Maury Shenk is managing director of Lily Innovation Advisors. He is an experienced lawyer, investor, consultant and director, with particular expertise in telecommunications, software, IT, e-commerce, digital media, information security, and green technologies.
Maury is also an advisor to China-based private equity fund Spring Capital Asia and London-based 3D printing VC fund iMakr.VC, a regular author and speaker on technology and innovation, an active member (and former Chair) of the Real Time Club (the world's oldest IT dining club) and a committee member at the Ranelagh Sailing Club. Maury is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He is a native speaker of English, is proficient in French and Russian, and has working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian and Norwegian.
Gohar Lputian is a consultant to Lily Innovation Advisors, and an experienced advisor on international finance transactions and regulatory matters. Gohar spent 8 years on the London banking and restructuring team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and 3 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She has handled numerous large, cross-border deals covering many areas of finance, with a particular focus on project finance, leveraged lending, restructurings and cross-border finance, and across a broad spectrum of industries and jurisdictions. She is also a principal of GHLex Associates Ltd, a consulting company servicing established corporate clients and start-up companies on finance and commercial matters.
Faiz Zishaan is a consultant to Lily Innovation Advisors, applying experienced gained in the City of London at a 'Magic Circle' English law firm and a leading US law firm known for its technology practice. Faiz has advised many of the most recognisable 'blue-chip' companies of the telecoms world, combining deep legal and commercial experience with excellent technology skills encompassing electronics, telecoms and software. He has also founded a number of niche companies and brands and is a patentee in the field of 'Lifestyle' electronics.
Charlie Gregg is a principal of Lily Innovation Advisors US Inc., our US partner entity, providing consulting services and making investments in emerging technologies. Charlie has broad experience at the nexus of technical development, commercial viability and operations. Past start-ups include concentrated photovoltaic solar company GreenVolts, cross-media publishing solution NetPost, and targeted advertising company AllAdvantage. Early in his career, he worked for several years in the Corporate/M&A Group at Skadden as a paralegal. Charlie is a graduate of Harvard College, where he is Treasurer of his class, and is Board Chair of St. James Preschool.
Lily Innovation Advisors also cooperates with a global network of advisors as needed for assistance on projects.