THE VALUE SEARCH TEAM
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Our team

 

 

José Agustín Catalá, Escaldes-Engordany

José Agustín Catalá, Escaldes-Engordany

Founder, Managing Director

Helping my clients to do better business is always challenging and motivating. The most pleasurable part of my work is identifying, recruiting, and leading an exceptional team of talented professionals to create one of the strongest independent Value Management practices in the world.

Past: McKinsey, Roland Berger, SAP

Important fact I play drums and have played non-stop since I was 11 years old!

Marco Alves, Lisbon

Marco Alves, Lisbon

Director

I’m especially motivated by the fact that we help to encourage mutual and beneficial transactions for our clients and their customers that would otherwise be put on hold or not made at all. Collaborating with clients and embedding this capability in their sales organisations is the cherry on the top.

Past: AT Kearney, Strategos, Portugal Telecom (Altice)

Important fact: I play the guitar and soccer and I find it relaxing to prototype small applications.

Victor Arias, Barcelona

Victor Arias, Barcelona

Director

Being a Business Value Manager allows me to communicate with many people across different industries worldwide. I am very thankful for what I learn from our customers: it motivates me to be up to the challenges of delivering relevant, insightful, information, which they can use to address their business challenges successfully.

Past: Nae Consulting, France Telecom, British Telecom

Important fact: If you want to meet me outside work, you will have to come to the golf course!

Klaus-Ulrich „Uli“ Feiler, Munich

Klaus-Ulrich „Uli“ Feiler, Munich

Director

Helping clients to improve their performance as a group or individually, as well as add value to their business, working within a great team, inspires and motivates me. The Value Search Team are dedicated and highly motivated professionals that can add tremendous impact and create value for their clients!

Past: Bankers Trust, Roland Berger, Teradata

Important fact: Music has accompanied me all my life – whether I perform it myself or listen to it, whether it is man-made or comes from nature, I enjoy it very much. My other interests and curiosity extend well beyond this.

Manel Toril, Barcelona

Manel Toril, Barcelona

Senior Manager

I have worked in consulting in several countries (technology and strategy) and I have seen the “tick consulting style”: once one gets a customer, he will suck all his blood without offering real aid. I want to change this vision, taking consultancy to another level by doing things that truly help customers.

Past: Qtel, Du, Vodafone, Ono, Entrepreneur

Important fact: I like to discover new things in every moment: for this reason, I love nature, rock-climbing, and travelling to the most isolated regions to observe new cultures.

Enrique Velazquez, Caracas

Enrique Velazquez, Caracas

Senior Manager

Helping companies realize value is a wonderful opportunity for continuous learning. At The Value Search Team we work globally, across numerous industries and different markets, and we manage to use our business acumen and resources to serve our clients in the best possible, value-oriented way. It is an extremely rewarding job, being able to witness value realization and become a better business professional in the process.

Past: Millicom, Verizon, Empresas Polar

Important fact: Happily married and father of 4, I became a retired adventure bike rider after being outvoted in family council. Guess I'll try golf...

Duarte Chaves, Lisbon

Duarte Chaves, Lisbon

Manager

It is amazing to be part of such a great, modern, and international company that work together in the most productive and collaborative way. Participating in the digital transformation of the world by delivering top notch solutions to our customers, with the greatest impacts on results, is exciting!

Past: Vodafone, Galp Energy, Entrepreneur

Important fact: I love to connect with nature – I explore the world, sail the oceans, and meditate with self-consciousness, so that I can really feel it!

Elena Diez, Dublin

Elena Diez, Dublin

Manager

I joined the team excited to be part of a flexible, forward-thinking, and agile business. At TVST people are valued assets, empowered and given opportunities to be part of the growth of the company. Engaging and working closely with our clients, focusing on value-driven initiatives, and providing real-time support is what we excel at. I am excited to see the evolution of the company and the success of our clients as a result.

Past: Cima, Lego, Sabmiller, Chep

Important fact: I believe in the lasting positive effects of woman empowerment and environmental consciousness. In my day-to-day do my best to enjoy a healthy, fit, energetic, vegan, happy life!

Noelia Gomez, Madrid

Noelia Gomez, Madrid

Manager

I love helping people to find solutions to their business problems. Conveying value propositions and allowing customers to see through software functionality into the value it delivers fits perfectly well into this passion of mine: and here I have an advantage: it also helps to increase sales!

