Stratevise, an international sales, business development and strategic advisory company, has been launched.
The company was established to provide critical business advice, targeted strategies and hands-on assistance to high-tech companies seeking to enter the global marketplace, expand international sales, and navigate the complexities of cross-border business development. The company leverages the founders’ international commercial experience to assist clients in crafting and executing global strategic initiatives, alliances and deals.
The three founding partners were most recently part of the management team at GET Group’s Passport & ID Division: Gary Christelis, as president & CEO; Rida Baalbaki, as international sales and business development director; and Yvonne Schlaeppi, as general counsel.
Stratevise says its initial area of focus is secure document, credentialing and identity technologies - a sector in which the managing partners have worked together extensively. Alongside select funding partners and business associates, Stratevise is working in other sectors and is pursuing equity investments to bring new technology-based solutions to the international market.
“We are thrilled to continue to work together and bring our skills, experience and creativity in the global security document industry to new businesses and to new fields,” says Christelis. The company says its set of skills is readily transferable to technology areas beyond the security document and credentialing industry. “The feedback so far has been really encouraging,” adds Christelis.