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Sia MohajerCofounder of Next Ventures Group
Sia cofounded Next Ventures in 2016. Previously, he founded Market Monkey, a boutique consulting firm for offline IT consulting shops seeking to gain an online presence. Since 2014, Sia has been at the forefront of digital marketing, building one of Asia’s largest entrepreneur communities spanning 6 countries with thousands of members. Prior to that, Sia built one of the leading blockchain publications and research hubs for venture funds and individual investors.
Dan FriesCo-founder of Next Ventures Group
Dan is a veteran in the digital marketing industry, having been a keynote speaker on the subject of growth marketing and SEO. Prior to founding Next Ventures, Dan was an associate scientist at the Dana Farber Institute at Harvard and MIT, co-authoring two publications under the guidance of Matthew Meyerson. There, Dan learned how Google's PageRank algorithm was based on scientific citation convention, and the mechanics of ranking in search engines mirrored those behind determining the most authoritative scientific research. Realizing that a career in digital marketing aligned better with his passions, Dan launched, grew and sold multiple digital businesses, later co-founding Next Ventures Group with Sia. Under their management, the company quickly grew to millions in ARR, fully bootstrapped without outside investment.
Alex PopovićCEO of Next Ventures Group
Alex is an experienced digital manager and organic inbound specialist. He brings a wealth of experience in managing remote teams.
Shane is an expert operator, helping us lead and growth our portfolio. Shane combines a wealth of organization experience to help manage large teams.
Dusan MilankovićOrganic Growth Specialist
Dusan is an experienced veteran in digital marketing and organic lead generation. He helps manage a number of partner businesses and help with technical development.
Theo KarasavvasDirector of PR
With over a decade of experience in digital PR, Theo has helped Next Ventures manage and run over 15 campaigns with 1000+ PR mentions to his name.
Sara VojinovicOutbound Sales Specialist
Sara is an outbound sales expert. She has helped run marketing campaigns for both our portfolio businesses as well as multiple partners.
Nick OetkenOutreach Director
Nick is the man behind the machine, helping us effectively run multiple large PR campaigns and ensure smooth operations between our outbound outreach team as well as over 15 writers.