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About Us

VAB is a virtual and global platform, conceived by Mark Hamill of The Naked Headhunter, together with David Fernandez, an e-commerce entrepreneur. Mark came up with the idea for the Virtual Advisory Board at the start of the covid-19 pandemic when he and David realized that advisory services could be provided remotely.
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Our Mission

To develop a virtual, global community of highly experienced executive talent from multiple industries: ready to take on BoD and NED roles.

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Our Vision

To take advantage of modern opportunities for connectivity and remote work and move BoD advisory to a unique, virtual space where executive and board-level expertise can be shared to drive businesses around the globe.

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Our Values

Inclusivity & Diversity; Top-Quality Services; Member-driven; Investing in People; Curating Success

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Our Founders

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Founder

Mark Hamill is a thought leader in talent acquisition, specialising in C-suite roles, CEO succession, and Board development. He is a strong advocate of care in executive search. He represents Ackermann International as NED, serves as YPO chapter chair in the UK, and is CEO of his own company, The Naked Headhunter.

David Fernandez

David Fernandez

CEO & Co-Founder

David Fernandez is a Mexican entrepreneur who has lived in Singapore, Brazil, and the UK. He worked for many years in e-commerce. He has served in sales director roles in EMEA and Latin America, working with brands like Cadbury, Groupon and Vend. His passion for connecting people helps him define the strategy for, and grow, the VAB community.

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Global Committee

Cecile Moulard
Cecile Moulard

Virtual Advisory Board

Servant CEO

Khori Whittaker
Khori Whittaker

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO, Board Director

Gary Pilibosian
Gary Pilibosian

Virtual Advisory Board

Managing Partner

Robby Afnaim
Robby Afnaim

Virtual Advisory Board

Entrepreneur, Investor

Jane Gilson
Jane Gilson

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO, Board Member

Shimi Shah
Shimi Shah

Virtual Advisory Board

Independent NED

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Membership Committee

Carmen Bahrim
Carmen Bahrim

Virtual Advisory Board

NED, Board Advisor

Jerry Gamez
Jerry Gamez

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO, Board Director

Lance Laubach
Lance Laubach

Virtual Advisory Board

Managing Director

Edward Dalton
Edward Dalton

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO

John Lowe
John Lowe

Virtual Advisory Board

NED, Board Advisor

Niel Malan
Niel Malan

Virtual Advisory Board

CIO, Board Advisor

Jason Oke
Jason Oke

Virtual Advisory Board

Director, Board Advisor

Katy Trost
Katy Trost

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO Coach

Shane Dempsey
Shane Dempsey

Virtual Advisory Board

CHRO, Board Advisor

Learning Committee

Coen v. Rosmalen
Coen v. Rosmalen

Virtual Advisory Board

Board Advisor, Investor

Millicent Tracey
Millicent Tracey

Virtual Advisory Board

Fintech Advisor, Board Member

Stefan Karlen
Stefan Karlen

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO

Elizabeth Funk
Elizabeth Funk

Virtual Advisory Board

Impact Investor, Board Member

Raul Manrique
Raul Manrique

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO, Board Advisor

Terrence Kommal
Terrence Kommal

Virtual Advisory Board

Executive Chairman

Martin Wilderer
Martin Wilderer

Virtual Advisory Board

CEO, Board Advisor

Simon Calvert
Simon Calvert

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COO, Trading Director

Tolga Yazici
Tolga Yazici

Virtual Advisory Board

Entrepreneur, Investor

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Our Team

Carolina Moreno
Carolina Moreno

COO

Luiz Felipe Goncalves
Luiz Felipe Goncalves

Head of Sales

Vitor Miguel
Vitor Miguel

Admin Support

Brady Clough
Brady Clough

PR & Communications Manager

Maria Fernanda Viesca
Maria Fernanda Viesca

Community Manager