7 Questions with leaders of small and medium enterprises
Read insights and thoughts from leaders of small and medium enterprises around the world.
Thank you to the amazing leaders of SMEs who have answered our 7 questions so far, we hope you find their answers helpful for you in your leadership journey!
7 Questions with Serena Houlihan
Name: Serena Houlihan
Current title: Co-Founder & CEO
Current organisation: Le Wren
Serena Roberts Houlihan, Co-Founder & CEO of Le Wren, is a retail executive turned entrepreneur. After graduating from Brown University, she honed her merchandising and buying skills at Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach and Gap. She lost her mother to Glioblastoma in 2009. She now resides in Houston, TX with her husband and three small children while following her dream of building a mission-led retail company.
7 Questions with Nicholas Ntovas
Name: Nicholas Ntovas
Current title: CEO
Current organisation: Trainnect
Say hi to the rare breed of business makers generally known as entrepreneurs. Company-building transitions the organization from a startup to a mature company focused on executing a validated model. Creating or recreating a company requires people who are comfortable with change, chaos, and learning from failure and are at ease working in risky, unstable situations without a roadmap.
Open to learning and discovery—highly curious, inquisitive, and creative. Eager to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Agile enough to deal with daily change and operating “without a map.” Readily able to wear multiple hats, often on the same day, and comfortable celebrating failure when it leads to learning and iteration.
That’s me in a few words. Stay tuned for my next adventure that will change the training industry for good….
7 Questions with Abhishek Tyagi
Name: Abhishek Tyagi
Current title: CEO
Current organisation: AnyTechTrial.Com
Founder & CEO: #AnyTechTrial- A Global SAAS Marketplace | Founder: #ValueProspect- Leading Tech BTL Agency APAC | Chairman: #ATVentures- Diversified Portfolio (Technology R&D)
Industrious with extensive experience in strategy formulation, client relationship management and change management.
Determined and responsible CEO with more than 10+ years of learning experience in cross domain functionalities while working with C level and Country head executives of many Fortune 500 organisations. Effectively managed all financial, personnel and operational facets with strong project management and decision-making skills while Promoting culture of continuous improvement.
A deal maker with voice of customer at heart
7 Questions with Felix Ortega
Name: Felix Ortega
Current title: CEO
Current organisation: Barcelona Activa
Félix Ortega is CEO of Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of Barcelona City Council responsible for boosting the local economy through the creation of start-ups, the promotion of talent, the fostering of quality employment and the training of the citizenship and productive sectors. Ortega has extensive experience in the public sector, having held positions such as Manager of Enterprise, Culture and Innovation of Barcelona City Council, or Director of Economic Promotion for El Prat de Llobregat City Council.
7 Questions with Kon Stoilas
Name: Kon Stoilas
Current title: OD and Learning Mgr
Current organisation: WISE Employment
My mission is to spark people to perform at their best. I am known for my inspiring approach that empowers leaders and teams to embrace their development, grow and nurture talent and apply creativity, innovation and continuous improvement in everything they do.
My 23 years experience is grounded in the competing realities of the workplace and the challenges of ever-changing environments . Specialised expertise in continuous improvement, talent & succession development, design thinking, coaching & facilitation, leadership & culture, L&D, digital technology and transformational change.
7 Questions with Anya Razina
Name: Anya Razina
Current title: Head of Influencer Marketing
Current organisation: Restream
Anya Razina is Head of Influencer Marketing at Restream.io.
Restream makes it easy to create professional and branded live videos for social media and send them to 30+ channels at once.
Anya is a virtual event speaker, Evangelist of Restream Live Studio, and a live show host. She manages a family of over 500 opinion leaders, including Niel Patel, Kim Garst, Live Streaming Pros, and more.
7 Questions with Amy B Rosen
Name: Amy B Rosen
Current title: President
Current organisation: Amy Rosen PR
As a seasoned communications strategist, Amy Rosen has created engaging media campaigns for many of the world’s most beloved and trusted brands including Apple, Proctor and Gamble, General Motors, IBM and Starwood Resorts and Hotels. Rosen has represented clients in technology, fashion, hospitality, packaged goods, food, health and wellness, entertainment, beauty, sports, automotive and financial services. She is passionate about the power of earned media to influence behavior, impact the intersection of brand and corporate reputation and drive real business value for her clients.
7 Questions with John Hernandez
Name: John Hernandez
Current title: Editor-in-Chief, Digital Content Strategy
Current organisation: ALM
Through in-depth study of performance metrics and analysis, I am responsible for the development of digital strategies to maximize web traffic, deepen audience engagement and monetize digital products.
7 Questions with Michael Korkia
Name: Michael Korkia
Current title: Head of Marketing
Current organisation: Taxfix GmbH
Originally from Georgia, but currently British citizen. Started a marketing career with smaller jobs back in Georgia, but after graduating from Coventry University MA Advertising and Marketing started working at Hotels.com in London in 2010 as a marketing assistant. Worked almost 8 years at Hotels.com marketing team developing Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa along with scaling further DACH and Scandinavian regions working myself up to Snr. Marketing Manager.
In 2018 started working for Guestready as a Head of Marketing and drove their growth for next year before joining Taxfix at the end of 2018. At Taxfix had been building a marketing team and driving all things marketing for the company for the last 2.5 years achieving 3-digit growth in each season and leading expansion into new markets for Taxfix. This is where I am at now.
7 Questions with Nicole Stirling
Name: Nicole Stirling
Current title: Marketing Consultant
Current organisation: Stirling Marketing
A B2B marketing leader with 15+ years’ experience working for technology companies, Sitecore, Acquia and TechnologyOne across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Japan. Nicole is now helping tech start ups and scale ups around the world to grow their revenue through marketing.
As a marketing consultant, Nicole develops and executes go-to-market strategies within tight budgets that drive demand, build pipeline, grow revenue, and enhance the company’s brand.
7 Questions with Yasser Alobaidan
Name: Yasser Alobaidan
Current title: CEO
Current organisation: Jawraa
Yasser Alobaidan is a visionary leader who connects industries through digitization and leverages digital disruption to transform how governments and industries function. In his current role as Founder and CEO of Jawraa, Yasser directs the company’s operations, including its subsidiaries and each of its five business units. Under his leadership, Jawraa received Saudi Arabia’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license, securing its position as an industry pioneer. Yasser is the architect behind the company’s continuing expansion with long-term projects across the public and private sectors.