Michael A M Davies
Michael is the Founder and Senior Partner of Endeavour Partners. He founded the firm in 2003 to fill the need for strategy consulting explicitly for mobile and digital business and technology decisions. Since Endeavour Partners’ founding, Michael has helped device manufacturers, service providers, and infrastructure providers make strategic decisions and drive innovation. He also works with financial investors and executives in sectors that are increasingly impacted by mobile and digital technology, including retail, healthcare, media, and transportation.
Michael has deep business and technology expertise in mobile and digital domains. He is an expert in technology and business ecosystems, competition and collaboration, and the management of innovation.
Prior to founding Endeavour Partners, Michael held executive and strategic advisory roles with leading firms including Boston Consulting Group, BellSouth International, Braxton Associates, GeoPartners Research and Mars Electronics.
He has also been an entrepreneur, including pioneering the first global system for a mobile communication business outside Europe and the first personal digital assistant with digital connectivity (a predecessor to the modern smartphone).
In addition to his role at Endeavour Partners, Michael is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Guest Lecturer at the London Business School. He holds an MBA from London Business School, and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and the University of Durham.
Sunny Ahn is a Partner at Endeavour Partners. He has worked extensively with technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) service providers, device manufacturers, energy, insurance, logistics and healthcare firms in the US, Europe and Asia. The engagements he has led focus on business models, innovation, transformation strategy, business ecosystem, customer discovery, and new product development. He has a deep understanding of consumer and enterprise purchasing behavior.
He has worked directly with Ofcom in the development of wireless directory and connectivity solutions in the UK telecommunication market as well as on public interest matters involving the US International Trade Commission (ITC). As an industry expert, Sunny has testified in front of the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on the topic of connectivity and directory services.
Prior to joining Endeavour Partners, Sunny was a Founder and CEO of Context Connect, a secure connectivity and transactions provider, where its assets were sold to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He has also worked in senior consulting positions at Ernst & Young and GeoPartners Research, in key business development roles at SAS and as a software developer for the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sunny has held teaching and research positions at MIT, Harvard University and Yonsei University (Korea) on entrepreneurship, transformation strategy, sustainability and IP strategy. He is also a mentor for the National Science Foundation – NSF I-Corp program and the Korea Innovation Center (KIC). He holds a Masters and Bachelors degree from Harvard University.
Leigh is a Manager at Endeavour Partners and works on projects spanning the mobile industry including helping wireless carriers and infrastructure providers where she focuses on device manufacturing and supply chain issues.
Prior to joining Endeavour Partners, Leigh worked as an internal consultant for Bayer Technology Services in Leverkusen, Germany where she identified growth opportunities for her business unit and laid the groundwork to realize those opportunities. Prior to Bayer, Leigh devised a manufacturing strategy for InVivo Therapeutics, which cut its manufacturing time from two weeks to two hours and decreased their raw materials costs by 80 percent, all while improving the environmental impact of the process.
Leigh holds a Master’s Degree in Systems Design and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nitzan is a Manager at Endeavour Partners, where she focuses on client projects in the mobile and telecommunications domains. Since joining the firm she has contributed to business strategy and IP litigation of leading mobile device manufacturers.
Prior to joining Endeavour Partners, Nitzan worked as product applications engineer on MEMS and Sensor Technologies for Analog Devices. There she managed customer relationships and assisted in the development and positioning of new products through identifying market needs and assessing competitive offerings. Prior to Analog Devices, Nitzan was a design engineer at Linear Technology Corporate where she performed circuit design and led product release cycles.
Nitzan has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Henri is the Chief Financial Officer at Endeavour Parnters.
Fannie is the Office Manager at Endeavour Partners.