TEAM
We draw upon decades of experience to help our clients build strategic
and commercial capabilities to scale their connected business
Ken Forster
Managing Director
Zurich
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Ken Forster
Managing Director
Zurich

Connected Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services, and businesses for over 25 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He co-founded three industrial automation companies and was an early leader in open architecture control systems. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.

Tom Gilley
Partner & CTO
New York
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Tom Gilley
Partner & CTO
New York
Connected Industry entrepreneur and investor, having created billions in exit value across personal and ubiquitous computing (M2M/IoT), mobile technologies, digital media and enterprise systems. Tom was most recently the CEO of WOT.IO, the first data service exchange for the IoT and CSO of scriptr.io, an IoT application platform; previously Tom was CTO of Vignette; Partner in a NYC tech fund and advisory group, CEO of a successful Silicon Valley Incubator; and a veteran of Apple Computer.
Vikram Capoor
Partner
Atlanta
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Vikram Capoor
Partner
Atlanta
A pioneer in using peer networks to solve critical business challenges, Vikram is a founding member of leading business advisory firm, CEB. Previously he served as Managing Director and Business Banking Practice head at research firm Advisory Board Company.  Additionally, Vikram was director of Big Data Analytics on the Global Strategy team at Coca-Cola Company, and responsible for creating the 2020 Vision to double Coke's $40 Billion revenues over ten years.
Jesse DeMesa
Partner
San Francisco
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Jesse DeMesa
Partner
San Francisco
A Connected Industry pioneer with over 20 years in Industrial, Automation & Data Acquisition Systems. Jesse was co-founder of IndX, a pioneer in the Manufacturing Intelligence space; has held senior leadership positions at Siemens and Wonderware and was most recently CTO for GE Oil & Gas.
Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Zurich
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Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Zurich
Experienced B2B and B2C marketer and business developer for M2M and IoT companies with more than ten years of product/account management in FMCG companies and advertising agencies. A strategic thinker, she is adept at market analysis, product development, branding, and marketing. Sandra not only helps start-ups create their brand identity and build their overall marketing strategy, her creative direction helps them establish a company voice for telling their unique story.
Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
New York
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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
New York
Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.
Wim D'Hondt
Partner
Montreal
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Wim D'Hondt
Partner
Montreal
For nearly two decades, Wim has guided a wide range of leading global Communications, Media and High-Tech companies through major phases of technology and business innovation.  His experience spans all major value chain elements across operators, component suppliers, device manufacturers, content providers and emerging technology providers with a singular focus on creating executable growth strategies. Prior to Momenta Partners he held senior leadership positions at IBB Consulting, Accenture and Nokia.
Jim Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Raleigh
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Jim Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Raleigh

With extensive experience in executive management and technical leadership, Jim has held positions in areas of networking, IT systems management, and pervasive computing. He has a wealth of knowledge in IoT solution development including device connectivity, data collection, cognitive analytics, digital twin, and machine learning. He was most recently Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and is an IBM master inventor holding over 60 patents.

Stephen Berard
Strategy Partner
Paris
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Stephen Berard
Strategy Partner
Paris
Seasoned software professional with move than 20 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Stephen was mostly recently the Chief Architect where he was responsible for the technical strategy for Schneider Electric’s IoT platform technologies. Stephen has extensive experience in software architecture, design, and development.
Laura Westby
Partner & COO
Basel
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Laura Westby
Partner & COO
Basel

A corporate transactional attorney with substantial legal experience in general corporate law, transactions, M&A, JVs and employment law. She gained extensive experience in several leading legal operations and projects in multi-national corporations in Europe and the USA.

 

Alberto Cresto
Associate Partner
Milan
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Alberto Cresto
Associate Partner
Milan
Venture investment professional with experience in IoT investing across multiple verticals. Alberto manages the investment pipeline and has experience evaluating numerous companies across the early-stage venture lifecycle. Alberto is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has a Master in Management – Digital Innovation from the ESCP Europe Business School and a MS in Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Cum Laude from University of Turin. Alberto speaks Italian, English, and French.
Allison Yrungaray
Associate
Los Angeles
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Allison Yrungaray
Associate
Los Angeles
A public relations professional with more than 15 years of experience in media and analyst relations, PR writing, technical writing, and social media marketing.  Allison has worked in the IoT space for the past seven years, helping clients craft their internal and external messages and effectively communicate with key target audiences.
Sherif El-Henaoui
Strategy Partner
Milan
Sherif El-Henaoui - Momenta Partners, Strategy Partner: Milan
Sherif El-Henaoui
Strategy Partner
Milan

Sherif is an electrical engineer, multi-cultural ideator, business strategist, coach, generalist in management and changer. He holds a Ph.D. in Data Networking from France and brings in 20+ years of professional experience ranging from network design at a telco, management consulting at McKinsey, strategic selling at Software vendor and strategist and marketing leader at Industrial Manufacturing where he was driving strategic M&A and business development in the Wind Energy and Industrial Services areas.

Cate Lawrence
Associate
Berlin
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Cate Lawrence
Associate
Berlin
An experienced technology journalist with a history writing for Sitepoint, ReadWrite and DZone, Cate brings an understanding and focus on IoT, connected industry and future technology to Momenta. She is an experienced storyteller, writer, and researcher who uses analytic thought to create a creative marketing approach.
Sarah Duys
Associate
Boston
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Sarah Duys
Associate
Boston

With a developed knowledge of interpersonal communications and years of customer service experience, Sarah is a goal oriented and determined intern. She has a passion for marketing that has stemmed from her eleven years in the food service industry. She provides support to the Marketing team while continuing to learn and strengthen her skills while based in New Hampshire.

Aleksandra Poloshukina
Analyst
Paris
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Aleksandra Poloshukina
Analyst
Paris
Aleksandra brings over 9 years of research experience in healthcare and analytics. After receiving a PhD at UC Berkeley where she developed therapeutics and data analysis software for vision restoration, she worked at the Institute Pasteur, developing machine learning algorithms for healthcare applications. Most recently, Aleksandra has also been a digital health startup founder and pursuing a Specialized Master in Biopharmaceutical Management from ESCP Europe.
 
Alesandra also has a Bachelors Cum Laude degree in Physics and Mathematics from University of San Francisco and is fluent in English, French, and Russian.