Mahmoud Hmouz Vice President, Investment Development
Good habits create success. Persistence, consistency, and collaboration have always guided my work.
Good habits create success. Persistence, consistency, and collaboration have always guided my work. At Turn/River, I source, evaluate, and close B2B software deals. First, we identify companies compatible with T/R from an investment perspective and then build relationships based on trust and mutual respect. We get to know our potential portfolio companies by understanding their history and building a future by working strategically to think one step ahead of all possible outcomes. I take pride in identifying and building relationships with business owners who use our expertise to establish sustainable business models.
Before joining the software industry, I built a biodiesel company from the ground up, producing 10 thousand liters daily by the time I left. In my next role, I implemented a multi-million dollar project across all core departments at Hikma Pharmaceuticals. At software firm zulu5, I helped lead the company’s expansion into the Nordics. These experiences taught me the importance of quality control, internal collaboration, and how software can improve productivity. I went on to build the sales department as Head of Sales at GrowthGenius and doubled the size of Constellation Software Inc.’s smart manufacturing software portfolio. These roles solidified for me why you need to know your customer’s business as much as they do and how to evaluate the software companies’ potential. My undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa and my master’s in entrepreneurship from Lund University gave me a strong foundation of analytical and scientific thinking, which I’ve applied throughout my professional life.
A key part of my background is all the places I’ve lived. I was born in Syria and lived in Poland, Jordan, Sweden, Canada, and soon the United States. Outside of work, I enjoy playing soccer, squash, and chess and spending time with my two young kids and wife. As a dedicated fan since 1994, I also never miss a Juventus game.