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Expert in Water Engineering (Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Water/ Sanitation Infrastructure

Expert ID: 736398 California, USA

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He is an experienced entrepreneur and consultant who helps early-stage startups and investors develop partnerships, enter new markets, and align stakeholders in complicated situations. He is especially focused on sustainability and ESG.

Skills & Interests
Computer Software: SQL, Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, Salesforce, Hubspot

Available for panels, in depth interviews, and surveys only.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: B.S.E., summa cum laude Subject: Mechanical Engineering and Economics Institution: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Committee Member, COVID-19 Call to Action Department: Responsibilities: • Co-founded and led initiative to identify, incubate, and amplify engineering ideas to fight COVID-19
• Co-managed team of 30+ student and professional volunteers who screened over 700 ideas and mentored team leaders
• Managed complex domestic and international stakeholder relationships across the Academy, universities, the private sector, and government agencies
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-Founder, Chairman Department: Responsibilities: • Co-founded a water engineering and environmental consulting company specializing in design, construction, and ongoing maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure in post-conflict emerging markets
• Completed several dozen site visits, technical projects, and community assessments for and in cooperation with the public sector, non-governmental entities, and private sector clients in hospitality, education, real estate, and agricultural sectors in multiple countries in East and Central Africa
• Advised clients on sustainable water use, ensuring the longevity and long-term resilience of their projects
• Grew company and developed ongoing partnerships with multiple international clients by becoming the first East African Associate of the Inogen Alliance, a global alliance of engineering and consulting companies that support multinationals, governments, and international finance institutions in environmental engineering, health, safety, sustainability, and transactional due diligence projects
• Led Agriculture Working Group within Inogen and built a team of representatives from Associates around the world.
• Successfully built and managed a multilingual, multicultural team of flexible and permanent staff that combined local knowledge with international best practices
Years: 2012 to 2017 Employer: Yext, Inc. Title: Analyst Department: Responsibilities: • Drove thousands of qualified leads every week by conducting extensive online marketing for the Small & Medium Business channel, including media buys, A/B tests, email marketing, display ad buys, paid search campaigns, and creative design
• Supported other marketing programs, including editing whitepapers, advising social media campaigns, brainstorming content for the website, and assisting at our first-ever user conference
• Helped with annual business planning and modeled out projected expenses for dozens of ongoing partnerships
• Collaborated closely with legal, finance, strategy, and marketing departments to audit, catalog, and renegotiate dozens of affiliate marketing contracts, saving $500K/year
• Worked with our engineering teams to identify and fix problems with in-house marketing automation software, improving team efficiency and saving hundreds of hours of work
• Implemented a new Email Service Provider, replacing eleven others and saving significant engineering time
• Tracked performance of new website and other marketing initiatives and produced weekly dashboards for executives
• Helped implement and manage Hubspot – Salesforce integration and other MarTech systems as part of Marketing Operations function

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Turkish Intermediate
Spanish Elementary
French Elementary

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