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Partnership Network

Advisory 

Michael Kaplan is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

With a career spanning two decades in management consulting, Mr. Kaplan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our partnership network. He has offered support to mid-large scale business owners and executives seeking to thrive and innovate in their respective fields with focus on issues of strategy, market analysis, and capability development. 

 

Known for partnering with bold and determined leaders to deliver value. He has served companies around the world at the board and executive-committee levels across a diverse set of industries including real estate and financial services. Mr. Kaplan is passionate about his work and has built a trusted network of relationships over the years.

Mr. Kaplan holds a MBA in theological studies from Harvard University and a BA from Ohio State. He is fluent in English and conversant in Hebrew, Russian and Chinese.

ADASAKI Global Advisory operates under the Adasaki Partnership Network™, a global network of professionals working together across geographies,  to bring results. 

 

We are passionate believers in growth equals opportunity and pursue projects in which our extensive network and operational expertise can drive significant value. Our network size varies per assignment, operating in stealth, with no hierarchy.  

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Michael Kaplan

 
 
 
 

Susan Lauinger Hoffman

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Susan Lauinger Hoffman is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

Mrs. Hoffman has over 25 years of experience in private equity with an emphasis on wealth and asset management. Mrs. Hoffman is a partner at PIR Equities, an employee owned private equity firm with nearly $1 billion AUM. Prior to that, Mrs. Hoffman was a corporate associate and coordinator at the Blackstone Group and has broad experience advising on a wide range of matters for private and public companies. 

 

Mrs. Hoffman works with industry leaders on topics from improving operational effectiveness and efficiency to developing new growth strategies and evaluating potential acquisition targets. 

Mrs. Hoffman received her MBA in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Amy Hong

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Amy Hong is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

Ms. Hong has worked in the financial services industry in Asia for nearly 30 years. She started her career as an operating officer at HT Capital Management Hedge fund in Hong Kong. She later co-founded and led Sino Sheen Investment Group, a Hong Kong based investment firm focused on real estate and TMT assets, later acquired by Fidelity. Ms. Hong has been advising clients in Asia on due-diligence processes, developing financial plans and M&A opportunities.

 

Ms. Hong has extensive experience evaluating distressed assets, M&A transactions, including risk management, and performance management.

Ms. Hong holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton Graduate School of Business. 

Joseph Aaron Horowitz

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Joseph Aaron Horowitz is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

Mr. Horowitz brings nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services and real estate industry, as an investor and asset manager. Mr. Horowitz co-founded PIR Equities in 2008, an employee owned private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets. Before that, Mr. Horowitz held various roles at Goldman Sachs, focusing on real estate opportunities and investments. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Horowitz was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley as a senior analyst. 

 

A strong believer in synthesizing approaches, his technique and experience allows the firm to offer clients a great advantage.

 

Mr. Horowitz graduated from New York University (NYU) Stern Business School and received an MBA in Finance.

Bebo Kobo

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Bebo Kobo is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

A successful real-estate developer, Mr. Kobo has purchased, operated and developed real estate projects in the USA, Europe and Asia with over $2 billion in developments spanning a career of four decades.

 

Prior to joining the ADASAKI partnership network, Mr. Kobo was Founder and CEO at Camden Market Holdings, Stanley Sidings and the Stables Market Property Group, which through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages 9+ acres of freehold real estate properties in Camden Town, London UK. Iconic properties such as Camden Market, Stables Market, Camden Lock and Developments. Mr.Kobo purchased the properties through a series of acquisitions in 1992-1998 and was pivotal in establishing Camden Market as the 2nd largest tourist attraction in Europe with over 1000 vendors and 50 million visitors per annum. During his tenure Mr. Kobo had successfully achieved planning consent in Camden Town for the largest residential and commercial development facility to date. In 2014, a majority portion of Camden Market Holdings was acquired for $680 million.

 

Prior to his UK property activities, Mr. Kobo had owned and operated a similar project in Florida, the Opa Locka Flea Market, which had received accolade from the US House of Representatives for creating the most jobs in the state that year.

 

The Opa Locka project was acquired in 1990 for $90 million by Li Kai Shing. Mr. Kobo had also developed shopping centers and office buildings such as the Juewellenbeurs Exchange Building in Antwerpen Belgium, amongst other commercial and leusire developments currently under management in Notting Hill, London, Hong Kong and Israel.

 

Mr. Kobo assists select clients primarily in the real estate sector and is regarded a visionary in the field.

 

O.D. Kobo

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O.D. Kobo is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

An experienced entrepreneur with twenty-years of demonstrated history working in the financial services and technology industry. 

 

Mr. Kobo started his career in technology at the age of twenty-one and has achieved over $250 million in exits (1996-2010). He co-founded Hong Kong based pre-IPO investment firm SinoSheen Investments in 1998. In 2004, he co-founded KGIM, a China focused TMT venture group which led to several M&A activities as well as partnerships with the then Prime Minister of Qatar - HH Al Thani and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). KGIM was acquired by East River Capital for $120 million in 2010 and SinoSheen was acquired for $52 million in 2011. 

