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The Athena Group of Companies Team
is made up of some of the smartest and most likeable
people on the planet.

Our Executives
have rich backgrounds in a variety of industries, and our
company employs the best talent available in every segment
of our business.

  • Sam Bourgi
    Sam Bourgi
    Senior Policy Advisor
  • Bernard Nassif
    Bernard Nassif
    Former General Manager of L'Oreal Europe
  • Andrea Wall
    Andrea Wall
    International Accounting Expert
  • Jace Ross
    Jace Ross
    Senior Marketing Consultant
  • David Acosta
    David Acosta
    Marketing Strategist | Social Media Marketing Expert
  • Roy Nawfal
    Roy Nawfal
    Operations Manager

Presence in over 30 countries
Supporting start-ups, existing companies and institutions.


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Mario Nawfal
CEO
Jake Anderson
COO

Throughout my life there has been many adversities which have shaped me for the better. I come from a military background which led to a career in sales. From Sept 2015 – Jan 2016 I was hospitalized, the recovery period molded me and has made me an incredibly resilient person. I am now back and in action, loving the growth throughout all areas of my life. The adventures that my career entails keeps me passionate and engaged. I gain immense satisfaction educating individuals and teams around how to grow their business and truly add value to their clients and everyone involved.

I have worked in various fields including, Sales, Account Management, Recruitment, Business Development, promotional work which included managing EXPO’s all across the country.

It has been an interesting experience as my skills have been intertwined in many ways which has led to me becoming an expert and thought leader in Holistic Nutrition, Cannabis, Hemp, CBD and Big Agriculture.

I genuinely love to help people – feel free to message me

Sam Bourgi
Senior Policy Advisor

(Based in Canada)

Sam Bourgi is a financial market writer, content strategist and senior advisor whose career has spanned the private, government and not-for-profit industries. His work has been featured in some of the world’s foremost financial news outlets, including Barron’s, CBOE and MBA. He has produced authoritative reports for industry and government in the fields of fin-tech, labor market economy and emerging technologies.

His foray into blockchain began as early as 2013 and now includes high-level editorial posts for some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency websites. Sam supports IBC Group by providing marketing, content strategy and business development in the areas of token raises, ICO analysis and market placement. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from McMaster University, with a focus on economic policy and global political economy.

Bernard Nassif
Former General Manager of L'Oreal Europe

(Based in the UK)

Bernard is a management visionary, climbing the ranks of the global conglomerate L’Oreal ($106.6 Billion) to claim a Managing Director role for L’Oréal Europe. Bernard has had over 20 years of management experience, in some roles managing in excess of 250+ employees. His expertise was the infiltration of the company’s core framework, and reorganization through a multitude of cutting edge management techniques designed to launch the company towards success. He was hailed at L’Oreal for his skill and travelled globally to countries such as Australia, France, Canada and Spain, resolving high profile management situations and improving company performance.

As Bernard continued to climb the ladder, he grew homesick and decided to pursue his family life. However, not to be taken lightly, Bernard is now Managing Director of Froothie UK & Ireland, Froothie being a multi-million dollar global company. Furthermore, Bernard is an Associate Partner at Tinderbox Consulting, providing strategic advisory services with top line growth and profit improvement through winning strategies and effective sales, marketing and team improvements.

Andrea Wall
International Accounting Expert

(Based in Australia)

Andrea has over 15 years’ experience in the field of accounting and finance. Andrea has in-depth knowledge of an extensive range of accounting softwares and has experience in supervising and managing small and large finance teams. She has worked in companies ranging from $30 million to $1.2 billion dollar revenue. Andrea has been responsible for the redesign and creation of management reports for global companies employing in excess of 700 people.

Her specialty in preparing, analyzing and managing financial accounts allows Andrea to develop and implement the accounting structure for small and large corporations. Andrea has been directly and indirectly involved in over 40 countries, helping businesses grow internationally at a rapid pace.

Jace Ross
Senior Marketing Consultant

(Based in the USA)

Jace Ross is a senior marketing consultant who specializes in taking a data-driven approach to paid advertising and conversion rate optimization testing. In addition to focusing on strategies based on analytical data, Jace believes in transparency with his clients and having results-based relationships. Through his leadership and drive, Jace has helped his marketing agency Disruptive Advertising accomplish the following:

Jace and his team also have partnerships and dedicated support teams with Facebook, Google, Bing, Unbounce, VWO, Optimizely, and are partnered with Adobe to perform analytics and CRO services using Adobe Target & their analytics tools.

Jace is eager to help anyone in any way that he can with their Conversion Rate Optimization or Paid Advertising efforts. He’s always happy to walk any business owner through a complimentary audit of their marketing strategies and help identify areas that could be improved.

David Acosta
Marketing Strategist | Social Media Marketing Expert

David Acosta specializes in Social Media Marketing and Lead Generation for several industries, including the Real Estate, Cryptocurrency and Restaurant industries. David has been featured on Esquire.com, The NY Times, The Boston Globe and ESPN and am currently a Contributing Writer at The Huffington Post. He was born and raised in the U.S. and has impeccable language and communication skills. As a Consultant and Strategist, he stays ahead and current on the latest Strategies, Algorithms and Studies assuring that clients get the very latest and cutting edge in Marketing. If you’re looking for REAL results, I’m the person you want to bring on to your team.

Roy Nawfal
Operations Manager

(Based in Melbourne)

Previously acting CFO of a successful global ecommerce business and current consulting CFO for industry leading blockchain service provider IBC , Roy has extensive knowledge and experience in start-ups and has been instrumental in the success of all companies he has worked with. Roy also has an extensive list of contacts through his experience that allows him to provide the services required for global scaling.