We define ourselves as Entrepreneurial Consultants; we are lean, tech-savvy and progressive thinking, with a strong hands-on approach to consulting and to value creation for our clients.
Founder & CEO
Frank founded Fast Forward Advisors in 2011 with the vision to excite, educate and enrich companies and institutions on topics regarding Innovation and Internationalization. He leads the innovation engagements at FFA.
Frank's interdisciplinary and out-of-the-box thinking is shaped by a so called "horizontal career", by working in different industries (investment banking, ICT and business incubation) and geographies (US, Europe and Asia).
He holds a M.Sc. in Business Engineering and a B.Sc. in Computer Science both from Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) and earned a post-grad certificate from Cambridge University - Judge Business School.
Managing Partner South East Asia
Luca joined Fast Forward Advisors in early 2015 managing the IT/Web Dev outsourcing services and FFA South East Asian branch.
Luca has extensive knowledge of IT, processes and organization in enterprises as well as project management of large scale IT projects. He has venturing experience founding 1 B2B SaaS startup (Chemycal.com).
In the past he covered the position of IT Manager Asia for Piaggio & C. an Italian automotive corporation and earlier was an IT Enterprise Solutions consultant at KPMG Advisory where he focused on the design and implementation of information systems supporting organizational changes across many Industries (Engineering, Aerospace, Luxury, Food and Beverage).
Luca holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Business Intelligence and Knowledge management from University of Verona (Italy).
Angel Investor & Co-Founder Fisker Automotive
Gianfranco joined the FFA Strategic Advisory Board in 2013 with the aim to support FFA's long term Startup & Funding and Strategy & Innovation Business Units with his long lasting experience in venture backed technology firms.
He is the former Angel Investor and Co-Founder of Fisker Automotive (USA), where he developed the hybrid sportscar business, leading the company to a 1 bil. $ valuation. The firm raised several Series X funding rounds from top notch investors, like KPCB in the USA.
Prior to this experience he has been a manager / entrepreneur in the food and automotive sector in Europe and the US for 20 years.
Director Strodtbeck & Co. / Former Director International Programs at NBIA
Tom joined the FFA Strategic Advisory Board in 2016 with the aim to support FFA's long term Startup & Funding and Accelerator & Incuabtor Service Business Units with his long lasting experience in a broad range of services targeted to business incubation.
He was the former Director of International Programs at National Business Incubator Association (NBIA), where he worked over a decade with dozens of worldwide located incubators and STPs and held numerous speeches and keynotes on business incubation and entrepreneurship.
Prior to this experience he gained experience in different roles in the hospitality business. Tom holds a Degree in Music form Ohio University (USA).
Co-Founder of idea-stage accelerator ideatailors.com
Associate Partner - China