Alper is a professional with 12+ years of entrepreneurship, management and consulting experience globally. He has direct entrepreneurial experience in gaming (social and mobile) and e-commerce.
Previously, he was co-founder and minority shareholder at Vivense, the largest hard furniture e-commerce player in Turkey. He was responsible for several functions over the course of company’s growth, managing finance, marketing & CRM, PR and purchasing. Over to course of two years Vivense grew from a four person team to a 40 employee company with a revenue run rate of USD 8M. He also helped Vivense raise USD 2M from various investors.
Prior to Vivense, he was the Vice-President of Operations at Peak Games, reporting directly reporting to CEO. He was responsible for Marketing, Business Intelligence, Publishing, Business Development, Customer Service, Business Development and System Admin departments (more than 60 FTEs with 6 direct reporting directors). He was also the producer of one core/strategy game project managing a team of 15 designers, artists and engineers.
He started his professional life at Bain & Company, working at consumer goods, luxury goods and private equity practices. At Bain he was worked in 40+ countries including several in Europe, Turkey, Russia, Middle East and Brazil.
For the last one and a half years, he has been consulting Italian Government’s Ministry of Economic Development for attracting investment from Turkey (mostly industrial investments), coordinating an investment pipeline close to EUR 1B from Turkey to Italy.
Alper received a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Koc University.