Başak Ozer is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector. She advises Fortune 500 organizations on innovation and talent, with a particular emphasis on recruiting high-impact leaders with expertise in the areas of IoT, mobile, digital transformation, wearables, consumer internet and big data. Başak also works closely with private equity and venture capital firms to recruit senior leaders to their portfolio companies. She is based in Boston.
Başak has had an extensive career as a high-technology entrepreneur, executive and investor. She has founded and grown venture-backed startups and leading divisions at global corporations. Başak joined the firm from Spica Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm which she founded and which served European and U.S. clients in the high-tech, IoT, health and bio technology industries. Prior to that, Başak was the Global Head of Mobile Applications at Nokia, where she led a business unit that leveraged big data for conceptualizing, developing and marketing mobile apps for the IoT market. Before that, she was an executive team member at two venture-backed big data startups: Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom) and Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple). In both cases, as Chief Product Officer, Başak hired and led cross-functional teams, launched numerous successful products and services and was instrumental in each company’s exponential growth and successful exit. Başak began her career at Honeywell, where she held P&L responsibilities as the European and Global General Manager for their sensors business unit and also served the IoT, health technology, connected home and connected car markets.
A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Başak earned an electrical engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University and moved to the U.S. to obtain an M.B.A. from Michigan State University. She is an advisor at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship and at Indeks Communications.
Technology, Healthcare, Digital Leadership, Technology Officers, Digital