 

In 2007, with childhood friend Joseph Aaron Horowitz, Mr. Kobo co-founded PIR Equities (formerly 2C3i Capital), a private equity firm focused on opportunistic value based investing. During his tenure, PIR Equities secured three funds (the most recent €275M, PIR III in 2018) with over $900 AUM. PIR Equities manages a varied portfolio with holdings in property,  securities, and ownership in operating businesses. Mr. Kobo stepped down from an active role at PIR Equities in 2018.

 

Mr. Kobo was an executive director at family owned property group Camden Market Holdings and was an integral part in negotiating its sale in 2014 of $680 million to Lab Tech. Camden Market Holdings had owned and operated iconic properties such as Europe's 2nd largest tourist attraction Camden Market, Stables Market and Developments bringing over 42 million tourists per annum. The group was partnered with Elliot Bernerd of Chelsfield Partners and Richard Caring of Caprice Holdings (owners of Soho House, The Ivy, Annabel's, amongst others). 

 

A consummate deal-maker, Mr. Kobo is responsible for forming partnerships and has structured over $500 million in capital from some of the world’s most sophisticated business leaders including; Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (the former Prime Minister of Qatar), the Qatar Investment Authority (Qatar’s national wealth fund), businessman Roman Abramovich (of Millhouse Capital, Chelsea FC), Gee Roberson (the former Chairman of Geffen Records, manager of Kanye West), Teddy Sagi (of Playtech, SafeCharge, Labs), William Lei Ding (of Netease), Jack Ma (of Alibaba), Elliot Bernerd (of Chelsfield Partners), amongst others. 

 

Born in Hong Kong, educated in New York and London, and working globally, Mr. Kobo maintains a significant network of relationships. He advises clients on complex business practices, international expansion strategies, private placement, but shines in M&A assignments.​​ 

Studied Global Management at Regents Business School London and Finance at the London School of Economics.

 

Jeffrey Falczuk

Advisory

Jeffrey Falczuk is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

Mr. Falczuk is a partner of PIR Equities, an employee owned private equity investment firm with a portfolio in various industries mainly in real estate and ownership in operating businesses within the financial services sector. Before that, Mr. Falczuk was a senior analyst at Lazard, a merchant bank advising and investing across the financial services sector. While at Lazard, Mr. Falczuk worked on a variety of advisory transactions and investment opportunities. 

 

Mr. Falczuk is an expert in organization and performance improvement practices. He advises clients in the areas of organizational simplification, end to end process redesign, operations and zero based budgeting. Highly skilled in strategic sourcing initiatives, benchmarking, vendor rating and cost reduction programs.

Mr. Falczuk graduated with honors from Hunter College, receiving his B.A. in Economics with a secondary field in Business Administration.

 

Victor Hussein

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Vincent Hussein is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

With more than 10 years of global consulting experience, Mr. Hussein has a particular focus in private wealth management and retail banking. He has worked on a broad range of issues including corporate and business unit strategy, revenue enhancement, cost reduction, cost management, customer management and organization.

In addition, he has worked on multiple commercial due diligences with private equity firms across a broad range of financial services, retail and service businesses.

Mr. Hussein holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in from the University of Cambridge.

 

Grigory Bogomolov 

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Grigory Bogomolov is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

An expert in the energy and natural resources industry specializing in Oil & Gas. Based in Moscow, Mr. Bogomolov holds more than 20 years of management consulting experience. Throughout his consulting career, he has served clients across, Russia and the Middle East in the oil & gas, and finance industries. His work within each has emphasized strategy and sustainability. Prior to joining the ADASAKI partnership network he served as a senior executive in a large energy company in Russia with an outpost in the UK.

Mr. Bogomolov holds a PhD in energy and environmental policy from Moscow University, as well as both master's and bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering.

 

Katya Popov

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Katya Popov is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

With over 12 years of experience advising clients in the field of energy & natural resources, as well as the chemicals sector. Ms. Popov holds deep expertise in strategy and organization design. Additional core capabilities include alignment, functional operating model and business unit strategy. Prior to joining ADASAKI partnership network, Ms. Popov held positions within other top consulting firms in Europe and Russia.

Ms. Popov holds a master's degrees in economics from Saint Petersburg University.

 

Joseph Bracha 

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Joseph Bracha is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

Mr. Bracha brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the consumer products sector. He is an calming and wise voice, helping clients with unit strategy, manufacturing plans, logistics and distribution for leading businesses in the apparel, food & beverages, personal care, and durables. He has worked on manufacturing programs helping clients enter new categories and geographies, develop new brands and enhancing capabilities. He has great experience working in the Far East with over two decades of relationships in various manufacturing markets.

