Our Team

Our team consists of seasoned corporate services professionals from Ottavia and world-class technologists from the team that created the CorporateServices.com platform. Ottavia was launched in 2016 to deliver the full range of corporate, accounting, and immigration services to Singapore-based firms under the country’s revised regulatory framework. In contrast with the ossified business models of legacy providers, Ottavia aimed to create a nimble, customer-centric model that can deliver superior service at a lower cost by taking advantage of changes in technology, customer needs, and regulations. As a culmination of that vision, Ottavia and CorporateServices.com partnered in 2018 and we are now offering industry-leading service at an extremely attractive value proposition.

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Key Members of Ottavia

The Ottavia team is led by the following individuals.

Eddy Putra
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Eddy heads Ottavia group operations, ensuring that the team provides seamless corporate services to our clients.

Eddy is an experienced chartered accountant and alumnus of Deloitte Singapore. After Deloitte, he gained commercial experiences during his tenure with a publicly listed firm where he was involved with the management of day-to-day finance operations, corporate structuring, M&A activities, and corporate compliance and regulations.

Immediately prior to joining Ottavia, Eddy was the head of the Accounting and Tax Group of another Singapore-based corporate services firm; he specialized in global client advisory for business expansion and corporate migration to Singapore.

His clients have grown to appreciate Eddy for actionable, practical and easy-to-understand advice. His vast experience with clients from many countries with vastly different tax and regulatory frameworks has given him a global perspective to the needs of international clients. His insights and practical advice have won deep loyalty from clients as is evidenced by the numerous glowing testimonials he has received.

Eddy is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and holds a degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU).

Hannah Wee
TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Hannah works closely with our team of experienced accounting professionals to ensure efficient, timely and accurate completion of accounting, tax and payroll services for clients. With her in-depth and hands-on experience in financial reporting, taxation and payroll, she is able to provide insightful guidance and actionable recommendations to clients. Hannah has extensive experience in liaising with auditors, IRAS officers and business leaders to help resolve specific tax or accounting issues for clients.

Prior to joining Ottavia, Hannah was part of the finance team at one of Singapore's leading real estate companies; she has also worked for several years with another leading Singapore-based corporate services firm where she specialized in global client advisory for business expansion and corporate migration to Singapore.

Hannah is an associate member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

David Ten
CLIENT RELATIONS

David heads the client service team. He is a Singapore incorporation and immigration specialist with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer relations in Malaysia and Singapore. David has been involved with the corporate services industry for several years and has in-depth knowledge and expertise in the company formation procedures.

Prior to joining Ottavia, David was part of another leading Singapore-based corporate services firm specializing in global client advisory for business expansion and corporate migration to Singapore. He has assisted hundreds of local and foreign entrepreneurs, as well as, foreign companies (based in USA, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia). He has advised these clients about the setup of subsidiary companies in Singapore and about obtaining the required work visas for staff. A dynamic individual with engaging personality, David is the right person if you are looking to incorporate a company or simply do business in Singapore.

David holds a bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Information System from Curtin University of Technology (Perth Campus), Australia.

Yana Selamat
CORPORATE SECRETARIAL SERVICES

Yana has over 10 years of experience in managing and handling corporate secretarial and immigration services. Together with her team, she is responsible for ensuring that the companies under her care conduct themselves within the Singapore regulatory environment, including compliance with the Singapore Companies Act and other relevant rules and regulations of Singapore government.

Prior to joining Ottavia, Yana was a senior member of another leading Singapore-based corporate services firm specializing in global client advisory for business expansion and corporate migration to Singapore. Her consistent delivery of quality service had won her various excellent references, from clients and colleagues alike.

Yana strongly believes in providing the highest quality and personalized services to her clients; this is reflected in the glowing praise she consistently receives from her clients. Yana holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Tiffany Gonzales
IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Tiffany is an experienced consultant who specializes in Singapore Company Formation and immigration visas. She has helped many talented professionals, directors and business entrepreneurs in setting up their businesses and securing their visa approvals. Prior to joining Ottavia, she was a senior member of another leading Singapore-based corporate services firm specializing in global client advisory for business expansion and corporate migration to Singapore. Her competency and proactive approach won her many glowing references from clients and colleagues alike. Her clients value her as someone who provides sound advice and judgement in helping companies to navigate through the incorporation and immigration process and avoid any potential pitfalls.

Tiffany obtained her Certificate of Employment Intermediaries (CEI) and is certified by the Ministry of Manpower. She holds a diploma from Centro Escolar University, Philippines.

