OUR 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.


OUR VALUES

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

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

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

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


OUR COMPANY

EVA8 is a business collaborative that connects business owners

with key industry experts to achieve exceptional results.  


OUR PARTNERS

 

KATRINA GHAZARIAN


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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.  


WEN WEI


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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.

SITI WILLIAMS


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Siti is a Managing Partner and Principal HR Consultant for EVA8 Business Collaborative.  Siti is an experienced Human Resources Consultant, and she has provided Human Capital Management consultation to 400+ businesses over the span of her 10+ year career. With a vivid understanding of what it takes to be an “Employer of Choice” in today’s marketplace, Siti prides herself on being able to tap into the minds of not just the owners and c-suite executives, but also of their biggest assets, their people. As an accomplished Fortune 500 Executive from one of the leading HCM companies in the world, Siti brings a wealth of knowledge, industry best practices, and thought-leading HCM strategies to EVA8 and its members.  

Siti holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, and is a certified Human Capital Management strategist.


BILLY CHEN


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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 CMO for multiple innovative companies. As CMO, Billy built brands that became market share leaders.  Billy also lead acquisition efforts to strategically roll up niche industries. Billy is currently the acting CMO for Nexus Brands Group, a company he founded and was recently acquired by a prestigious private equity firm.

MICHAEL CHEN


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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.


OUR ADVISORS


Mike Wu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pokeworks

Peter Yang

Founder and Head of Development, Pokeworks

Kasper Hsu

Founder and Head of Operations, Pokeworks

Donald Giang

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tire Central

Scott Nghiem

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Afters Ice Cream

Brian Lim

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Emazing

Dhruv Agarwal

Founder and Chairman, True Fabrications

Nikesh Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Heavy Hitters

Omar Sayyed

Chief Executive Officer, Ties.com