A computer scientist by training and entrepreneur by choice, Wael knows what it means to wear multiple hats. From being CEO of his own company to COO and President of his acquirer, Wael has an innate understanding of what it means to take an idea from inception to global scale. Wael brings decades of experience working in Information Technology and Cybersecurity but his true passion lies in supporting entrepreneurs create jobs and change their communities.
"Entrepreneurial path is full of uncertainty: pursue with sincerity, surround yourself with those who share your dream, and be patient until you realize your true potential."
With a foundation in psychology and years of brand marketing experience, Jonathan brings to his investments a deep curiosity to better understand customer behavior. As the founding CEO of his own company, Jonathan learned that the road to entrepreneurial success requires trial-and-error. He believes that a transparent, open, and collaborative partnership—where both parties can voice their ideas (no matter how seemingly ridiculous)—is the first step to figuring it all out.
"I look for founders who are humble enough to know that they don’t have all the answers, yet bold enough to think they can change the world."
An expert in people and operations, Keith brings years of experience in change management, leadership development, and organizational design. Keith has developed a keen eye for ensuring the right people with the right resources – from leadership to execution – are aligned to best serve their customers. He believes strategic partnerships start with a mutual desire to keep learning and are sustained by earning trust.
"I believe empathy is powerful and key to growth and transformation for any company."
With a business and software development background, Partha can quickly grasp the nature of a startup’s offering and help it scale. At Trend Micro, Partha was responsible for global channels, business and corporate development. He brings decades of experience in Information Technology and Cybersecurity and is our team expert in leveraging key ecosystem partners and optimizing channels. He’s passionate about purposeful technologies that solve big problems and help users reach their goals more efficiently.
"I’m excited to connect the dots and help bring the multiplier effect into a business."
With a diverse background in business development, finance, and operations, Antonio brings years of experience supporting companies of all sizes, from early startups to Fortune 500s. Antonio has served globally in public and private sectors and is our team expert on international regulations impacting today’s business climate. He is passionate about helping businesses grow with a strategic and multidisciplinary approach.
"I firmly believe that today's business complexity requires rapid learning and open-mindedness to explore beyond just the business itself."
With a background in Computer Science, Glenn brings a love of all things technology to the Trend Forward team. With over 30 years of experience in research and development, management, intellectual property consulting, and technology M&A, Glenn is able to provide invaluable expertise to our portfolio companies. His untethered curiosity helps the team quickly dive into new uncharted waters alongside the entrepreneurs.
"Knowledge can be used in many ways to make the world a better place."
Allia is passionate about disruptive technologies that help make the world more inclusive, connected, and equitable. A salesperson by training, she brings a strong background in international business and finance. Allia believes an obsession with the customer—not just the competition—should drive business development. She is eager to collaborate with entrepreneurs and build a strong relationship outside of the formal fundraising process.
"I’m excited to partner with entrepreneurs that have a contagious spirit and passion for their company, product and team."
Keegan’s background in business, finance, and technology makes him our team expert in all things fintech. With prior experience in investment banking and venture capital, Keegan can provide critical analytical insights to our team. Keegan is passionate about startups working to improve people’s lives and is eager to connect with energetic entrepreneurs.
"I believe building strong relationships are a key factor in the success of any company."