Fenniwaty Suwardi
TAX SERVICES

Fenniwaty is a senior member of our Tax and Accounting team. She has extensive experience with all salient accounting functions within a Singapore-based company including financial reporting system development, tax filing preparation, and payroll management. She often acts as an advisor to business leaders in developing and defending the tax optimization strategies for their enterprises. Fenniwaty has extensive experience in liaising and negotiating with IRAS officers to resolve tax disagreement as well. She is extremely well-regarded by her clients for her promptness and for the attention to detail in her work; clients particularly appreciate the fact that she does not presume that information provided to her is completely accurate, rather she performs her own research and analysis to ensure the accuracy and quality of her group's assignments. She has consistently earned glowing praise from her clients.

Prior to joining Ottavia, Fenniwaty was part of another leading Singapore-based corporate services firm specializing in global client advisory regarding business expansion and corporate presence establishment in Singapore.

Fenniwaty is an associate member of the CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance degree from the University of London.

Technology Team

The CorporateServices.com team is led by the following individuals.

Amardeep Misha
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Amardeep has been an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to several technology, healthcare, and education firms. He was a founder of the first integrated multi-speciality outpatient healthcare facility in Bangalore; it was acquired by Apollo Hospitals. He was an early investor in DTDC — India’s largest express delivery network and logistics firm — that now handles more than 12 million shipments every month, and provides employment to over 35,000 people. He was a founder of Singapore's leading business services firm that provides outsourced accounting, company administration and compliance services (acquired by Hawksford in 2014). He was an early investor in Tinker Square, an AI startup that was acquired by Google in August, 2014. Amardeep was a founder of Edify Learning whose primary product EdifyAssess was acquired by Silverback Learning Solution in 2017.

Amardeep developed education industry’s first cloud-based Learning Management System platform that was acquired by Pearson. He also designed and developed one of the first online learning platform (that presaged the MOOC wave) for delivering complete graduate programs over the internet (acquired by 2u). He is currently incubating a cloud-based workflow-centric application platform.

Amardeep has been an advisor to several startups and Fortune 500 firms including BofA, Citibank, Oracle, Yahoo, AOL, AT&T, Verizon, FedEx, DHL, UPS, Intel, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, etc. through his consulting firm that provides technology advice and software development services to clients worldwide. He has also invested in several award-winning restaurants in California (Lucques, AOC, Tavern, and The Hungry Cat).

He received a B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi where he graduated at the top of his class and received the President’s Medal. He also holds an MS degree in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at the University of California at Berkeley.

Pardeep Boparai
FOUNDER & CEO

Pardeep has deep experience in Singapore's corporate services industry. He was a founder and CEO of a leading corporate services firm that was acquired by Hawksford in 2014. Pardeep's experience with the corporate services industry of Singapore has led him to recognize the inefficiencies in the current labor-intensive business model of this market segment. He saw how this model ill serves all its key stakeholders; it results in a poor experience for customers, low margins for the service providers and error-prone compliance for the government. Pardeep architected CorporateServices.com from the ground up to remove these inefficiencies and to fundamentally transform the industry.

Pardeep's entrepreneurial journey started in 1995 when he left Oracle and co-founded a Silicon Valley-based software consulting firm. Since then, he has founded and successfully exited several startup ventures in diverse fields across the globe.

Pardeep completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from Lviv Polytechnic Institute - one of the leading educational institutes in Ukraine. He pursued Ph.D. studies in Artificial Intelligence at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute before moving to California. Pardeep currently lives in Singapore and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.

Singapore-focused corporate service providers who are interested in adopting our technology platform and transforming their business model should contact Pardeep for strategic partnership inquiries. He can be reached at pboparai[at]CorporateServices[dot]com

Mohit Thawani
VP, OPERATIONS

Mohit has extensive experience in developing technology solutions for the legal and business services industry. He has been part of the founding team of two startups (acquired by Open Text and Intapp) that delivered legal compliance solutions for some of the largest global law firms.

Mohit has held leadership positions at two startups as well as public companies. He has lead global teams with P&L responsibility in several functional areas including Product Management, Product Marketing, Sales Management, Partner and Business Development, and Strategic Alliances.

With a deep focus on compliance and automation, Mohit has advised and helped implement Compliance and Risk Management solutions at some of the largest law firms and consulting organizations in the US and Europe. Mohit has sold and implemented software solutions for 65% of the top 200 law firms in the US, including every one of the top 20 US law firms. He has done the same for several Magic Circle UK law firms, and Big Four accounting firms. Mohit has managed C-level relationships with Skadden Arps, Baker McKenzie, White and Case, Akin Gump, Clifford Chance, and Allen & Overy. His deep experience in compliance and automation undergirds his product management and business development roles at CorporateServices.com.

