BusinessX identifies sales prospects and helps you close sales
"To enable business growth by exhibiting their credibility, understanding their market, finding new prospects and converting prospects to customers."
BusinessX was built for today's reality where communities and business applications play a vital role in business growth. We take this one step further by creating a safe, verified, and credible, digital business community combined with applications to accelerate growth. BusinessX establishes a new channel for the B2B marketplace, tightly coupling published content to market response, to prospect identification, and then provides tools to convert prospects to customers. Along side the community BusinessX is a suite of innovative business applications that are easy to learn and will change how business is done!
BusinessX is a concept born out of its CEO Shawn Bayati, from his experience as owner and senior executive of three small and medium businesses, which have grown to operate across multiple continents. Despite being in different verticals and being successful in each, three central themes on his road to success as a Small and Medium Business (SMB) owner kept coming to the surface:
SMB's face challenges to break into markets.
The "Noise" around breaking into new markets, competing in existing markets, and keeping a positive cash flow distracts owners from executing best practices.
Business professionals are motivated to focus on delivering results and often feel data entry is a tedious counter productive effort; however, their peers and leaders rely heavily on such data for effective decision-making.
Focusing on the above problems led Shawn to think about solutions to make it easier for an SMB to grow sales by getting visibility and access to new markets while exhibiting credibility and being equipped with best practice applications that drive growth. BusinessX applications ensure real-time data updates without relying on data entry.
shawn bayatiChief Executive Officer
Shawn is an experienced and successful entrepreneur, owner and senior executive of multiple international companies that span across a number of verticals and continents. Shawn is chief missionary and visionary for BusinessX and focused on making a difference for entrepreneurs around the world.
As a versatile executive, Shawn brings experience from a software, business development, engineering and project management perspective where he has founded, co-founded and played a senior leadership role in building and steering several businesses in the Internet, electricity, water & waste water, oil & gas, telecommunication and transportation industries across a number of continents.
Playing a central role in building various types of businesses across several continents uniquely positions Shawn to bring value to business owners and leaders - an enthusiastic passion Shawn aims to deliver via the BusinessX platform.
Additionally, Shawn sits on a number of Boards, including:
- Vice Chairman/CEO at UIS International, an engineering and project management company offering SCADA, Telecommunications, and Substation Automation and Protection Solutions.
- Vice Chairman/Managing Director at BTP Consulting, a management and technology consultancy firm offering clients leadership and technology best practices.
Doug LeitchChief Operating Officer
Doug is a seasoned executive with 35 years experience in technology and business, and is uniquely positioned to provide invaluable direction for Strategy, Marketing, and User Experience at BusinessX.
Doug brings experience from a software perspective with 10 years experience in Software at IBM where Doug developed from local sales management to National Sales Executive, reporting internationally. Additionally, Doug spent 10 years as an Executive with responsibility for new product/solution development, working directly with senior executives of small, medium and large businesses as well as the public sector. After retiring from IBM, Doug continued to leverage his skills and business network as an Entrepreneur, focusing on bringing new, sustainable technologies to market. Creating value propositions for products never before seen was a perfect outlet for Doug's creativity and passion.
Additionally, Doug sits on a number of Boards and committees, including:
- Vice Chair of the Green Connections Network, a not-for-profit corporation focused on educating and mentoring small businesses on sustainable solutions and practices. Doug led the establishment of the organization’s Charter, marketing collateral, and strategy.
- President of the Georgina Green Energy Co-operative, where as an Incorporator and Founding Director of this community-based renewable energy organization, Doug again leveraged his experience to develop marketing collateral, membership recruitment, and is the primary voice to membership, the community, and local municipal councils.
- Doug volunteers extensively, in his local Chamber of Commerce, and in his community where is Vice-Chair of his local Economic Development Advisory Committee, Advisor to Engineers on community communications relating to a state-of-the-art sewage treatment technology, Organizer and speaker at small business seminars, a volunteer mentor to small business, and many more organizations and causes.
Alex BayatiChief Technology Officer
Alex holds a double major in computer science and mathematics as an undergraduate degree and a double major in mathematics and financial engineering for his masters degree. During his undergraduate degree and masters degree Alex worked with his professor to potentially solve a 150 year unsolved math problem which is in current review by leading mathematicians.
With five years experience in design and development of mission critical systems in the electricity, water & waste water, oil & gas, telecommunication and transportation industries, Alex became a critical resource on the team. BusinessX has aptly leveraged his experience and leadership as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the BusinessX technology, and management of the development team.
Additionally, Alex sits on a number of Boards, including:
- Board Member/President at UIS International, an engineering and project management company offering SCADA, Telecommunications, and Substation Automation and Protection Solutions.
- Board member/Consultant at BTP Consulting, a management and technology consultancy firm offering clients leadership and technology best practices.
Inbae AhnChief Revenue Officer
Inbae is convinced he invented Artificial Intelligence in 1985 while still a teenager. The program he wrote on a Commodore 64 prompted the user for their name with “What’s your name” and responded with “Hello” … genius : )
Inbae started his technology career in 2001 as a software developer and quickly rose through the ranks to manage teams and multi-million dollar projects for Telus, British Airways, Indigo and Madison Square Garden. He is also the founder of several technology companies including Polyform Labs which was acquired in 2015 and Hubba - TechVibes Startup of the Year Finalist, and Branham300 Top 25 Startup Award Winner.
Inbae applies his passion for helping other business owners by creating a business incubator in Toronto where he is the Managing Partner. He also instructs a Stanford University based course called StartupWeekend NEXT. He is an advisor to several tech start ups in Toronto and counsels at-risk youth at the Yonge Street Mission. He has been called on to speak at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, OCAD and George Brown’s School of Design. Inbae studied science at the University of Waterloo. His personal mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people in his lifetime.
Mehrshad PezeshkChief Software Architect
Mehrshad is an entrepreneur with a passion in bringing to life the most complex ideas into the digital world through software engineering best practices. With 7 years of experience managing and implementing dozens of web based platforms, Mehrshad plays a critical role in the success of BusinessX as he leads the decisions on software architecture.
Mehrshad has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the university of IESA and a master’s degree in Software Engineering from the university of ESGI.
Additionally, Mehrshad is the Board Member/CTO at Studio-LOL, an engineering firm in the implementation and maintenance of web based platforms
Michael BranchflowerStrategic Partner Executive
Michael Branchflower has 25+ years of international business experience. Early on, Michael served in executive operational roles, including GM and president, with full accountability for P&L, operations, business development, sales, marketing, product innovation and strategic planning, outsourcing execution, and integration responsibilities. More recently, he has worked with companies needing to meet evolving business development, operational and product goals, as he helped them define and execute innovative strategies, leverage networks and resources, and then implement new tools and processes–including operational restructuring.
Michael earned his BNC Business degree from Thames Valley University in the the UK. He is active in supporting entrepreneurial and early stage business ventures and sits on the boards and advisory boards of start-ups in North America and the UK.
Michael resides in Connecticut with his wife and four children. He and his wife are actively involved in their community and in supporting their children’s various athletic and academic pursuits. Michael sits on the Board of Embrace Hope Sandy Hook, an accredited EAGALA program. The program utilizes professionals who use equine assisted therapy to address mental health and human development needs.