WHO WE ARE
SAYJ is a network of professionals and investors whose aim is to identify and execute growth strategies that maximize stakeholder value. We leverage our collective international experience with early stage, growth, and Fortune 500 companies to advise business leaders about how to expand outside their local regions and what to expect when they do.
SAYJ Global Partners differentiates itself from others by focusing on the following core specializations:
WHO WE SERVE
We work with early and later stage companies in multiple sectors to identify and execute global expansion strategies. Our customized approach addresses the specific complexities companies face as they expand beyond their local regions. We help business leaders fully understand markets, competition, and current local trends in target regional markets, enabling them to launch and drive global growth successfully and with confidence.
Understanding your individual preferences and specific expertise enables us to match your interests with portfolio companies scaling into global markets. Our investor network, SAYJ Global Investors, includes top professionals who live and work internationally, and who appreciate the power of a global approach to investing.
HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS
HealthTech Company (US):
“The deep private investor network each member of the SAYJ Global Partners team brought to the process especially impressed me. I respect both your ability to get things done and your unrelenting attention to how they get done”.
Software Company (Turkey):
“I want to thank you all again for coming on board with us. Without you guys we would literally be in the middle of nowhere with a great product shouting into the wind”.
Consumer Products Company (UK):
“SAYJ Global Partners strategically guided our company and the investors successfully through the entire investment process”.
SaaS Company (Switzerland):
“SAYJ reviewed our investor prospectus materials, searched and identified US and international investors in Europe and Asia”.
MEET THE TEAM
Prior to co-founding SAYJ Global Partners, Judith was President for International Chapter Development and Operations at Keiretsu Forum, a global business angel network based in San Francisco and operating internationally. While in this role, Judith established Keiretsu groups in the EU, Canada, and Asia, lectured extensively at key events (CES, Minorca Millennials, IBM Smart Camp), and judged a variety of international start-up competitions. Judith’s earlier career included Chief Research Development Officer for the Discovery Grant program at the University of California, President and CEO of BARTA-Tech Ventures Network in Silicon Valley, and the Deputy Senior Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of California’s Office of the President. Other early career roles were associated with the state government of California. Judith holds a BA and MJ from UC Berkeley, as well as an MA and EdD from Mills College.
Angel investor, executive management experience in financial services internationally, winner “Women in Private Equity” award (UK), founded angel investing groups in the EU.
Shelley’s corporate management career spans consulting, manufacturing, cleantech and financial services sectors. She held senior management positions with Charles Schwab Corporation in both the Retail and Capital Markets divisions (including overseeing all listed stock and options trading, and was CEO of a joint venture with TD Waterhouse in the UK). She has also founded and grown businesses internationally in multiple sectors, including retail trading, beverages, and business consulting, as well as the Paris and London locations of Keiretsu Forum. She has held Board Director positions on two US Stock Exchanges, as well as advisory roles on pan-European initiatives. Shelley holds a BSc in molecular biology (University of Warwick), an MSc in biochemical engineering (UCL) and an MBA (Fordham University).