Meet Our M&A Advisory Team
In the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, there’s no substitute for experience and creativity. Concord Ventures’ team of expert advisors offers insights, solutions, and experience few other firms can match.
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Managing Director and CEO
Salim Dada has been in the mergers and acquisition industry for over 20 years in Washington after previous work in California and Texas. Before founding Concord Ventures in 2001, Mr. Dada worked for five years as an independent associate for a local M&A firm.
Mr. Dada has extensive experience in marketing and re-capitalization of manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. His greatest sales volume has been among aerospace-related machining and fabrication companies.
Over the years, Mr. Dada has been involved in the sale of machining and fabrication facilities, an environmental laboratory, cabinet and countertop manufacturing, computer assembly and distribution, store fixture manufacturing and distribution, legal and IT staffing firms, food processing, cable harnessing, metal finishing, auto body repair, mechanical contractors, janitorial service, printing, sign and display manufacturing, freight forwarding, transportation and trucking services, and numerous other types of companies.
Mr. Dada has studied Accounting and Finance at the City University of Seattle. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisition Advisors.
Advisor - Technology
Stephan Schirrecker is Vice President of Marketing at Nexmo and previously led the partner team for Office 365 at Microsoft where he helped scale the SaaS business from $50M to $500M in five years.
Stephan also founded iTango, raising $15M in funding, served as Vice President of Marketing at nCompass, and led product marketing for Novell in Germany.
Stephan started his career at Microsoft Corporation working on the first release of Windows and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Toulouse, France.
Teresa S. Park
Teresa is responsible for global strategic sourcing, negotiations & contracting across multiple sectors, including IT healthcare, manufacturing, technology/software, distribution and service.
She has a range of solid marketing experience with Korean companies in the U.S. As Senior Marketing Manager, she established and ran the U.S. sales and marketing program for INtRON Biotech for six years. In this position, she successfully supplied biotech products to prominent universities and research institution such as the National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Disease Control, Weill Cornell Medical College, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As Market Research Analyst and Merchandising Specialist, Teresa established the marketing program for the Biotech Division of a U.S. corporation.
Teresa holds a B.A in Clinical Psychology and an M.B.A with Emphasis in Global Marketing from City University of Seattle, WA.
Bayu Yudianala works as an advisor to Concord Ventures.
Bayu began his career as a financial analyst in a prominent multinational banking company and then worked in Japan for seven years. Once back in Indonesia, he continued his career in capital markets. He is knowledgeable in project funding, strategy implementation, and compliance with Indonesian regulations.
He holds three capital market licenses: Underwriter Representative; Broker/Dealer Representative; and Investment Manager Representative. These licenses are regulated under the Indonesian financial services authority, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, which oversees the financial sector.
Bayu holds a BS in Economics from Gadjah Mada University and studied Mining Engineering at University of Pembangunan Nasional Veteran, both in Yogyakarta, Central Java.
VP - Business Development
Nicola is responsible for the engagement and coordination of new and potential clients.
She serves as the liaison between possible new clients and the principal and associates of Concord Ventures.
Ms. Jones has over six years experience in the banking and finance industry and holds a degree in Communications Technology Management, with a minor in Economics, from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines.
Market Research Analyst
Ilene Ong works as an analyst, qualifying possible buyers for our clients and working with them.
She has a Business Administration degree from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, where she studied marketing, information systems, and international business.
Ilene worked in digital marketing in the Foster School of Business Career Services Center and has served several internships in market research and analysis with area firms.
She is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
Claire Yurdin researches, writes, and edits comprehensive marketing packets for our clients and assists in exploring new growth opportunities for Concord Ventures. She also handles email marketing and website updates. She came to Concord Ventures from a legal firm noted for business law. Her background also includes work as a copywriter, journalist, technical writer, researcher, web designer, and small business partner.
She holds a BA in English from New School University, New York, NY.
Head of Indonesian Office
Asyifa Pritazora handles prospective clients and provides overall support for the team in Indonesia. She acts as a liaison between the Indonesian and US teams to ensure efficient communication and understanding of our business in Indonesia. She also ensures that the whole team is updated as needed on our Indonesian counterparts.
She holds BAs with a major in Accounting and Business from two universities: Pancasila University, Indonesia, and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia.
Asyifa has worked in Air Navigation Indonesia in the Accounting and Asset Division.
She is proficient in Bahasa and English.
Ayub works with possible buyers for our clients, searching out likely prospects and corresponding extensively.
He is currently finishing his Bachelors in Finance at City University of Seattle.
Yasmina (Mina) Kusumoprojo is a marketing analyst. She helps to prepare our company teasers.
Mina has worked as a laboratory assistant at her university, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta. She has participated in several research talks and held a research internship at the Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency. She has also served as a volunteer liaison officer for a renewable energy seminar given by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and for the Safe Travel campaign put on by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both in Indonesia.
Mina holds a Bachelors in Science from Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, and is proficient in English and Bahasa Indonesian.
Dias is a marketing analyst at Concord Ventures. He assists in developing teasers, performing financial analysis, and maintaining the company database.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia, and has studied macro finance, appraisal, financial feasibility calculation, and market dynamics.
Dias is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian and English.