• Team Member | Benjamin

    Benjamin

    Founder & CEO

    Ben worked in the fast-paced, super-creative world of commodities trading, an environment that does not leave a spare second for second guessing choices. One day, he decided to leave it all. He gave up his visa and financial security to follow a dream. And he did it without second guessing.

  • Team Member | Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Executive Director

    Jonathan is an expert strategic management controller with an international experience working in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Miami, London and Montreal. Having always dreamed of living in Canada, he left France to enjoy the Canadian way of life, close to his values. Having experienced the immigration challenge in Canada, he got interested in the immigration path of the various international business people he met. Seeing a real shortfall in the writing of business plans, he started writing business plans for business immigration applicants, mixing his management control experience to his newly found business immigration passion. He gathered knowledge in the business immigration programs that Canada and its provinces offers and then decided to formally open Joorney Business Plans in Canada.

  • Team Member | Marianella

    Marianella

    Executive Director

    Marianella brings over 18 years of international experience in business development and consultation in strategy, management, business planning, business intelligence, marketing, and sales to the Joorney family. Originally from Colombia, she has worked in an array of different industries in both Latin and North American markets. Joining the company in 2016 as VP of Sales and Market Research, Marianella launched the extraordinarily successful Joorney Canada office in 2017. Under her direction, Joorney Canada has grown rapidly and is now recognized as an industry leader in business planning for business immigration. Her lifetime involvement and accomplishments in sports have made her incredibly driven and focused on success through collaboration and teamwork. Currently, as Executive Director of Joorney Canada and Head of Market Research of Joorney Global, she channels her broad and diverse business knowledge into helping hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, and business immigrants achieve their goals. Marianella is a bilingual MBA graduate with postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School in strategy and sales as well as entrepreneurial essentials.

  • Team Member | Uroš

    Uroš

    Account Executive

    As Account Executive for the Canadian market, Uros brings his energy and passion to help business immigration applicants in their journey to Canada by providing the highest quality business plan on the market. Being detail oriented, our immigration professional clients and applicants love to interact with him as he always makes sure all their needs and requirements are being catered. Uros has graduated with a Bachelor of International Economy and Finance and gained more than five years of experience in different types of sales and consulting. He has gathered extensive knowledge in Canadian immigration and business start-up working with clients of different nationalities and cultures. He is passionate about meeting new entrepreneurs, their business ideas and models, immigration strategy, and always makes sure they get the best possible service.

  • Team Member | Matt

    Matt

    Head of Advisory

    Matt brings 9 years of investment banking advisory and transactions experience to the Advisory team. He has advised over 40 clients across different industries and geographies. Matt is fluent in development project pre-feasibility and the life-cycle of transactions ranging from $10MM to $250MM and having led such transactions from valuation and deal structuring to distribution, capital raising and negotiation for a variety of corporations at different stages of their development. He has worked with clients domiciled in many international locations including both North and South America, UK, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand, among others, and interfacing with different cultures. Matt leads a team of 9 Analysts in the Advisory Division.

  • Team Member | Ana

    Ana

    VP of Business Support

    Ana is an International Business graduate who has taken part in various entrepreneurship projects and start-up programs. She has also been an active participant in several humanitarian projects. In her role at Joorney, she deals with a broad scope of industries and innovative business ideas. Ana’s commitment to professional and personal development has led to her strong passion for processes and action plans, which serves her well in her current role. She enjoys multitasking, allowing her to truly thrive in this multinational environment. Ana is invigorated by new challenges – particularly those relating to the company’s expansion and client outreach.

  • Team Member | Dorothea

    Dorothea

    Project Manager

    Dorothea became a member of the Joorney team in February 2017. With the help of a quantitative finance degree and a knack for problem solving, she has successfully guided clients through numerous projects, allowing them to turn their business ideas into tangible concepts, plans, or compelling pitch decks. Her main focus has been on exploring the intricacies of the provincial nominee programs.

  • Team Member | Ana

    Ana

    Project Manager

    Ana is a polylingual economic graduate with a commitment to excellence. As Project Manager, she primarily focuses on applying her skills and experience to clients from the Latin America market. At Joorney, she has been responsible for helping a wide variety of entrepreneurs fulfill their business visions in Canada.

