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Max Azaham

Sr Director Analyst

Max Azaham is a Senior Research Director in the Gartner for General Managers team. As a product portfolio analyst, Mr. Azaham covers various topics of portfolio management, strategic finance and corporate development. Mr. Azaham advises Tech CEOs and GMs on obtaining funds from venture capital and private equity firms, SPAC business combinations, acquisition and go-to-market strategies, and the role of M&A and business model selection to optimize portfolio performance. Initiatives covered by Mr. Azaham includes engaging CFOs to improve return on investment (ROI) and presenting business cases to obtain executive and board member buy-in.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Azaham worked for IT startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to this, Mr. Azaham worked for investment banks in New York, London and Singapore where he advised technology and service providers on M&A and capital markets.

Professional background

Rothschild & Co

Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions

Credit Suisse

Vice President - Investment Banking

Tegris Advisors

Director, Co-Founder

Areas of coverage

Corporate Development for Tech CEOs

Portfolio Growth, Vision and Strategy

Manage Portfolio Performance

Execute on Portfolio Growth Targets

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Education

M.A., Economics, Cambridge University

M.S., Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Assess Market Opportunity for Growth

2Plan and Validate the Strategy

3Managing Portfolio Performance

4Corporate Development

5Business Models