Here is a collection of endorsements and recommendations for our services.

Chris beare, chairman, cohda wireless

"We asked Ahmet to review where Coda Wireless stood in the industry and what we should do to maximise our strategic position. Ahmet met extensively with all our stakeholders and brought a large number of recommendations to the Board. He did this in an integrated way with management and the Board, the thinking was deep, the insights perceptive, and he brought people on the journey with him. We'll implement most of what he suggested, we'd use him again and recommend him strongly for small fast growing global tech companies like us."

 

George pavlov, general partner, tallwood VC

"Ahmet was brought in to help with strategy, product definition, go to market and engagement with lighthouse customers. He worked effectively with and through the team to build a new business plan, helped the company deliver a set of differentiated products and initial traction with customers. Ahmet also played a key role guiding the company through the approach by several buyers through the ultimate sale of the company to NXP. Ahmet played a pivotal role from beginning to end. I would not hesitate to work with Ahmet again."

 

paul gray, ceo of cohda wireless

"Ahmet led a three month strategic review for Cohda. He not only helped us review our current business, but also provided invaluable insights into operations and helped us uncover some new markets for our products."

 

Kanwar Chadha, founder of sirf technology, CMO of csr plc

“I had the pleasure to work with Ahmet at SiRF/CSR and Intel. Ahmet is a seasoned business and marketing executive who combines an open mind with a thorough process methodology to tackle challenging business issues. He is customer focused, very hard working and results driven leader with excellent people management skills. At both SiRF and CSR (post CSR-SiRF merger), Ahmet was able to take increasingly challenging assignments and deliver. With his breadth of experience and skill set, Ahmet will be a great asset to any organization. I would work with him again without hesitation.”

 

chuck erickson, managing director, software business cluster

"Ahmet is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur! He is a very focused, dedicated individual - very smart, very imaginative, technically competent, willing to do what it takes to achieve success. He is friendly, compassionate, great sense of humor, and not given to negative thought. I have thoroughly enjoyed the 3+ years we have worked together."

 

ziya boyacigiller, investor, mentor, entrepreneur,professor

"Ahmet is a creative and experienced professional, who can both contribute to create opportunities, as well as execute to get results. He will find a way to get results, however challenging they may be. I would not hesitate to work with him again in the future, and strongly recommend him for any company looking for a strong leader."

 

rob brittain, director of business finance, automotive business group, csr plc

"Ahmet led our management team with commitment, energy and focus as we built an Automotive Business Unit after the CSR merger with SiRF Technologies. Under his leadership we grew revenue by >20%, grew gross margins and strengthened our competitive positioning with a platform focused strategy that was later adopted across CSR’s Business Units. 

Ahmet is never afraid to ask difficult questions and constantly challenges people, processes, strategies and customers in search of excellence and differentiation. 

It was great to be part of Ahmet’s management team and I would not hesitate to work with him again. I fully endorse his capabilities to companies who are challenging their strategic direction and looking to drive innovation."

 

ivo bolsens, svp, xilinx

"I have used Ahmet's talent and insights for several projects in the context of business development and strategy planning. He has an excellent work ethic. He has deep insights in the business. He is passionate about his work and delivers high quality results. His communications skills are excellent and he integrates into the team very easily."

 

Kurt taylor, managing partner, wilson marshall & taylor

"I have worked with Ahmet in number of capacities over the past 7 years. He has broad experience and a diverse skill set that enable him to rapidly move projects out of the lab and into the customer’s hands."

 

gordon brebner, distinguished engineer, xilinx labs

"Ahmet has a wealth of business experience, and has a distinctive talent in focusing this experience for maximum impact on the particular issues of his client. He quickly engages with the whole context of a project, and then is particularly effective in asking the right questions to prompt his client to think in appropriate directions. The result is fast progress and on-time delivery of impressive results."

 

ates gurcan, Vp & cto, decicon inc.

"Ahmet is a clear and strategic thinker with a strong background in business and technology. I have been very impressed with his ability to quickly understand our present situation and help us structure and implement the plan necessary for the growth of our company into the future. He has proven an invaluable complement to our technical team in turning our strengths into growth and profits. He is very dynamic, reliable and overall a great person to work with."

 

david pellerin, founder & cto, impulse accelerated technologies

"Ahmet has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience in the business of technology. His advice regarding corporate planning, finance, and "go-to-market" strategies has proven invaluable."

 

christophe chene, vp and General manager, xilinx

"Ahmet combines solid industry experience with unquestionable work ethic and sheer talent. Dependable and reliable, he is a great professional to work with."

 

arthur james, cto dialsurf inc.

"A great guy to work for ! A dynamic, high energy leader, he is extremely customer focused and constantly thinking of innovative solutions for them. Has excellent presentation, negotiation, persuasion and selling skills. He has a very high level of commitment and ensures that the job gets done."

 

marc cavagnolo, manager, xilinx capital & corporate development

"Working with Ahmet over the last year has been a privilege. Ahmet's passion for his work, his skills in opportunity analysis and negotiation, and his creative approach to working through deal issues have made him an essential asset to our team and a model for me as I mature in my own corporate development career."