About Us

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About Our Company

Since 1993, we’ve provided strategic business consulting advice to our clients around the world. Founded by Avinash Nichkawde on the values of personalized, practical, cost-effective professional solutions and strategic advice, our ongoing goal is to guide global businesses to succeed in their personal goals — in terms of business. We aim to be the leading one-stop-shop strategic solutions provider globally. Our executive team and advisory board help small to medium-sized businesses buy, grow, start, and manage their business operations in the USA, India, Canada, Australia, and many other countries.

If you need assistance in terms of business brokerage, investment based migration, or growth strategies, we’re here to help. We have a team of professional advisors of various backgrounds and numerous specializations, providing assistance for personalized, practical, and cost-effective solutions. Discover opportunity and find success with tailored solutions from A N Global Consulting.

Global Business Consultants:

Executive Team

Avinash Nichkawde, Founder & CEO

Avinash Nichkawde is an Entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant, and International Business Consultant. He started his tax practice in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and grew to 7,000 clients in four years, he later went into International Education Business and, at peak, managed over 200 employees on top of consulting numerous small to medium companies. He brings vast practical global experience to clients. Born and raised in India, Avinash is an Australian citizen, having lived there for over 20 years and now residing permanently in USA, with travels to over 30 countries. He is known for providing highly cost effective, out of the box practical solutions for business turnaround and growth. Avinash is Advisor to Second Street Capital and iMedGo, Inc., California.

Chris Kassardjian, M & A

Chris has over 30 years of international business experience as the founder and president of several industrial services companies located in West Africa and a mergers and acquisitions boutique firm in British Columbia.

Chris is a graduate of physics, math, and an MBA and BSc holder in Marketing from California State University of Hayward. Chris also brings 15 years of experience in the industrial recycling of waste hydrocarbons to his work.

Chris has years of global mergers and acquisitions experience in numerous countries, and is a very valuable member of our international team.

Dr Robert Quimby, Director Australia

Robert Quimby is an experienced International Business Executive and Consultant. His major experience and expertise specialties are in Leadership Development, International Licensing, Strategic Planning, HR, Business Development, and Marketing.

Robert’s core expertise covers strategic business leadership and planning, change management and business development in private and public sectors especially related to Business, Education, and Health, as well as a strong interest in leadership development, in the business, sport, and health technology sectors.

Robert is a former national Executive Director of Sports Medicine in Australia, and a former COO of a US-based Health/Technology company. He worked with several Fortune 500 companies in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the USA, providing business development on international activities. During 2011-2016 he worked with several Chinese Universities both in China and overseas, and he has taught and led courses in Executive Education at Australia’s leading university, Australian National University in Canberra and Overseas.

Monica Biscoveanu, Director Training

Monica Biscoveanu is a Professional Trainer with a bachelor in Psychology and over 10 years experience in training and coaching individuals, teams, also working with all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan. She has experience working locally and internationally in profit and non-profit sectors. She takes a person-oriented approach where she coach people to find solutions that work for them and their unique circumstances. Monica has a strong passion in making a positive difference in people’s lives. Monica is responsible for creating training programs in line with the corporate and individual needs.

Advisory Board

Eric Hardgrave, VC USA

Eric is the co-founder of Acuity Ventures III, L.P., Acuity Ventures II, LLC, and Acuity Ventures, LLC, and he is in process of launching "Second Street Capital" — the majority of investments in the family of Acuity Funds focus on web-based software. He was also a co-founder of Sand Hill Capital, LLC, a venture fund that provided debt facilities to later stage, emerging growth companies. He has over 25 years of experience in providing debt and related convertible debt financings to high-technology companies in Silicon Valley and across the country. He began his career in commercial banking with Union Bank and later moved on to progressively senior positions with Silicon Valley Bank and the venture capital division of General Bank. Eric received a BA in Economics from Stanford University. At Stanford, he played baseball and received All-American honors, and he went on to play professionally.

Dave Mell, Technology USA

Dave is a leader ever pursuing the expanse of possibility whose career has been a steady progression of new product development. Currently the Director of Operations for CA Accelerator, a venture arm within CA Technologies, Dave engages Founders actively incubating in-house software startup businesses for the purpose of driving organic innovation and growth. Previously, Dave has held various Engineering Management, Product Management, and Program Management positions at successful Silicon Valley startups, including Kana Communications and Wily Technology. He knows well the challenges and complexity of fostering innovation within large enterprises such as CA Technologies. Dave was bitten by the innovation bug early in his career at his first job with Lockheed Martin where he was the engineer responsible for development of a new satellite attitude control rocket engine, leveraging his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from CU Boulder, class of ‘89.

Tony Puls, Funding Australia

Tony is the Founder of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) Limited which has helped thousands of entrepreneurs. For his many years of work in crowdfunding, Tony has been awarded a life membership to the Crowdfunding Institute of Australia (CFIA).

Tony is an SME Funding Strategist. His particular expertise is in developing suitable and practical fund raising strategies for entrepreneurs. Tony is also a licensed real estate agent in Queensland's Gold Coast, and a member of the REIQ, with a diploma of the AREI and is an accredited ResiShare agent.

Dr. Dion Klein, Strategy Australia

Dr. Dion Klein is an Educator, Instructional Writer, Facilitator, and Business and Crowdfunding Strategist at the Chair IT Forum, Gold Coast, Australia.

With over 30 years international experience as an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Klein has taught thousands of people in the areas of business, sports administration, fitness, and health. Using this experience, he writes training and assessment materials for Registered Training Organizations mainly in the areas of sport, fitness, recreation, and health qualifications. Additionally, he has assisted business owners, companies and not-for-profits in many ways, including developing their business via marketing and sales, analyzing market research, shifting mindset and culture, executing strategy, increasing productivity, securing fundraising, and increasing workplace well-being. His focus is educating individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs on how to construct a successful campaign to attract funds. Peers consider him a connector, an innovator, and a strategist. Having owned companies in the areas of IT, business consulting, travel, sport, fitness, corporate health, and education, he offers a plethora of experiences to draw upon in order to drive solutions.