  • Team Member | Angela

    Angela

    Project Manager

    Angela has an international management diploma, vast experience in project consulting, and a zest for research. This robust business background has allowed her to successfully manage a variety of Canadian projects. Previously, she worked at a development agency helping small businesses apply for government funding. In her position at Joorney, she guides clients through the business immigration world. During her time in these two roles, she has supported countless entrepreneurs throughout the world in achieving their goals. Angela’s favorite project recipe: a strong business model base sprinkled with a novel financial model.

  • Team Member | Sanya

    Sanya

    Project Manager

    Sanya is an accomplished business plan writer with well-rounded business experience. Throughout her years of handling countless immigration projects, she has become well-versed in the specifics of each province requirements. Her vast experience in teaching, marketing, business administration, as well as her thorough knowledge of economics and finance, allow Sanya to quickly obtain a deep understanding of each client's business. This sharp business acumen makes her a perfect fit for multiple types of business projects across a wide range of industries.

  • Team Member | Karolina

    Karolina

    Project Manager

    Karolina brings a unique perspective to the finance-oriented project management team. She has a bachelor’s in Philosophy and a master’s degree in cultural policy and management. Even though she has a non-traditional background, she consistently brings the same amount of inventiveness, consideration, and precision as her peers. Building on years of immigration business plan writing experience, she now uses her knowledge to support clients as Project Manager.

  • Team Member | Ognjen

    Ognjen

    Director and Partner

    Ognjen leads a team of five Project Managers and 20 Business Plan Writers. With a passion for Excel tables and the tiniest of details, Ognjen and his team ensure that each deliverable is of outstanding quality and highly personalized. The team’s mission is to always have a remarkable and an ever-evolving product. Ognjen’s past experience includes investment management of a six-digit university endowment fund with multiple consecutive years of higher than benchmark returns, as well as work at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services department where he was in charge of due diligence and valuation projects.

  • Team Member | Dmitriy

    Dmitriy

    Marketing Director

    Dmitriy Smirnov is the Marketing Director here at Joorney Business Plans and head of our Joorney Marketing Division. With years of marketing consulting and management experience along with his time building and managing his own Digital Marketing agency, Dmitriy brings our clients value through his ability to help with marketing strategy, planning and budgeting.

  • Team Member | Dejan

    Dejan

    Marketing Operations Manager

    Dejan is an action oriented marketing professional with extensive expertise within many facets of Marketing. Throughout his career, Dejan has consistently demonstrated the ability to meet and exceed objectives, in fast-paced, highly competitive environments. Joorney takes massive pride in his strong work ethic, delivery of quality work and professionalism. Dejan's attention to detail and efficiency makes him an incredible marketing manager and helps streamline all organizational marketing implementation goals/needs.

  • Team Member | Connie

    Connie

    Executive Manager of Administration

    Connie plans and directs all administrative and accounting functions at Joorney, including delivering human resource services to all colleagues and providing direct support to the CEO. She has consular office experience and an extensive background in managing business operations while building and implementing new processes. She applies this valuable skillset to crafting policies and procedures in order to streamline the HR, administrative, and executive functions among all of Joorney’s global offices. She also plays a vital role in hiring and project management. Connie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from Florida International University and a master’s degree in International Business Real Estate.

  • Team Member | Tina

    Tina

    VP of Operations

    Tina is a fully certified Chartered Financial Analyst with a master’s degree in investment management and quantitative finance from Cass Business School. Her background and experience have resulted in her being regarded as the resident financial expert at Joorney, where she supervises the operations team. Tina also personally manages various projects, helping countless clients successfully embark on their business ventures in the Canadian market.

  • Team Member | Nina

    Nina

    Training and Development Manager

    Nina, a Bocconi University graduate, holds an International Economics and Management degree. She has extensive experience in the fields of financial consulting and business planning. She applies this expertise to supporting Joorney’s growth by developing customized internal training programs. With a passion for empowering motivated individuals and an inherent desire to share her knowledge, Nina relishes in mentoring new team members, helping them create comprehensive and effective business plans that impress clients, ensuring all projects are a success.