Manuel is responsible for the business strategy, competitive dynamics, and go-to-market approaches of Senoma Group's clients. Prior to Senoma Group, he led Qualcomm's Corporate New Business Development team chartered with corporate development roles including partnerships, licensing and M&A. Manuel has a solid track record in business development, strategy, and product management at both start-ups and established companies including CardioNet (IPO in 2008) and NetworkCar (now Hughes Telematics). A former management consultant at McKinsey & Co., he is a graduate of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he received an MBA and a MS in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Systems Engineering from MIT.
Oliver is responsible for the technical evaluation of target investment sectors and the technology strategy, technical architecture and IPR analysis of Senoma Group's clients. Prior to Senoma Group he was the technical lead of Qualcomm's Corporate New Business Development team responsible for technical strategy development, technology evaluation, and technical IPR assessment for the team's partnerships, licensing & M&A activities. Oliver has a solid track record as a thought leader in a variety of engineering, product management, and business development roles including product architect of the first commercial HTML5-based in-vehicle infotainment platform commisioned by Porsche AG, technical lead for mobile payments, smartgrid & EV-integration, security and DRM for Qualcomm's chipset products, and technical lead in the teams that developed 3G air interfaces and specifications. He is a graduate of Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany where he received a BS and an MS in Physics & Computer Science.
Ben is responsible for the deal structure, financial modeling, and operational strategy and analysis of Senoma Group's clients. Prior to Senoma Group, he was a Vice President at Sorenson Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah with investment funds in excess of $650M. While at Sorenson, he was the Performance Group lead for a variety of acquisitions and buy-outs totaling over $200M. Ben started his career in M&A, finance and as Managing Director, Japan for Cabot, a leading materials company, where he led Cabot Supermetals operations in Asia Pacific after leading Cabot's acquisition of the Japanese entity. He is a graduate of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he received an MBA and an MS in Materials Science and Engineering. He also holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University.