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Company Introduction & Vision

ThinkSuite was founded on the premise that meaningful relationships can transform our lives, careers and businesses. We believe that targeted high-quality connections can make the process of finding deals faster and more efficient. We are creating an intentional community for private equity and venture capital professionals, built on the principles of enduring relationships and personal growth.

The need for such a next-level community and finding relationships beyond the next deal has never been greater. We are creating a global networking platform that provides thought leadership, deep insights and game-changing connections. We facilitate relationships so that our members can find curated insights, investors, leads, clients and deals.

Our extraordinary network includes limited partners, general partners, leading experts, entrepreneurs, board members and C-suite executives. We seek to engage the brightest minds and facilitate an exchange of ideas in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Our influential and high-powered communities bring exceptional people with complementary interests into the same room. We are reimagining the way human beings interact by fostering an environment that helps you find great transactions without being transactional. These groups are potent catalysts for targeted interactions and collaboration that result in tangible value for members on our network. You make a small investment of time and get a big return in outcome – discussions that lead to deals.

We believe that when you bring to the table really good people, magic happens. It is our mission to create networks where that magic happens on a consistent basis. We prepare the table and give you a seat at the table. Come join us

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a global community for private equity and venture capital professionals, where you can find exceptional limited partners, general partners, talent and acquisition opportunities. We are confident that you will find ThinkSuite to be the smartest place to do deals.

Meet The Team

John Tilak

Cofounder & CEO

John is the cofounder and CEO of ThinkSuite. A former Canadian M&A reporter at Thomson Reuters with expertise covering dealmaking and financial services, he has a proven track record of success in various high-stakes projects.

Felipe Cotrim

Director of Community & Leadership Development

As Head of Community, Felipe leads community building and drives the planning, strategy, and execution of ThinkSuite’s virtual events, pods, and private dinners.

Previously, Felipe cofounded Life Questions Academy, a global emotional intelligence community whose membership has expanded to 18 cities around the world. He is currently pursuing a PhD in management at the University of Lisbon, where he researches leadership development. He is also a lecturer at EU Business School.

Richard Mak

Vice President and Partner, Asia

Richard is Vice President and Partner, Asia at ThinkSuite. He is the Chief Investment Officer of a Single Family Office based in Singapore, and he is leading ThinkSuite’s foray into Singapore and South East Asia, with the goal of building networks and investment opportunities between two continents, as well as connecting North American capital with major governments and institutions in Asia. He has had three decades of investment and capital markets experience in the family office space, with specializations in asset allocation and portfolio management. He has invested in public equities, private equity, automotive manufacturing, high-tech ventures, real estate development and hedge funds.

Fulya Kocak

Partner, Climate Strategy

Fulya Kocak is Partner, Climate Strategy at ThinkSuite. She is a multiple award-winning sustainability thought leader, educator and author. She speaks widely on sustainability issues and teaches multiple sustainability courses on LinkedIn. A pioneer of the green building and ESG movement, Fulya’s experience spans more than two decades as a change agent and subject matter expert in the real estate, design and construction industries. She was previously the SVP of ESG issues at Nareit, the national association representing real estate investment trusts in the United States.

Steven Koinis

Partner, Private Equity

Steven is Partner, Private Equity at ThinkSuite. He was Head of Private Equity, Direct Investments and Special Situations at Abu Dhabi Investment Company, a sovereign wealth fund. He has accelerated investments and financial returns in private equity portfolios with enterprise valuations up to $1B.
He has been Practice Leader and Managing Director, Strategic Growth Advisory and Restructuring at Huron Consulting Group (HURN); Managing Director and CEO of Makan Capital Group, a family office of a prominent royal family; Operating Partner and President of Portfolio Companies at Washington Gas Venture Group; and Chairman and CEO at the Octagon Group of Companies. He has held multiple C-level positions with investment firms. Steven has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sara Dahan

Lead Community Strategist

Sara is ThinkSuite’s key strategist in the development and implementation of the pods, communities, and overall engagement.

As founder and principal at Catalyst Solutions, she has given 3 TEDx talks about community and empathetic leadership. Sara uses her science background – with degrees from MIT and NYU – to integrate the analytical and human elements of community strategy.

Junyu Yang

Director of Data Analytics

Previously Junyu worked as a senior data scientist at LinkedIn, Nike, and VSCO, using data to guide mission-critical decisions for business lines worth billions of dollars. At ThinkSuite, as the Director of Data Analytics, Junyu informs data strategy so ThinkSuite can use data to better serve its community. Junyu is also the cofounder and CEO at innercircle.ooo, building the definitive web3 talent network.

Dennis Sarkozy

Partner and Head of Experience & Community Design

Dennis Sarkozy is a community designer, leadership and executive coach and lifelong learner. As Partner and Head of Experience & Community Design at ThinkSuite, he informs strategy for community development, implementation and experience design.

As principal of Catalyst Solutions, Dennis leads strategy and design consulting for mission-driven organizations to develop thriving communities. He leverages best practices from years in talent development, general management and event design to craft unique and unforgettable community experiences.

Diana Lam

Director of Marketing

Diana was a key partner in the developing ThinkSuite’s branding and communications operations. She now drives ThinkSuite’s marketing, sponsorship, and content activities.

Additionally, she provides operational support for ThinkSuite’s events.

Diana is passionate about working closely with organizations to optimize their branding strategy and digital communications. Her experience includes working with large international tech companies and local businesses to create effective communication and user experiences.

Geoff Scott

Fractional CTO

Geoff provides technology and strategic direction within ThinkSuite. A seasoned leader, he has held senior technology roles at CBS Corp and Princeton Review. Geoff was the former VP of Engineering at DoubleClick, which was sold to Google, where he led a 170-member engineering team.


Eileen Raney
Las Vegas

Former Board Member, Deloitte Touche

Raj Kothari

Board Member, IMCO and Jarislowsky Fraser
Chair, UHN Foundation
Former Vice-Chair, PwC Canada

Amir Banifatemi
Newport Beach

Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, XPRIZE

Thomas Park

Partner, BDC Deep Tech Fund

Juliette-Marie Somerset
Menlo Park

CEO, Somerset Capital

Lisa Rowsell

Former Head, Refinitiv Canada

Get In Touch

Feel free to reach us at contact@thinksuite.co with your inquiries and a ThinkSuite community success member will be in touch.