.Lev Slavin is the founder and head of Venturesome Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that converts messy data into clear and actionable insights for investors, board members, and senior management. Lev’s work builds on 1½ decades of experience as a market research, analytics, strategy, and corporate finance expert for startups, not-for-profits, and Fortune 100 companies in industries ranging from healthcare to financial services to education. In his consulting work, Lev focuses on building tools and processes that facilitate the fact-based decision making, strategic planning, and financial management necessary to a company’s successful development. His financial models have helped several early-stage companies credibly convey the value of their business and raise millions of dollars from investors. He was instrumental in developing strategic plans and financial management tools for the turnaround and expansion of a Middle Eastern retailer, a multinational manufacturing firm, and a nationwide logistics company. He has designed, analyzed, and clearly communicated the results of customer satisfaction surveys for a $1B healthcare organization. Clients include Surgical Care Affiliates, One Spark, Pangea Payments, ThinkCERCA, Accretive Health, and Ammeraal Beltech. In his teaching roles, Lev has led workshops at startup incubators and coached teams in several entrepreneurial competitions. He has worked hands-on with students as a teaching assistant in finance and entrepreneurship courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he collaborated closely with faculty on the design and delivery of an innovative e-learning course that is a capstone in the Executive MBA program, intended to integrate concepts from the entire curriculum. Most recently, he lectured at a workshop on business resiliency at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.Lev holds a BS with honors from the University of Florida, with a concentration in Finance, and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, General Management, Organizational Behavior, and Economics. Lev, his wife, and their 2 cats live in the Chicago suburbs.
.Dana Damyen is a successful finance and accounting professional with CFO experience who is highly adept at transforming inefficient operations into positive financial flows for companies with $5M-$12B in annual revenues. Dana has extensive global corporate and private equity experience, significant M&A advisory experience with Big Four firms, and considerable experience leading IT automation projects. She is an outstanding creative trouble shooter who focuses on solutions and is known for fixing and building accounting, finance and business analysis systems, processes and controls. She holds a BS with highest honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a concentration in Accountancy, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Strategic Management. She is also a CPA. Dana is based in Chicago, IL.
.Jason Parry has more than twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, and business consultant. He has been a strategic advisor to businesses in many industries ranging from start-ups to publicly traded conglomerates. Jason has worked with such companies as The North Highland Company, CSX Transportation, Vistakon Johnson & Johnson, and Lloyd’s of London. He also serves as the market research lead for the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, providing client companies with the competitive intelligence that they need to assess market conditions and establish a strategic course to successfully grow their business. Jason received a BS from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of North Florida. He is based in Jacksonville, FL.
.Alex Vayner is a strategy and analytics executive with exceptional management, analytical, and strategic planning skills honed over a decade of progressive leadership experience in the management consulting, financial services and e-commerce arenas. Alex is a highly skilled project manager and resourceful leader adept at identifying growth opportunities, defining success strategies and implementing solutions, with a demonstrated ability to build new service offerings and manage high performance project teams. He has significant expertise in leveraging data and quantitative methods to establish business intelligence systems and generate data-driven actionable insights. Alex holds a BS magna cum laude in Mathematics from the University of Florida, and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is based in Atlanta, GA.
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