You’ll work with exceptional people who combine boldness with pragmatism from their unique start-up and corporate experiences.
Start-ups at our core
We've walked the walk, gaining the unique insight and commercial knowledge from founding and running start-ups amid ultimate uncertainty
We bring the discipline, structure, best-in-class training, and client understanding that comes from working at the blue-chip players
CEO & Partner
Rob is CEO and part of the founding team at Founders Intelligence. He has extensive experience of leading strategy, digital due diligence and innovation projects for clients including Tesco, Endemol Shine, Exponent, Diageo and Rightmove. Prior to Founders Intelligence, he was in the media and technology strategy team at PwC, ran the analytical team for a multi-billion pound spectrum auction at EE and started his career at data analytics start-up BIME.
Co-Founder & Partner
Rob is part of the founding team at Founders Intelligence, he has extensive experience advising clients such as Facebook, Unilever, Fannie Mae and Sky on growth strategy, digital transformation, venture incubation and start-up investment/partnerships. Prior to Founders Intelligence, Rob founded and successfully exited StadiumLIVE, a venture-backed startup providing high density wi-fi and rich media fan applications to sports stadia. Prior to that he has worked in VC, investing in sports, media and technology companies and as a strategy consultant in the tech and telecommunications space.
SANDRA STEVING VILLEGAS
Sandra’s multidisciplinary background spans strategy, innovation, venture development, design and architecture. She is Head of Innovation at Founders Intelligence, where she leads projects across new ventures, digital transformation, partnerships and investment across consumer goods, luxury, retail and financial services. Previously she was a Director at Fahrenheit 212, initially in New York, from where she went on to launch and scale the London office. She has advised global companies including American Express, Citi, Fannie Mae, GE, Marriott, Puig and Unilever. Sandra holds an MBA from Oxford University and is a graduate of New York University.
Giovanni (or Gio) is a Partner at Founders Intelligence. He is also NED & Advisor to ustwo which includes: ustwo Studios, a leading global independent product and service design studio; ustwo Games, an award-winning games studio; ustwo Adventure, ustwo’s venture-arm; and NED for Wayfindr, a social enterprise backed by Google.org on a mission to empower vision impaired people to navigate the world independently. Previously he was CEO & Co-Founder of SideStory, a luxury travel experiences start-up (acquired by Mr & Mrs Smith); Corporate Development Director / SVP for Virgin Group; Head of Corporate Development at Virgin Atlantic; Strategy Director for TACA Airlines in El Salvador; and strategy consultant with Bain and Company
Before joining FI, Ezra co-founded art social discovery platform ArtStack. He was previously a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and holds BA and MPhil from Cambridge University, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a law degree.
Prior to joining Founders Intelligence, Jad was the Co-Founder and CEO of Tenant Genie, a proptech venture. He is also a mentor at the Flat6Labs accelerator and advisor to several start-ups. Jad started his career in corporate and investment banking having spent eleven years at Citigroup and Barclays.
Jasmine's background in strategy consulting and design thinking has resulted in a twin skill-set of commercial rigour and creativity. At FI, she has supported large businesses deliver scalable growth through start-up partnerships to build profitable new revenue streams. She has worked closely with CPGs and large retailers, specifically in the health and wellbeing ecosystem to democratise beauty and healthcare. Prior to FI, Jasmine honed her skills as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte, before joining the venture arm of ad agency BBH, where she split her time between innovation for big corporates and scaling start-ups as part of the Zag Seed Fund
Irene is a Senior Manager at Founders Intelligence, where she brings start-up thinking to corporates looking to build new businesses and launch innovative propositions. At Founders Intelligence she has built and led innovation teams for large companies in mobility, energy and consumer, defining their commercial strategy and driving execution by building teams, launching new ventures and driving and scaling start-up partnerships. Prior to FI she spent 5 years building and launching digital innovation products at IDEO, working in M&A at Bain & Co, and helping a Belgian social media start-up expand into South America.