Technical and Management Team



Lauren M. Gaviser
Director of Strategic Initiatives
575 8th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
  - BA cum laude, Spanish/Comparative Area Studies, Duke University.
- New York University in Madrid, junior semester study abroad program in Spain.
- Colombia Business School, MBA, Marketing and Management.

Snapshot of Relevant Experience

9 Years      Policy Analysis and Development
9 Years      Business Operations
3 Years      Internet Industry Experience


New York, NY
1998- present
Director, Srategic Initiatives
As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lauren Gaviser developed all of the primary relationships for’s policy and public affairs outreach. She has also been a lead in several proprietary business development initiatives. Her responsibilities include: Recommendation of strategic partners and acquisitions candidates; Development of business cases for proposed new business opportunities; and Negotiation of contracts with strategic partners, including direct investment and long term relationship development. Most recently, Lauren has been directly involved in building out’s new registry outsourcing initiative, and negotiating agreements with potential customers.
Booz·Allen & Hamilton
New York, NY
1995 - 1998

1/98 - present     Senior Associate, Communications, Media & Technology Practice
8/96 - 9/98           Associate
5/9 - 8/95             Summer Associate

  • Developed and implemented an international marketing strategy for a large telecom equipment manufacturer. Managed team of Booz•Allen and client staff.
  • Conducted economic and competitive analysis of the wireless market for a global cellular service provider. Identified potential joint venture partners and presented conclusions.
  • Forecasted demand and revenues for the telecommunications markets in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico based on socio-economic, regulatory and competitive analysis.
  • Developed international distribution strategy for a satellite services provider. Interviewed wireless providers, distributors and regulators in Latin America, Middle East and Europe.
  • Analyzed sales and marketing practices in the computer industry. Defined competitive dynamics and market opportunities, and formulated business plan to compete in this market.
  • Conducted market segmentation study and recommended key target markets for new information technology product.
  • Developed US market entry strategy for new product introduction for multi-national consumer electronics firm. Assessed viability of US market and sized and recommended potential market segments.
Alcatel Bell Telephone
Antwerp, Belgium

Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Marketed debit and credit cardphones for export department of major French telecom company.

  • Coordinated market penetration efforts among Alcatel agents in Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • Generated pro forma financial statements for local manufacturing project in China; forecasted annual production of 20,000 cardphones and 100 million telephone cards.
  • Organized logistics of department's participation in technology trade fair in Vilnius, Lithuania. Fair led to 3-year contract to supply Latvia with 7,000 cardphones.
  • Orchestrated cross-functional response to commercial and technical specifications issued by Ethiopian and Norwegian Telecom Administrations.
Chazen Institute Of International Business
New York, NY
Fall 1992

Columbia Business School

  • Assisted associate director in launching newly formed institute.
  • Conducted nation-wide campaign to promote Chazen Fellowship to undergraduate universities and students.