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Forrest Holleman

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Sauce Labs - Global Alliances and Business Development, Sauce Labs and Advisor and Board Experience, -.

Sauce Labs - Global Alliances and Business Development, Sauce Labs and Advisor and Board Experience, -.

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13 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Enterprise Sales
  • Growth
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

African Middleware Corporation (Pty) Ltd
Global Eyes, Inc
Innov-X SA (Pty) Ltd
Add Venture Capital (Pty) Ltd
Global Eyes, Inc
Add Venture Capital (Pty) Ltd
African Middleware Corporation (Pty) Ltd
Innov-X SA (Pty) Ltd

Advisor

Global Kinetic
Quazar
Altius Envvironmentals
Bluebird
Hipzone
PocketTeller
The New Media Agency
Inala
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Positions

Sauce Labs - Global Alliances and Business Development Sauce Labs July 2014 - present
Advisor and Board Experience - 2000 - present
Founder and General Partner Global Eyes, Inc 2002 - present
VP, WW Strategic Relationships and Business Development Clickatell, Inc. March 2006 - November 2009
Founder and General Partner Add Venture Capital (Pty) Ltd 2000 - 2002
Founder and Chief Executive Officer African Middleware Corporation (Pty) Ltd 1998 - 2000
Vice President, African Operations BEA Systems, Inc. 1996 - 1998
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Innov-X SA (Pty) Ltd 1993 - 1996
Manager, Mediterranean, Middle East and African Territories Novell, Inc 1986 - 1993

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Payments
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Entrepreneur • Venture capital • Business Development • Emerging Markets • SaaS sales • Strategic Partnerships • Enterprise business development • Strategy Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Tad Bogdan
We worked together  •  Head of Sales and Business Development, Tapcentive, Inc..
Forrest is a very experienced consultant to entrepreneurs will who want to expand to an international business model
Mark Carlson
We worked together  •  Co-founder and President, Pocket Teller. Previously Co-founder and CTO, Pocket Teller. George Mason grad.
Forrest is very creative, social and gets his point accross
Mark Carlson
We worked together  •  Co-founder and President, Pocket Teller. Previously Co-founder and CTO, Pocket Teller. George Mason grad.
Forrest is creative, social and gets his point across.
John Pearson
Co-Founder, Instinctive Drives Inc.
Bill McGee
Previously Consultant, Sauce Labs. Previously Senior Vice President, Branded Solutions & Corporate Marketing, Healthline Networks, Inc.. Univers
Forrest is one of the most energetic, creative, and strategic leaders I've had the pleasure of working with. He has a keen business acumen a ... nd is a seemingly endless font of business ideas, alliances, and opportunities. He is extremely articulate, easily masters technical concepts, and can see around corners ... all of that, plus a great sense of humour.
Saro Zargarian
We worked together  •  Director of Sales Operations, ThinkHR. Previously Sr. Manager of Sales Operations, Sauce Labs.
Understands business modeling and is willing to take risks
Saro Zargarian
We worked together  •  Director of Sales Operations, ThinkHR. Previously Sr. Manager of Sales Operations, Sauce Labs.
Experience with managing his own business. Risk taker. Understand the business ROI model
Roy Joseph
We worked together  •  Founder, Adfrap, Adfrap. Previously President, Unity Mobile.
Has the combination of skills that push and guide projects to successful outcomes.
Martin Dolny
We worked together  •  Director, The Joe Slovo Foundation and Director, MODATA.
Many years ago when I had started my first company - Forrest advised me on our go to market strategy which turned out to be very successful. ... Later Forrest greatly assisted in finding mezzanine finance and investment for us to take us to the next level. He became a trusted advisor. Eventually we received (and accepted) a lucrative merger offer
Leeanne Cape
We worked together  •  Director, Quazar. Previously Director, Eluminary Inc.
He has an amazing ability to see the big picture and distill complex sets of data into something everyone can understand. He truly understan ... ds the unique challenges start-ups face as well as organisations migrating from small to big. He has started them, built them and being part of both success and failures. He understands the minds and hearts of entrepreneurs. He is incredibly patient and has the ability to steer leaders to finding the greatness within themselves. He has a keen eye for technology trends and understands what it takes to get a customer to understand what it is you are selling.
Roy Joseph
We worked together  •  Founder, Adfrap, Adfrap. Previously President, Unity Mobile.
Is one of the rare ones that can Do, Manage and Lead efficiently and effectively.
Martin Dippenaar
We worked together  •  MD, Global Kinetic. Previously Technical Architect and Developer, 20twenty/Standard Chartered Bank.
From creating start-up businesses from the ground up to helping Fortune-500 multinationals build and roll out new offerings, Forrest has 25+ ... years of successful experience with early-phase business creation. His diverse skills set makes him ideally suited to early- and mid-stage business units. One of his greatest talents is to create opportunities out of nothing. Involve him up-front with new relationships, projects and challenges to see the biggest impact
Martin Dippenaar
We worked together  •  MD, Global Kinetic. Previously Technical Architect and Developer, 20twenty/Standard Chartered Bank.
Forrest combines intellectual prowess, intuition, a large personal network and experience to create long-term value for startups and Fortune ... 500 companies alike. Immensely likeable and competent, Forrest creates opportunities where none appear to exist. I have the highest regard for him as a business partner and advisor.

John Pearson
Co-Founder, Instinctive Drives Inc.
John is a "whole-brain" thinker, with great attributes in both logic and creative skills.

John Pearson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Instinctive Drives Inc.
John is a very resourceful, tenacious and experienced entrepreneur, with sales, technical and general management experience.

Jay Valentine
We worked together  •  DevOps Accleration, Sauce Labs. Previously Cloud Provisioning and Cost Transparency Sales, VMware. Georgetown grad.
Jay is a well respected, well connected and driven sales professional.

Louis-Marc Germishuys
CEO & Founder, The New Media Agency. Previously Co-Founder www.mydigitallife.co.za, www.mydigitallife.co.za.
Louis-Marc demonstrates great vision, passion and creativity in anything he pursues. Possessing tremendous I.Q. as well as E.Q., Louis-Marc ... is great at pushing the envelope and getting teams to accomplish that which they would not have thought possible.

John E. Campbell
Regional Manager, Saucelabs. Previously Senior Account Executive, Platfora.

Joseph Spears
We worked together  •  Distinguished Engineer, Undisclosed. Previously Senior Director and Chief Software Developer / Architect, Visa.
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