Team

Jaba Burjaliani – he is the founder and managing partner of the “Start – Business Solutions” – since 2013 is “.He has got more than 10 years’ experience in the field of consulting business. From 2003 to 2013, he worked in consulting Company “Synergy Group”. His activities are related to more than 100 consulting projects during his career. linkedin

Larisa Pataraia – recently The Director. Since 2014 she is “Start – Business Solutions” partner. Since 2005 she has worked in senior management positions in the private and public sectors. She has also worked as head of sales, quality management, financial management, executive director positions. Larisa is an affiliate professor at Harvard University, instructor and guest lecturer at Cambridge University and guest lecturer at the leading Universities and business schools in Georgia. Her main field of activity is strategic management.  linkedin

Giorgi Nakaidze – Prior to joining Start Business Solutions Giorgi served as Head of Funding at a Microfinance Institution in Tbilisi and as Associate, Funding and Investor Relations at Bank of Georgia. Prior to this Giorgi served as Head of Investor Relations at Acacia PT in London and as Country Analyst at Euromonitor International. He has wealth of Experience in dealing with Development Financial Institutions raising over USD 400mln in debt and equity financing for Financial Institutions. Giorgi Holds BA with Honours in Political Science and International Relations from University of London and has studied law at University of Durham.  linkedin

Teona Tavdishvili – has been working in the company since 2015 as a Project Manager, at the same time she is the manager of the project “Startup.ge”. She has also worked in the position of research analyst at the company. She has more than 3 years experience working with a variety of companies. She graduated from the Tbilisi State University of Social and Political Sciences in the direction of International Relations (BA); Ilia’s State University Faculty of Business Administration in the direction of Management (MA). linkedin

Sophiko Kobaidze – is currently working in the position of business plan analyst. She has been working in the company since June 2015. She has a 6-month work experience in public relations department of the ISU. She is a representative of the business leaders’ School of the ISU, she also gained president’s scholarship, has passed the English-language training. She participated in the projects planned by the University: (IBR- Iliauni Business Review, Iliauni- business analytics, etc.). She is the last year student at  ISU at the faculty of business. linkedin

Mariam Patarkacishvili – works in a company since 1 st september of 2015. Nowadays, she is Manager of Marketing. She has taken a training in Business and Marketing. She took internship in House of Justice on managing online Datas. She graduated Ivane Javakhishvili State University Social and political sciences, Bachelor Degree. linkedin

Nino Mekhashishvili – has been working at the company since May 2016 in the position of Business Plan Analyst. She has the working experience in the field of banking – in the direction of quick loans’ risks. She was awarded Polish Government Scholarship and continued studying at the University of Silesia for one semester. She currently does her Master degree at Tbilisi State University at the faculty of Business. linkedin

Tamar Shamanauri – In company operates since from October  2016, currently work – head of  project “convertor.ge”.  She has 10 years of experience in real estate. She worked in various companies in the sales management and customer services. She took several courses and master-class in sales and service skills. She graduated from Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University, faculty of programmer. linkedin

Basa Kopaniani – Joined Start Business Solutions since december 2016, he is a member of business brokerage team of the company and works as a business broker. He is bachelor of faculty of law at International Relations University. He has been attending trainings related to business administration and project management. He was working at Ministry of Defence of Georgia in communications department. Additionally, he is playing professional basketball. linkedin

Rati Gugunava – He Joined Start Business Solutions since January 2017 as Project Manager. For one and half year he was working at Smartex LLC as operations and sales specialist, after more then two years as financial analyst at Intelexpress – Worldwide money transfers. He is a bachelor of business administration at Free University of Tbilisi, Currently does his Master degree of business administration at Ilia State University. linkedin

Mariam Sulashvili – She joined “Start – Business Solutions” in February 2017. Before that, different times, she was involved in several different projects that were processed by “Start”. She actually started her career in 2010. During this period, she was working as in academic filed – Invited Lecturer at Iliauni Business Scholl – as well as in practical business. More specifically, for around 2 years she worked at hygienic paper production factory TISSUEPAPER LTD, which in turn, belongs to Palitra Media Holding. Mariam was involved in business process management and procurement there. She also worked as a Freelance Journalist at Forbes Georgia. Mariam got Master’s degree in Management at Ilia State University. linkedin

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