Mr. Bracha was an officer in the IDF Computer Division he later received an MBA from Tel Aviv University and also holds a graduate degree in  Economics from Bar Ilan University.

 

Lior Rahamim

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Lior Rahamim is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

A results driven senior accounting and financial services executive with more than 25 years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within startups and financial institutions. 

 

Mr. Rahamim started his fascination with technology companies while as CFO at Giza Venture Capital – one of the first venture capital firms in Israel with over $600 million under management at its peak. Before that, Mr. Rahamim was a director at PwC Israel, where he worked closely with clients providing financial services and consulting. He has experience advising on a broad range of experience, including working with private companies, financial institutions and large multinational companies. His work to date has included advising multiple startups, performing complex due diligence, forensic accounting and providing interim CFO services to select companies. Mr. Rahamim has been active in the technology sector, advising clients on financial perspectives, business models, online marketing, statistics as well as overall operational strategies.  Overseeing and advising companies operating in Israel, USA and China.

 

Mr. Rahamim holds a BA in Accounting, Statistics and Operations Research from the Tel-Aviv University in Israel, and an LLM in Law from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He is a certified public accountant.

 

Prisha Anand 

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Prisha Anand is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

A key member of our technology, media and telecommunications practices. Prisha has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience. Her expertise spans multiple sectors, including consumer wireless services, enterprise telecom, fixed line, telecom infrastructure, handsets and devices, communication equipment and IT services across a range of functional areas including corporate and growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs and divestitures, customer strategy and retention, sales force effectiveness, operations and outsourcing.

Prior to joining ADASAKI, Prisha worked with a global consulting firm and a large Indian conglomerate in their consumer goods business.

Prisha earned an MBA from IIM Calcutta and holds a graduate degree in BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Delhi University

 

Jodie Kroll

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Jodie Kroll is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

Ms. Kroll has more than 10 years of consulting experience in a broad range of industrial sectors, including energy & environment, infrastructure, and business services . She has served clients in the rapidly growing areas of energy efficiency, smart power, energy storage and the circular economy.

Ms. Kroll assists clients in defining their strategy and identifying the principal operational and organizational levers for success. She regularly provides strategic advice around the role of technology and the digital economy in accelerating change.

 

Ms. Kroll holds  a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD.

 

Ido Lev

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Ido Lev is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Lev has broad experience across the media and entertainment industry, including content businesses (film, TV, etc) and aggregation / distribution platforms (cable, satellite, Internet, home video, wireless). He has held leadership positions in various production companies and cinema chain businesses. 

 

Mr. Lev has worked with top executives across the full spectrum of media industries, from content producers and studios, to programmers and networks, publishing, distributors, media retailers and new media and media services. His experience includes the development of corporate and growth strategies, M&A strategies and merger integration, new product campaigns, marketing strategies and turnarounds.

 

Mr. Lev studied film at UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, as well as Business Administration at the Open University in Israel. 

 

Jordan Tanner

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Jordan Tanner is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network.

 

Jordan Tanner was born and raised in London, England, and has had a lifelong passion for technology, product development and thoughtful innovation. Mr. Tanner started his career in the public sector as a Project Manager for the UK Learning and Skills Council, teaching computer skills to England's youth to ensure a more digitally prepared workforce.

 

In 2008, Jordan joined Facebook in the content department and later moved to Universal Music Group assisting the entertainment conglomerate with their digital efforts and online artist management. In 2017, Mr. Tanner linked up with former colleagues and co-founded GiveHope, an online donation platform helping people raise money for personal causes and life events. A long time blockchain advocate, Mr. Tanner sits on the Advisory board at Bluecoat an intellectual rights management software, alongside notable investors from the media industry. He had co-founded popular social media app Pheed (acquired by Mobli Media and American Movil for $40 million in 2014) as well as Music Messenger with a combined total of 20 million active monthly users.

 

At Adasaki, Mr. Tanner is responsible for advising clients on their overall digital brand identity, and infused go to market strategy. 

 

Lee O'Donovan

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Lee O'Donovan is a member of the ADASAKI Partnership Network

 

Lee O'Donovan is an accomplished executive with over twenty-years of experience across the technology, telecommunications, health and biotech sectors.

 

Prior to joining the team at Adasaki, Lee was Head of Connectivity at Vodafone (VOD.L) and was an integral part of the team when they created and launched Vodafone's 3G network in twenty-six countries. Later, Lee joined the team at Google to help set-up the first consumer products group in Europe as they grew out their marketing and consumer products portfolio. Under Lee's leadership consumer products portfolio delivered advertising and partnership revenues of over $700M per annum.

 

At Adasaki, Lee works with family offices and select clients across the healthcare industry including biotechnology.  He holds deep expertise in topics related to corporate and business unit strategy, organizational effectiveness, operating model, portfolio strategy, enterprise strategy and clinical trial strategy.

 

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