Diplomade

Ahmet Can, Chief Operating Officer

About Ahmet Can

Strategic and innovative business leader with extensive experience in operational & financial leadership in high-growth SaaS companies. Proven results in growing revenue and profits in Enterprise, SMB and Consumer segments. Impactful global management experience in hiring, developing and leading effective cross-functional teams.

Career Journey:

Following a successful investment banking career, Ahmet has held senior leadership roles at several start-ups (pre-seed to Series A) with three exits. He was on the Board and U.S. Country Manager at Phorm, a U.K. publicly listed innovative digital technology company. Ahmet grew the U.S. office from five to 100 employees, playing a major leadership role during the company’s rapid growth to $1 billion capitalization.

 

Following Phorm, he was the first executive hire at innRoad, a SaaS hospitality company where he spearheaded global finance, operations, and customer support. Most recently, he was Head of Finance and Operations at Boomset, a leader in the event technology sector, spearheading the sale to Hopin at a premium valuation.

 

Ahmet has led finance, operations, human resources, and customer success teams in the e-commerce, online advertising, hospitality, and event tech industries. He is interested in working with CEOs/founders of high-growth start-ups that are looking to optimize operations and set a foundation to scale.

Passions and Interests

Travel, Gardening, and mentoring.

Message to Readers:

Always be learning and remember to pay it forward.

Work Experience:

  • Technical Writer | Prismoon Digital Solutions · Freelance
  • Branding Manager, Recruiter | Korrogo
  • Information Technology Trainee | Clarusway

Certifications and Training:

  • Columbia University, graduated Cum Laude. BA Degree in Economics, BA Degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Minor in French.
  • Certification in Frictionless Sales from HubSpot Academy.
  • Presenter at Management Center Turkiye entitled “All the Rules Have Changed”.
  • Member of Society of Columbia Graduates.
  • Mentor at GrowthMentor.
  • Mentor at Odyssey Alumni Network.

Author posts

Why Should Government Agencies Adopt Digital Certificate Technology?
digital-credentials
Gökhan Koçak

Why Should Government Agencies Adopt Digital Certificate Technology?

Digital certificates play an essential role in revolutionizing credentialing processes across different sectors. They go beyond proving qualifications; government agencies also use them as a tool to improve services. Digital certificates have grown popular since the birth of the internet. With digital credentials, people can provide their qualifications and resume

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leveraging digital certificates for freelancers individual trainers
digital-credentials
Ahmet Can

How Can Freelancers And Individual Trainers Leverage Digital Certificates?

Digital certificates have championed the era of remote work, freelancing, and online training. The use of digital certificates is revolutionizing credentialing processes worldwide. Digital certificates offer a reliable way to validate different modes of learning, whether informal or formal. Freelancing and online training have enjoyed massive popularity post-COVID. A report

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digital certificates in hr department
digital-credentials
Ahmet Can

What Role Do Digital Certificates Play in the HR Department?

Digital certificates are essential to human resource management, providing an effective tool to validate achievement and qualifications. Organizations have caught the wave and are continually streamlining their Human Resources (HR) operations by employing effective work flows. Digital certifications, among many other technological advancements, have emerged as invaluable instruments for skill

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blockchain-based digital certificates transform online learning
digital-credentials
Ahmet Can

How Do Blockchain-Based Digital Certificates Transform Online Learning and MOOCs?

Digital certificates provide verifiable proof of knowledge from online courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). They offer a more convenient and cost-effective way to deliver certification for online learning. However, digital certificates face the potential of hacks and data breaches. This vulnerability has led to the introduction of digital

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the demand for a high-skill workforce
digital-credentials
Nalan Kızılelma

Discovering a Highly-Skilled Tech Workforce

As the competition in the business world intensifies,  job seekers find themselves in a challenging environment where the demand for vacant positions is exceptionally high. This scenario has made the recruitment process more complex and demanding for decision-makers who must scrutinize numerous parameters to identify the ideal candidate. The race

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importance of learning development
digital-credentials
Gökhan Koçak

Empowering Learning Development Managers with Diplomade

The emphasis on continuous learning and development as a core component of company culture has never been more pronounced in the evolving corporate landscape. Corporates with a culture deeply rooted in development understand that learning is an endless journey. The focus is on evolution—encouraging employees to evolve alongside the company.

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digital credentials platform
digital-credentials
Ahmet Can

Digital Credentials Platform: A Comprehensive Guide

A digital credentials platform is essential when considering the flaws of traditional paper-based certificates. The introduction of digital transformative methods has caused an increased demand for digital credential platforms. The transition to remote work, online education, and MOOCs resulted in a growing need for reliable digital credential platforms for credentialing

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enhancing brand visibility with cutting-edge credentials
digital-credentials
Gökhan Koçak

How to boost awareness with digital credentials?

In an era where the digital transformation of education continues to accelerate, education businesses face the challenge of not only delivering quality learning experiences but also ensuring their offerings stand out in a crowded market. An effective strategy to enhance brand awareness and marketing is the adoption of digital credentials

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what are micro credentials
digital-credentials
Gökhan Koçak

What Are Micro-credentials and What is the Use Case?

The concept of micro credentials has emerged as a powerful tool used to transform learning and certification processes. As the job market continues to experience a high demand for skill-specific jobs outside the scope of traditional classrooms, micro-credentials offer the perfect way to showcase skills and qualifications. There is a

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chaos of multiform credentials
digital-credentials
Gökhan Koçak

The Chaos of Multiform Credentials

In the current age of information, acquiring knowledge and skills is usually measured by a combination of achievements. Each certificate represents not just an accomplishment but a testament to dedication, passion, and skill mastery. Yet, beneath this tapestry of success lies a lurking challenge: The Complexity of Multiform Credentials. The

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