Asli has over 20 years of professional experience working in global corporations such as Grant Thornton, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Fidelity Investments, and global angel investment firm Keiretsu Forum.
Her expertise includes corporate development roles particularly in leading strategic partnerships, managing clients through the entire mergers and acquisitions process in parallel with conducting thorough due diligence, active business development, and fundraising / advisory services to growing businesses ranging across various industries.
Among Asli’s accomplishments are establishing and leading the Corporate Finance / M&A division of consulting firm Grant Thornton International in Istanbul, establishing and growing the largest global angel investment firm to become the leading early stage investment venture within the MENAT region and successfully leading its key global initiatives to increase cross border portfolio syndications. She is also leading the West Coast sales initiatives for a global mergers and acquisitions / joint ventures platform, Headwayz.
Asli is a graduate from Northeastern University in Boston with an International Business and Management degree and lives in San Francisco.