Past: Unit4, Basware, Proactis

Important fact: I can’t stay still (have ants in my pants) so I will engage in all kinds of activities involving lots of movement: Zumba, spinning, body combat… you name it!

José Maria Guedes, Lisbon

José Maria Guedes, Lisbon

Manager

As a child, I always had the curiosity of knowing how things worked, disassembling everything I could find and trying to make it better. When given the opportunity to study a company and improve performance, it's always a challenge I'm up for. Being part of a team with a diverse set of skills has helped me develop new ways of thinking, which I can then apply to my work.

Past: Man Group, Renova

Important fact: Any sport with an engine is my type of sport. I was the Portuguese national vice champion of karting in 2006!

Alexandra Lipasova, Barcelona

Alexandra Lipasova, Barcelona

Manager

I have always liked analytical work, whether in academia (I am currently doing a PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra) or in the world of business. TVST, a company which values I share, adheres to the highest quality standards and I am proud to be a part of it.

Past: Nielsen, Mars, BenQ

Important fact: I can do a “monkey leap” and used to be a part-time journalist writing about movies and gigs. Recently I started taking boxing classes!

Libertad Siqueira, Tenerife

Libertad Siqueira, Tenerife

Manager

I enjoy helping customers to improve their sales efficiency, get a better use of their strategic resources, and accelerate their digital transformation. My willpower and flexibility help me to adapt to new challenges every day, in a business context where those skills are crucial.

Past: Universidad de La Laguna, King´s College, Technische Universität Bergakademie

Important fact: I love music and dancing and I am a yoga practitioner.

Andrejs Solomenikovs, Alicante

Andrejs Solomenikovs, Alicante

Manager

I enjoy complicated challenges that require both advanced analytics and good old common sense. TVST is a great place to be around great personalities and professionals virtually from all around the world.

Past Cranfield School of Management, Daugavpils University, AS Grindeks

Important fact I enjoy playing hard rock riffs on my electric guitar, scaring away the neighbours!

Agustina Maria Biscotti, Buenos Aires

Agustina Maria Biscotti, Buenos Aires

Consultant

The biggest pleasure of my work is to understand the needs and strategies of my clients by using the best research practices to add value to their business, keeping their goals and objectives in sight. I give my clients the best counselling to add value to their daily work, providing them with the latest tools in the market that best apply to their industry and business.

Past: Ford Motor Company

Important fact: I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures, spending time with my family. My favourite sport is skiing, so when I can go to the mountains, I do, no doubt!

Ivana Blazevic, Munich

Ivana Blazevic, Munich

Consultant

Accelerating digital transformations, building international relationships, and creating value within a company are a few reasons that motivate me and make me proud to be a part of such a successful and professional team.

Past: Publicis Sapient, ISS Security, Melbourne Rebels RU

Important fact: Creating memories with my three children and practising sports while in nature keeps my life in balance.

Mafalda Brumester, Lisbon

Mafalda Brumester, Lisbon

Consultant

I’ve always loved to work closely with people, learning from their experience and improving together as a team. In The Value Search Team I am able to keep growing professionally, with a fantastic group of individuals. As a consultant I have learnt the importance of listening to clients and really understanding their needs, so that we can offer the best solutions for them.In the value search team I am able to keep growing professionally, with a fantastic group of individuals. As a consultant I’ve learnt the importance of listening to clients and really understand their needs so that we can offer the best solutions for them.

Past: Ernst & Young, BSc Economics

Important fact: During my free time, there is nothing better than being able to dance or read a book in the middle of nature.

Rubén Campos, Barcelona

Rubén Campos, Barcelona

Consultant

Helping companies to succeed is what most motivates me in my work. I feel very privileged to work with a fantastic group of talented individuals from all around the world. I'm always ready to take on new challenges and willing to learn something new.

Past: Nae, ContecNow, Huawei, Vodafone

Important fact: I love travelling, getting to know new cultures, and enjoying their regional cuisine. In the meanwhile, I like discovering new spots in my hometown.

Maria Casado, Dublin

Maria Casado, Dublin

Consultant

I love being part of a team with so many diverse skills, where we can learn from each other while helping clients achieve the most from their business through digital transformation. As a former postdoctoral researcher, I can apply my skills to thoroughly analyse a company and find ways to improve their performance – a task that is always challenging and motivating for me.

Past: University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University of Dublin.

Important fact: My latest hobby is gardening: I love growing vegetables and fruit plants from seedlings to harvesting. I love observing every stage they go through and find it extremely rewarding when they start producing.

