Raffi is a multicultural professional with over 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, financial planning, and project management spanning across Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and the Americas. He has held leadership roles in large multinationals as well as small, entrepreneurial enterprises. Industry experiences include ICT, aerospace, services, and education. In addition to his professional qualification, in March 2016 Raffi earned a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Grenoble Ecole de Management specializing in costs and technology startups. His DBA thesis title is Towards a New Cost Paradigm for Technology Startup Entrepreneurs. Raffi currently coaches, consults, teaches graduate level courses, and facilitates workshops. He is also pursuing additional applied research projects. In addition to his DBA, Raffi holds an International MBA from University of South Carolina, and a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University. He is based in Switzerland, and has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, USA, Mexico, and Argentina.