Mohit holds a BS in Information Technology; he also earned an Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation.

Elizabeth Twaddell
VP, LEGAL CONTENT AND RESEARCH

Elizabeth provides guidance for our team to ensure that the workflows and compliance-related legal content that we provide on our platform meet the highest standards of accuracy and quality. She has previously worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County, California and for the law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now part of Arnold & Porter LLP). She has also clerked for Chief Judge David Levi of the United States District Court.

Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in San Jose, California. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Achieve Tahoe, a non-profit organization that provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities, with a special focus on Veterans.

Elizabeth received her BA from Brown University and her JD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Advisors

John Katzman
ADVISOR

John is the founder of several companies (two of which became significant public firms); in each, he has brought together incredible people and helped them create transformative services, compelling cultures, strong returns for investors, and great outcomes for customers.

Shortly after leaving college, John founded and then ran The Princeton Review which helped half of the students applying to U.S. colleges and universities each year find, get into, and pay for school. In 2008, he founded and was the CEO of 2U, which helps Harvard University, Yale University, University of Southern California, Georgetown, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington University, Northwestern University and other great institutions build and run high-quality online degree programs.

Currently, John heads The Noodle Companies, a conglomerate of four subsidiaries serving the K-12 and postsecondary education markets. Noodle.com is a search directory for local schools, classes, counselors and educational services; Noodle Markets helps K-12 districts manage the procurement process; Noodle Partners aims to help universities build online programs; and Noodle Pros is an online directory of local tutors.

John serves on several for- and not-for-profit boards of directors, including those of Renaissance Learning, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He has authored many articles and five books. Through his for-profit, non-profit, and policy work, John endeavors to sculpt an education landscape that is agile, efficient, compelling, and constantly improving.

John is a graduate of Princeton University.

Sushil Verma
ADVISOR

Sushil guides us in the use of data-driven predictive analytics for optimizing the workflows and task assignments within our platforms. Over the last twenty years, Sushil has invented multiple data-driven applications in the areas of demand management, pricing, supply-chain, healthcare, machine-learning. He is currently the founder and Managing Director of Austin Labs, a data science platform and consulting firm.

Prior to Austin Labs, he was the principal scientist at Enumerica, SignalDemand (now Pros), MarketWiz (now Allegis) and i2 Technologies (now JDA Software). He holds multiple patents in data-driven applications. SignalDemand products won the Cool Vendor of the Year award from Gartner Research. At i2, he was a member of the Semiconductor Master Planning team whose flagship product won the Semiconductor International Editor's Choice award.

Sushil graduated from UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Operations Research.

Anthony Gale
ADVISOR

Combining finance, IT, and business services, Tony has enjoyed a long career as a functional manager and as an outsourcing entrepreneur. He has been the Chairman of Commonside Management Services Limited and Alsedo Limited. Apart from running these Boards, he was responsible for strategy, finance, governance, and relationship management for large clients. With his entrepreneurial experience across global jurisdictions, he guides us in ensuring that our finance and accounting functions work seamlessly and provide us the resources to grow while exceeding the service-quality expectations of our customers. He also provides us with advice and guidance on European clients and markets.

Tony started his career at EMI in finance and moved to British Petroleum (BP) as the Finance Director of one of its divisions. He then joined Ernst & Young as a Principal Consultant; he worked on numerous projects worldwide, including the implementation of a large-scale MIS system for a sovereign state. Four years later, he joined Anderson's UK consultancy practice (now Accenture) as a Managing Consultant. He then moved to Great Nordic group as the Managing Director of its UK operations and oversaw a nearly ten-fold increase in its business turnover.

In 1990 Tony co-founded Linkhand, an IT services company focused on document management, process management, and business services; the business was subsequently acquired by a listed firm. He has since been involved with several successful startup exits as a founder, investor, and advisor. For these ventures, Tony has led the corporate sales and M&A activities in several jurisdictions across the globe. Tony is currently focused on developing Alsedo and Commonside as leading outsourced business services firms.

Duane Valz
ADVISOR

Duane is presently VP & General Counsel of Zymergen Inc., a molecular technology growth company operating at the intersection of biology, chemistry, automation, and machine learning.

Prior to Zymergen, Duane was a senior member of the Patent Team at Google, where he led strategic IP initiatives bearing on mobile, cloud, web, and open source technologies. He was also previously Associate General Counsel in charge of patent development at Yahoo! Duane began his career at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now combined with Arnold & Porter LLP).

He holds BA and JD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Level Playing Field Institute and the Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Alumni Association.

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