Savas Komban

Palo Alto, California, US

Founder & CEO
Savas's Skills
Business Development
Fundraising
Sales
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Savas

I have started and developed several IT companies in B2B and B2C. I have 20 years experience in enterprise software (SAP), consulting and e-commerce businesses with 4 successful exits so far (including Fortune 50). I managed large teams of more than 450 high skilled technology workers that delivered digital transformation projects in more than 50 different countries. I have several investments in Silicon Valley and Europe.

Work Experience

Founder & CEO

itelligence TR

October 2000 - September 2016

I founded Elsys Consulting Services in 2000. In addition to ERP, we were first to deliver projects in many sectors and areas such as SCM, PLM, Analytics, EPM, CRM, Success Factors, HANA, S4, hybris... In 2010, I started my new ventures (Lineris, Ardela & Intelart) in complementary areas, developed their teams and further expanded Elsys Group's operations. The Group has delivered successful SAP projects in more than 50 different countries. Besides delivering large global projects for world's leading enterprises, we also served for SMEs with our fast and affordable solutions. As an executive sponsor for numerous digital transformation projects, I worked with companies of all sizes in almost every industry. (consumer goods, chemicals, foods, retail, wholesale & distribution, textile, footwear, pharmaceuticals, mill products, primary metal, automotive, logistics & transportation, finance, banking, high-tech, sports & entertainment, professional services...) In 2012, I accepted the strategic acquisition offer from itelligence AG, an NTT Group company, and served as President & CEO. I further grew the business 4 times in 4 years. With its great team and culture, the company has consistently been the leading SAP partner in Eastern Europe and inspired many people around the globe.

Cofounder

IF Ventures

December 2013 - Today

IF Ventures is a privately held seed capital and technology firm based in Istanbul. IF Ventures follows a unique model which blends early-stage investment with product development, allowing us to take disruptive ideas to market faster. We provide operational support as well as financial investment to promising entrepreneurs. This approach brings less risk and greater reward for both parties throughout the product launch process. IF Ventures' main operating strategy is to monitor the landscape continuously and turn trend-forecasting ideas into high-value intellectual property portfolios and profitable businesses.

Partner

SAP

October 2000 - March 2017

As the Founder & CEO of itelligence TR (former Elsys Group), I worked very closely with SAP and served at SAP EMEA Partner Executive Council. My company has consistently been the leader in all major SAP technologies. Some major achievements: Biggest Channel Partner Award TR, 11 years in a row (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Biggest HANA Partner Award TR, 4 years in a row (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) #1 SAP Consultant Certifications (2015, 2010, 2009, 2008) SAP EMEA Quality Awards Winner with 4 different projects (2015, 2014, 2013) First HANA Rapid Deployment Solution (2012) Best Performance Challenge for SAP Partners - 1st Winner Emerging Countries (2010) Highest # of Qualified SAP Business All In One Solutions (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Special Recognition by SAP CEO Bill McDermott at Partner Kick Off Meeting (2009) SAP EMEA Special Recognition Award for Extraordinary Contribution (2008) SAP EMEA Pinnacle Awards Finalist (2007)

Education

Stanford University

Continuing Studies

2016 - 2017

METU

B.S. Industrial Engineering

1994 - 1998