis.


Shawn O.

Shawn O. - Hatch Executive COO/CFO, Washington DC:

Shawn graduated from the United States Military Academy with a BS degree in Computer Science. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law. Shawn currently serves on the Board Advisors for an artificial intelligence company which operates at the nexus of people, process, technology and data. He is also an Angel investor in four separate U.S companies. Shawn is an entrepreneur and business executive with over a 20 year career with broad industry experience with the military, government, non-profit and commercial sectors, with a consistent focus on technology, supply chain management and executive strategy and leadership consulting.


Todd O.

Todd O. - Hatch Executive CTO, New York & Philadelphia:

Todd has over 20 years hands-on experience in technology development, implementation and operations. He is the primary inventor on patents in the areas of Digital Rights Management, Distributed Content Delivery and Caching, and Direct Marketing.

A serial entrepreneur, he has founded technology companies in the areas of: digital content and distribution; mobile gaming technology; and direct marketing. In addition, he was also on the founding teams at companies in virtual currency and crowd-funding for K-12 educational projects.

In addition to founding and raising capital for his own companies, Todd has been mentoring founders and first-time entrepreneurs for over 15 years. He has been providing early stage guidance to startups in LA, NY, Silicon Valley, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Japan.

Todd started his career in the entertainment industry where he worked in digital distribution, visual effects, CGI and computer animation. Throughout his career, he served in executive management and senior technology roles at Sony Pictures, Silicon Graphics, and George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic. Some of his notable projects and clients include: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Godzilla, Star Trek, Contact, Stuart Little, Starship Troopers, CNN, NBS News, CBS Sports / NFL, and Viacom. Todd holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.