EVA8 is a business collaborative that connects business owners with key industry experts to achieve exceptional results.  

MISSION

Our mission is to build an interactive community of business leaders, peer advisors, and strategists who can share ideas, best practices, and results-driven initiatives.

VALUES

Integrity

Integrity always comes first. It is the foundation for all of our decisions.

Trust

Trust is built by actively listening to our members and adhering to their specified needs. 

Accountability

Accountability keeps us focused on achieving our goals. Excuses will not be tolerated.

Resourcefulness

Resourcefulness creates the most effective and efficient way to solve business issues.

 

FOUNDERS

 
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KATRINA GHAZARIAN

Katrina is a Managing Partner and Principal Consultant for EVA8 Business Collaborative. Katrina is a proven Business Management Consultant with over 10 years of experience working directly with business owners and key business executives. An entrepreneur herself, she has played a key role in consulting several businesses through equity transactions by supporting the essential functions of human capital management, operations, risk management, accounting, finance, and marketing. Her well-rounded expertise and strong business relationships inspired her to organize like-minded advisors to form EVA8 as a trusted resource to produce quality results for every business.

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SITI WILLIAMS

Siti is a Managing Partner and Principal HR Consultant for EVA8 Business Collaborative. Siti is a dynamic Human Resources Consultant, and has provided Human Capital Management services to over 400 businesses in her 10+ years career. With a vivid understanding of what it takes to be an “Employer of Choice” in today’s marketplace, Siti quickly became a top executive working for a Fortune 500 and one of the leading HCM companies in the world. Siti's hands-on experience with a diverse portfolio of businesses brings a wealth of knowledge, industry best practices, and thought-leading HCM strategies to EVA8 and its members.

 
 

CAPITAL PARTNERS

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MICHAEL CHEN

Michael is a Managing Partner and Management Advisor for EVA8 Business Collaborative. Michael specializes in managing and building well-rounded organizations. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience serving as CEO and Managing Partner for several high-growth companies. Under his leadership, Michael’s companies have been awarded Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company, L.A. Business Journal #5 Fastest Growing Company, and Nation’s Restaurant News Top (5) Concepts. His organizations have been involved in multiple acquisitions by strategic and private equity buyers. In addition to EVA8, Michael currently serves as an advisor and board member to several portfolio companies.

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WEN WEI

Wen is a Managing Partner and Finance Advisor for EVA8 Business Collaborative. Wen specializes in financial strategy, exit negotiations, and due diligence for investments and acquisitions. He is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience serving as CFO for numerous privately held companies, totaling $300M in equity value. During his tenure as CFO, Wen led two successful acquisitions by strategic and private equity buyers. Wen also acted as CTO for several e-commerce businesses where he utilized technology to enable efficient operations across a number of industries. Wen is currently the acting CFO for Beyond Restaurant Group.

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BILLY CHEN

Billy is a Managing Partner and Marketing Advisor for EVA8 Business Collaborative. Billy specializes in branding, product development, creative design, digital advertising, social media, and influencer marketing. He is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience serving as Managing Partner & CMO for multiple innovative companies. As Managing Partner with an emphasis on product development and marketing, Billy built brands that became market share leaders. Billy also lead acquisition efforts to strategically roll up niche industries. Billy is currently the acting Managing Partner / CMO for Nexus Brands Group, a company he founded and was recently acquired by a prestigious private equity firm.

ADVISERS

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Mike Wu
Founder and CEO, Pokeworks
2018 NRN’s Hot Concept Recipient

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Kasper Hsu
Founder and Head of
Operations, Pokeworks
Developed 24 franchise locations
100 franchise locations by the end of 2019

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Peter Yang
Founder and Head of
Development, Pokeworks
2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

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Dhruv Agarwal
Founder and Chairman, True Fabrications
2014 Inner City 100 Fortune.com

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Brian Lim
Founder and CEO, Emazing Group
8-figure serial entrepreneur
Season 6 Shark Tank participant – notably received offers from all 5 Sharks

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Scott Nghiem
Founder and CEO, Afters Ice Cream
20+ locations in Southern California
142,000 Instagram followers

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Omar Sayyed
CEO, Ties.com

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Nikesh Patel
COO, Heavy Hitters

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Donald Giang
Founder and CEO, Tire Central

 

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