Ramzi Assaf

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Chicago, Illinois, US

Looking for a Co-Founder/CTO for my big potential startup, Portefini
Ramzi's Skills
Networking
Branding & Identity
Analytics
Analysis
Business Development
Sales
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Strategy
User Experience
Design
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Ramzi

I turned down amazing jobs and a lot of money to follow my dreams: build a multinational company that changes and improves a certain industry at a huge scale.

While it sounds like cliche to a reader, I did my best so far to keep pushing to get closer to my dream. I love starting companies and entrepreneurship. This is who I am. No more corporate jobs for me :)

I am now working on Portefini, a menswear aggregator that introduces a new, efficient way to shop for clothes which I think has a potential to change the whole industry and finally solve the problem of men's frustration in shopping!

I AM LOOKING FOR A TECHNICAL CO-FOUNDER/CTO to join the team and grind the product with me all the way through. I am naturally more of a business/strategy/marketing person and would love to work with a passionate, smart, ambitious and dedicated technical person that can lead product teams but in the beginning actually pull the hard coding work himself. I might move to NYC so NYC or Chicago presence would be ideal :)

Quote

Screw it, let's do it - Richard Branson

Work Experience

Founder & CEO

Portefini

January 2016 - Today

Portefini is fashion e-commerce aggregator that allows men to shop by occasions, browse inspiring, styled outfits and buy the clothes in the outfits from all the brands they love. I started the company last year as a pure fashion brand producing clothes. I raised $75K on crowdfunding but then decided to pivot the company to the aggregator that I am building now as it has much bigger scale potential and attempts to solve a huge problem in the industry (men's frustration towards shopping) by providing them with a new way to shop that they haven't seen before!

Senior Associate

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

October 2012 - June 2015

Sourcing & EADS Coordination

Airbus

July 2011 - September 2011

Education

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

MBA

2015 - 2017

American University of Beirut (AUB)

BE in Mechanical Engineering

2008 - 2012

Accelerator/Incubator

Polsky Incubator - Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago

2017

Summer Accelerator - Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago

2016

Co-working Space

Polsky Center of the University of Chicago (53rd St, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL)

2017 - Today