Manuel F. Valencia
Founder & Partner
Manny starts most days with an energy walk called the ‘hour of power’, using this time each day to figure out ways to best serve his clients and how to leverage his network and experience building, growing and operating early-stage, fast-growth business-to-business, professional service and consumer brand companies. He works alongside founders, owners, CEOs and executive committee members to grow companies from startup to sales acceleration to initial public offering.
Manny is a trained project manager and leadership/strategy consultant that approaches every interaction with a high degree of sensibility and sophistication. He is the kind of person that clients trust with their brands, and partners and teammates want to spend time with. He respects others, communicates honestly, and operates with integrity all the time.
Manny is founder + partner at Connective Agency and is a MBA graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He participates on several boards of directors for education-focused and community action non-profits.