Our Team

Our social and corporate activities are aligned with community needs; acknowledging the importance of congruent programs regarding people, process and systems – our educational work is delivered to ILM standards – providing accredited training as part of our wider consultancy delivery.

Headquartered in Lebanon, our Middle East team has delivered work in Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Kuwait, and Qatar. Our areas of specialism are HR (conflict resolution, performance management, organizational review / design and entrepreneur / intrapreneur ecosystems.  As an approved Tamkeen partner, we have spoken in Bahrain to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners whilst, in Dubai we run our Business Clinics.

Our work in Africa includes the delivery of training and mentoring as well as the development of co-operatives designed to address enterprise & employability shortfalls.

In Europe , our work centers on intrapreneurship which includes advice, consultancy and training in this exciting aspect of organizational transformation. Our incubator / accelerator consultancy team is based in Europe but works internationally.

Our Latin America team is headquartered in Lima, Peru and is bringing the models developed in Africa and Europe to a new customer portfolio.

NEIL FOGARTY Managing Director

NEIL FOGARTY
Managing Director

MICHELLE FOGARTY Operations Director

MICHELLE FOGARTY
Operations Director

Neil is a Senior Partner spending time between the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.  He is the author of ‘Kill Your Salesman‘, ‘Crack On‘ and ‘Boost! Enabling Intrapreneurs’. He speaks and advises internationally on such subjects as intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and corporate effectiveness.  

Michelle is a Senior Partner focusing on the operations management of Spark.  With a background in education that includes internal and external verification, Michelle assures the quality of Spark’s learning & development programs; co-ordinating with accreditation bodies with regards to certification.

CAROL BALIKI Senior HR Consultant Middle East

CAROL BALIKI
Senior HR Consultant
Middle East

ELIAS FIKANY Senior HR Consultant Middle East

ELIAS FIKANY
Senior HR Consultant
Middle East

Carol is a Senior HR Consultant with 18 years’ experience in Human Capital Management, Organizational Development and HR Consultancy. Based in the Middle East, her areas of specialism include organizational design, performance management, strategic planning, change management and HR operations.  

Elias is a Senior HR Consultant with over 23 years’ experience in the field of Management & HR. He specializes in performance management, change management, organizational design. He is a co-author of e-books and workshops on various topics including performance management and conflict resolution.

GABY SAGHBINI Senior HR Consultant Middle East

GABY SAGHBINI
Senior HR Consultant
Middle East

NICOLA FOGARTY Program Manager Middle East

NICOLA FOGARTY
Program Manager
Middle East

Gaby is a Senior HR Consultant with over 21 years’ experience in the field of management. He specializes in change management, job analysis & job families, and strategic planning. He is the co-author of e-books and workshops on performance management as well as emotional intelligence and conflict resolution.

Nicola is a Program Manager based in the Middle East, responsible for the international deployment of Spark’s enterprise & employability programs. With a background in education, Nicola focuses on the successful creation and roll-out of community-based initiatives.

ROGER MANNERS Senior Associate USA & Europe

ROGER MANNERS
Senior Associate
USA & Europe

ROBIN SINCLAIR Senior Associate UK & Europe

ROBIN SINCLAIR
Senior Associate
UK & Europe

Roger is a Senior Associate with over 40 years’ experience across a variety of business sectors. Since 1997 he has worked with professional and elite amateur golfers in the field of mind management. He has worked with 8 European Tour winners including 1 Major champion, 2 Ryder Cup winners and several winning individual and team amateurs.  

Robin is a Senior Associate with an extensive business background before specializing coaching, mentoring, and soundboarding.  His financial sector experience includes RBS, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Life, National Australia Group, Aegon, Morgan Stanley, TescoBank, and Capita.  

THOR CLAUSEN Senior Associate Worldwide

THOR CLAUSEN
Senior Associate
Worldwide

VIVIANA ANGULO Senior Associate Latin America

VIVIANA ANGULO
Senior Associate
Latin America

Based in Iceland, Thor is a Senior Associate with a global remit for developing Spark’s incubator / accelerator practice. A former Director with Reykjavik University, Thor’s expertise includes business consulting, mergers and acquisitions in the education sector.

From our Peru office, Viviana leads Spark’s programs across Latin America. Her previous experience includes legal consultancy for a UN Development Program in Bolivia, opening the international development nonprofit organization ACDI/VOCA´s regional office in Peru, and Program Manager with Grupo Guayacán, Inc., a nonprofit engine of social and economic value creation in Puerto Rico.