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APV is an ecosystem for building sustainable Small and Medium Sized Businesses.

Born in 2015 from the experiences and frustrations of its founders built up over decades of trying to counsel and advise SMEs.

We are dedicated to providing jobs for the millions of people coming into the World's job market and providing them with meaningful employment by working with and in SMEs to fill resource gaps and drive growth.

Executive Committee

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About

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Sean Hamilton 

President & CEO

Sean is a visionary with 25 years of entrepreneurial experience. His expertise is as a leader that translates technology, business, sales and marketing strategies and concepts into operational projects, to achieve corporate directives and objectives.

Sean is an expert in enhancing existing business operations platforms and infrastructure and developing new strategic solutions customized to the enterprise’s unique needs.

He has unique ability to grow and recruit industry leading subject matter experts and to forge strategic partnerships to provide a high-quality technology and business services portfolio.

He thrives in complex and multi-faceted environments, where targets and goals are constantly changing and business goals realignment are based on new business intelligence and empirical marketing research.

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Dillon Franks 

CMO

Dillon over 50 years’ experience in management and at the executive level with companies in industries as diverse as business services, financial services, food service, technology and retail where he focused on adopting successful sales models to reduce customer acquisition costs and increase sales revenue.

He has been a business owner, consultant and investment banker focused on small and medium sized businesses.

Small Business Advisory Council, 2nd Congressional District of Iowa 1978 – 1982 Northeast Iowa Small Business of the Year, Franks & Sons Lumber 1978 Mentored under George Nissen, Nissen Sport Equipment (inventor of Trampoline) and Paul Orfalea founder of Kinko’s.

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Johnny Forbes 

COO

Johnny Forbes, Partner of Agile Precis Ventures is a recognized expert in the field of leadership and organizational development. Johnny’s work with senior leaders across industrial sectors, centers on organizational transformation initiatives aimed at creating and sustaining effective change. An experienced advisor, Johnny effectively combines his operational and organizational experience with critical insights and engaging, out of the box solutions to provide unique and practical answers to today’s ever changing business landscape.

An Air Force veteran in the signals intelligence field with experience as a government contractor, Johnny has leveraged the concepts of human behavior to enhance business performance, while improving people’s lives through association and collaboration. Johnny has a unique perspective about operations and people that he brings to his current client work and research.

Knowing that an organization’s success hinges on its people, Johnny finds distinct ways to engage groups in ways that yield bottom-line results. He’s centered on organizational culture and customer loyalty.

Prior to partnering with APV, Johnny was the former President and Co-Founder of Compu-Tune Up Inc. and also holds a current position as the Chief Operating Officer of TriShield Security LLC. His work in both positions focuses on leadership development, organizational culture, and performance improvement.

Johnny served nine years in the governments Small Business Development program as an 8(a) member which helps aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting and encourages you to participate in competitive acquisitions. He was also first in the State to be certified in Central Virginia.

His volunteer work includes involvement from being a graduate of the Boys & Girls Club of America and with the Civil Air Patrol as a pilot for search & rescue and cadet orientation rides. His current hobbies include golfing & showing Peruvian Paso horses.

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Michel Hayek 

CTO

Michel Hayek has more than a decade of proven, CMM-mature technology development experience in all important aspects cloud enabled and Web technology, with the ability to propose, close, architect, source and implement solutions of any scale in industries that include fashion, local government, higher education, ministries, retail, banking, homeland security, public media, consulting and commercial construction.

His accomplishments as a technology futurist include mobile applications, advanced web technologies as well as stock and restaurant management applications.

As a technology manager, project manager, consultant and adviser, he acquired the ability to internally source (or outsource) these tasks to highly motivated, "Agile" teams, with a thorough application of quality management tools and techniques, which are now fully realized in his successes in content management systems (CMS).

These all make him a critical contributor to the Agile Precis Ventures team.

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Tatia Chikvaidze 

Marketing Manager

Tatia Chikvaidze is a marketing manager, with a vast international background. She graduated from Webster University Vienna, Austria - Bachelors degree in Management with emphasis in Marketing.

Tatia started her career as an intern at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vienna at the Department of Assisted Voluntary Return and Repatriation. After graduation, she started working as an associate at the Tourism Board of Georgia - Georgian National Tourism Administration and was promoted rapidly to a series of increasingly responsible management positions based on strong team leadership, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. For the last two years, she was the Deputy Head of the Administration and managed three departments: Brand development, International Tourism Stimulation, Domestic Tourism Stimulation.

Tatia actively participated in the creation of the Tourism Strategy and Tourism Action Plan 2015-2025 of Georgia.

She received a training Certificate in “Tourism Promotion and Marketing: targeting the Japanese Market” organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency. Participated in the marketing research conducted for “General Motors” in Vienna, Austria.

Tatia has lived in the Netherlands, Greece, Russia, Austria, US, France and is fluent in English and Russian.

At Agile Precis Ventures Tatia will take over international marketing and will be an expert on Georgia.

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