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Ahmet Can

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

I am a catalyst for companies that are looking to grow. After five start-ups with two successful exits, I can help you scale your company.

I am a catalyst for companies that are looking to grow. After five start-ups with two successful exits, I can help you scale your company.

3 vouches

Involved In


Stealth Travel Startup


Paired Media
Phorm, Inc.


SVP Human Capital and Business Development Choice Home Warranty March 2016 - present
Founder Stealth Travel Startup December 2015 - present
Adviser Bryant Park Advisers May 2014 - present
SVP, Finance and Human Resources innRoad, Inc. October 2012 - January 2014
SVP Operations and Customer Success innRoad, Inc. January 2009 - October 2012
Senior Vice President, Operations YP September 2008 - December 2008
Chief of Staff and Board Member Phorm, Inc. February 2005 - May 2008
Vice President Product Development MeMedia (formerly December 2001 - January 2005
International Marketing Manager Net2Phone December 2000 - December 2001
International Marketing Manager, EMEA March 1999 - November 2000
Vice President Greenwich Capital Markets September 1994 - February 1999
Producer / On-Air Talent Voice of Anatolia February 1994 - September 1994
Associate Goldman, Sachs & Co. August 1988 - February 1994
Legal Assistant White & Case 1985 - 1988


Columbia University in the City of New York Economics, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures 1984 - 1988
Stuyvesant H.S. Architecture 1981 - 1984
Nisantas Anadolu Ingiliz Lisesi 1980 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

HR • Business Development • Startup Operations • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm interested in advising those who are passionate about their idea and have taken a degree of personal risk to pursue their business model. You should have a clear understanding of what makes your idea/product different than current offerings in the marketplace, barriers to entry and how you think you can scale. I will give you strategic input based upon my experience scaling companies and can save you time by counseling you on how to avoid pitfalls.

Vouches Received

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Carolina Abenante
We worked together  •  SVP and Advisor, Cypress Ventures, Inc.. Previously VP/Sr. Director Strategic Alliances & Policy, Phorm. Harvard Business School grad.
He has been extremely successful in the past in over seven entrepreneurial endeavors. He is strategic, driven and communicative. He understa ... nds where the new trends are going and how to capitalize on them.
Scott Klein
We worked together  •  Co Founder/CEO, Student Consulting Group
He understands the true vision of what makes businesses become a success.
Yasin Abbak
We worked together  •  Paired Media | Co Founder | CEO Rethinking offline advertising.
Experienced, connected, and a blast to work with. Ahmet is a powerhouse of an advisor. To us, the best part is that he knows when to step fo ... rward and when to step back to best fill in the gaps that a quickly scaling startup needs.

Jon Earley
We worked together  •  IT Operations Manager, innRoad. Previously Business Operations Manager, innRoad. Cornell grad.
Jon is one of the most skilled employees whom I have ever hired. He started the job at innRoad and added value on day 1. He is incredibly sm ... art, has great technical and customer skills and is very resourceful. He is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and can manage many facets of a company's operations. I would work with Jon again in a heartbeat.

Scott Klein
Co Founder/CEO, Student Consulting Group
Scott is a bright, motivated and successful entrepreneur. He has identified a real need for the large and growing student loan market and is ... providing a great service for those in need. Scott has had to scale his business back during challenging times and is now poised once again for growth. His perseverance and dedication to the business will ensure his continued success.

Scott Klein
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder/CEO, Student Consulting Group
Scott has taken risks and knows when to scale back. His company faced some difficulties in the past and is now revamping in a lean manner. H ... is business model makes sense and they are poised for growth. Scott is also an all-around great guy with a great disposition.

Bryn Joseph Williams
We worked together  •  Previously Director of Strategic Accounts, StayNTouch. Previously Director of Awesome, innRoad. Cornell grad.
Bryn is someone who is willing to take a risk. He was very successful working with me in an entrepreneurial environment and had several role ... s including customer support, sales and project management. He is quite intelligent, resourceful and knows work-arounds to problems.