Natalia Levitskaya, Moscow

Natalia Levitskaya, Moscow

Consultant

For a company or a business project it is particularly important to have a realistic understanding of their areas for improvement. Identifying the key operational obstacles is the first step towards finding solutions, but It's hard to spot the problems from within the company. I am happy to work for TVST and help clients to gain better understanding of their improvement potential and support them on their way to new business heights.

Past: Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences

Important fact: I am fond of wild nature and camping trips, especially kayaking trips and rafting.

Veronica Matheus, Minnesota

Veronica Matheus, Minnesota

Consultant

Understanding the nature of a company and the value creation within its industry is what stimulates me most professionally. I have been able to feed that passion in a variety of roles over the years – and now in The Value Search Team. Working at a company that offers interesting work, future potential, and does so in a flexible environment has been a dream-come-true. I feel very privileged to bring my experience and skillset and work within a team of talented, international, people.

Past: Anheuser Busch Inbev, SAB Miller PLC, Cerveceria Polar

Important fact: I love family life and spending time in nature with my two young children. I also love playing any type of sports but cycling around parks and canoeing in great lakes is what I enjoy the most.

Jonás Melián Ramos, Madrid

Jonás Melián Ramos, Madrid

Consultant

Analysing both financial and non-financial information to generate added value for our customers is exciting. Every day in TVST gives an opportunity to learn and contribute to a better company. This wouldn't be possible without all members of the team.

Past: EY, University of La Laguna, entrepreneur

Important fact: Concentration is the most powerful tool to be successful. In my spare time I enjoy sports, reading and resting, as these are my keys to good concentration.

Daniela Montañes, Madrid

Daniela Montañes, Madrid

Consultant

I’m enthusiastic, positive, perfectionist and organised. I believe that whenever you are going to do something, you must give 101% (or more!). Under this focus, I give the best of myself to TVST, so together with my colleagues, we can generate the best results for our customers and build a stronger and more powerful team.

Past: Leones del Caracas Baseball Club and Publicidad Edison

Important fact: I support those who are passing through tough health situations or have reduced resources.

İrem Özden, Munich

İrem Özden, Munich

Consultant

I feel so lucky to play a role in a diverse, talented, and experienced team, providing me with an opportunity to improve myself continuously and, as a result, to better contribute to our business. I find it exciting to follow emerging technologies and to support our customers in different industries by analysing their position in the market and proposing the best solutions to maximize their value.

Past: PTV Group, D4R7 Construction (PORR AG – Ferrovial JV)

Important fact: Travelling is so exciting for me – I really like to see new places, get to know new cultures and try different food. Playing badminton and hiking always make me feel better too!

Emre Uygur, Rome

Emre Uygur, Rome

Consultant

Working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team together with open-minded professionals always excites me – we all learn many things from each other and contribute to developments, approaches and solving a problem from different perspectives. I believe that this is one of the fundamental principles of success.

Important fact: I love cooking and I love working on performance optimization of liquid propellant rocket engines: I think they are similar – for both, you need to be incredibly careful with ratios!

Kristel Garcia, PSF Andorra

Kristel Garcia, PSF Andorra

Administration Manager

It is amazing working in a multicultural company: The Value Search Team is equipped with excellent and experienced professionals that have walked in different paths and have different perspectives. From each other we acquire a level of knowledge and a broader level of thinking that make projects more exciting and more successful as a result.

Important fact: Basically, I love singing and participating in different solidarity races. I also really appreciate nature – I like going hiking and discovering the different plants which only grow in the mountains.

Margarita Solomenikova, Alicante

Margarita Solomenikova, Alicante

Marketing Manager

TVST is a place where everyone is treated as a valuable individual, where creative thinking is appreciated and encouraged. I've never seen a company with a better management style and work-life balance.

Important fact: I'm a part-time Pole Fitness Instructor – my students' improvements are what makes me truly happy!

Charlotte Ayre, Devon

Charlotte Ayre, Devon

English Editor

A firm believer in the power of positive communication, and with a lifelong passion for the written word, I enjoy applying my linguistic knowledge and bringing my experience of language analysis to streamline English language use in a business context. I feel truly fortunate to be part of TVST and work within a multinational group of such inspiring professionals, helping to deliver concise and flawless business value to companies worldwide.

Important Fact: I love to travel. Borneo is my favourite destination to date – but I also enjoy exploring Europe in my VW campervan! (and I always take a book to get lost in too!)