We are your partners for Innovation & Growth

 

We are a team of professionals coming from different cultural and academic backgrounds, with experiences in a wide range of markets, industries, functions and roles. We worked with and for highly innovative SMEs, disrupting startups, global brands and world-class service providers.

We have offices and stable presence in Europe and Asia, with first engagements in North America.

Management Team

Frank M. Saviane

Managing Partner Europe | 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.

Frank is a T-Shaped professional with strong interdisciplinary skills, which was developed by working in different industries (investment banking, tech, business incubation, management consulting) and in different geographical markets (US, Europe and Asia).

He holds a M.Eng. in Business Engineering and B.Eng. in Computer Engineering both from Polytechnic University of Milan and earned a post-grad certificate in E&I from Cambridge University - Judge Business School.

Luca Mohammadi

Managing Partner Asia

Luca has 10+ years of working experience and have been covering managerial roles in corporations (Piaggio Asia Pacific) and consulting (KPMG advisory). In the last 2 years being a managing partner SEA of FFA, Luca has worked with 50+ regional Venture Capital funds, creating valuable deal flows and opportunities for investors and 10+ startups.
Luca is also a former advisor of the Vietnam Silicon Valley accelerator and has been invited to several roundtables on Venture Capital investing, such as the Roundtable on ecosystem development organized by the US Embassy and the Roundtable on startup investing organized by VCCI (Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce).
Luca is also a startup founder, having launched a B2B SaaS company in Europe and an e-commerce platform in Vietnam.
Luca holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management from University of Verona (Italy).

Robert Stachurski

Managing Partner CEE

Robert is an experienced consultant who have been working 8+ years at management positions in high-tech companies, mostly from consumer electronics and healthcare. He has been advising startups from all over the world (USA, Germany, UK, PL). In fields related to R&D, project management, finance, operations, budgeting, sales
Robert is also a founder of two healthcare (hardware + Saas) startups which has been funded and he contributed to scale successfully.
Robert holds a Master in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Advisory Board

Gianfranco Pizzuto

Advisor

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 USD 1B+ 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.

Tom Strodtbeck

Advisor

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 & Incubator 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 from Ohio University (USA).

Work with us

 

We are constantly looking for brilliant and driven talents to join our regional offices as well as managing partners that are keen in opening new markets with us

Career Opportunities

Managing Partner
Experienced (5+)
Any Location
Business Consulting Project Manager
Experienced (3+)
Vietnam | Germany
Business Consulting & Research Analyst
Junior (0-2)
Vietnam | Italy | Germany
Sales & Business Development Coordinator
Junior (0-2)
Vietnam | Italy | Germany
Startup Growth Analyst
Junior (0-2)
Vietnam | Germany
Business Consulting & Research Analyst Intern
Internship
Vietnam
Marketing & Sales Intern
Internship
Vietnam
Innovation Consulting Intern
Internship
Europe

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Locations

Europe

Italy

 

Fast Forward Advisors
Via Vittorio Veneto 24, 39100 Bolzano (Italy)

VAT# IT 02773690215

Germany

 

Fast Forward Advisors Germany GbR
Wattstraße 11, 13355 Berlin (Germany)

Poland

 

W.Jagielly 3, 50-201 Wroclaw  (Poland)

Asia

Singapore

 

Fast Forward Advisors Asia Pte. Ltd.
89 Short St, #09-08A. Golden Wall Center, 188504, Singapore

Singapore ACRA#: 201622688K

Vietnam

 

59 Ngo Thong Phong, Dong Da, Hanoi (Vietnam)