What to expect
At Argona, we’re on a quest to be better, and that only happens one relationship at a time. We are here to help every step of the way.
We put in the time getting to know you beyond just the challenges your startup is facing, and lay the foundation for a successful relationship. Our discovery sessions offer ample time to dive into the dirty details - we want to ensure the viability of all potential projects. Best of all, discovery sessions come at no charge or obligation to potential clients.
We collaboratively examine all facets of potential clients to ensure that fit and viability are evaluated before there’s a commitment on either side to a project. Additionally, we make sure we’re working on the right issues first, so we can achieve maximum impact as efficiently and effectively possible.
After successful discovery and analysis, we implement a process customized for your business, comprising four potential phases: Ideation, Strategy, Roll-Out, and Management. This end-to-end engagement is grounded in the fundamentals of Lean Startup theory, preserving your startup’s most valuable resources for targeted growth.
People are our secret ingredient. We form a uniquely formulated team of consultants designed to help and address the challenges facing your business - a ‘Consultant Strike Team’.
To provide strategic consulting and a startup venture studio experience, empowering entrepreneurs to accelerate business growth.
Our executive team at Argona Partners has over 50 years of combined experience in M&A and business strategy. We look forward to help solve your growth challenges and advance opportunities.
CEO - Jeremy Imlach
Jeremy Imlach's experience and interests lie in Structural Management, and Consumer Behavior. Since December of 2018, participating in all levels of management, as CEO of Argona Partners Mr. Imlach oversees the success of all Argona Partners projects, client relations, and its subsidiaries. This includes operations and executive strategy advisement across multiple industries, including Artificial Intelligence and Green Tech. Jeremy operates as an Executive Advisor for multiple businesses as well, with specific oversight in investor relations, brand development, team oversight and financial operations. Mr. Imlach has previous experience working for over six years at Apple, including management, sales, inventory management, technical troubleshooting, and leadership. He also has experience in data manipulation, management, and report building as a business analyst, in which he built a Data Team and Tech Stack from ideation.
Chairman - Richard (Ricky) Anderson
Richard Anderson III is a University Innovation Fellow trained at Stanford's Design School, a founder and CEO to multiple companies, and a dual degree graduate of Purdue University in Neuroscience and Biotechnology. Richard has previously secured investment in companies built from $0 to valuations of $5MM post-money and my current role is Entrepreneur In Residence at NEXT Venture Studios in Indianapolis. Richard has also worked in renewable energy tangential fields for 4 years including research organizations, international leadership programs, and National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grant-winning startup companies. He leverages years of experience in Design Thinking and Lean Startup methods assisting early stage venture companies. Mr. Anderson works as an Advisor, assisting in investor relations, and providing analytics and reporting support in relation to business development and document preparation.
President - Amadin Agho
After acquiring his B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, Amadin began his career in Operations/Supply Chain, Security, and Compliance before breaking into Silicon Valley’s tech scene, thus embarking on a journey that continues to unfold before him. Amadin is a University Innovation Fellow trained at Stanford's Design School, which served as a launchpad for inspiration in founding Argona Partners alongside Richard. At Argona, Amadin works as an advisor and Board Member, providing operations/management expertise as a previous budget and multi-team manager, trained in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Lean Manufacturing.
COO - Haidee Hanna
Ms. Hanna has over 20 years of Senior Executive experience in general business, business operations as well as commercial leadership across the revenue value chain. She has spent her career scaling startups and small businesses across a broad variety of industries with repeated success driving double- and triple-digit revenue gains for complex, multinational businesses. Ms. Hanna’s background includes guiding companies through periods of significant change, including rapid growth, repositioning, and rightsizing. She has played a strategic role in businesses from startup to revenue of $50 million with a strong track record of creating shareholder value at the corporate and divisional level. Ms. Hanna is responsible for the strategic growth of Argona partners and its subsidiaries. Haidee serves as a Business Advisor for Argona’s subsidiaries, framing the company’s market strategy, leading market research initiatives, and overseeing the back-end operation of the company.
CMO - Craig Malmloff
Craig brings expert consumer product development and global marketing executive skills with over twenty years of success devising and implementing strategies that enhance productivity and profitability in diverse business sectors. He creates sustainable revenue pipelines, market share growth and brand exposure by delivering innovative patentable and defendable products. A master of the entire product lifecycle, from researching, planning and executing innovative projects from insights, to concept evaluation, through design and production, to customer development, omni-channel marketing and sales.
A trusted advisor, collaborator and confidant with executive team, management, staff and customers. Collaborates with Argona Partners key stakeholders to overcome challenging and changing business environments. Transforms underperforming individuals and groups into dedicated teams by building knowledge, skills, commitment, and fulfillment
Advisor - Amit Patel
Amit is an accomplished and results-driven Innovative Strategist with broad-based expertise in building and leading effective transformations for cost savings, and improved organizational efficiency and productivity. He offers extensive experience working with Fortune 500 organizations and Start-ups, with a career journey that includes senior leadership roles with “Big 4” consulting firms.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Mythos Group, Amitpartners with senior leaders to build, refine, and deploy strategies that serve as the foundation for sustained growth.He collaborates with companies to launch digital capabilities, increase brand awareness, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness on a global scale. Amit has a demonstrated record of success establishing relationships and producing consistent results in a series of engagements with NetApp, Kaiser Permanente, Baxalta/Shire, Mondelez International, BNP Paribas, Bank of the West, Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and multiple Fortune 500 corporations and Start-ups