tuvuga Management Team

tuvuga’s management team’s diverse backgrounds have given the organization a unique global perspective. Hailing from the United States, Africa and Asia, with working experiences spanning the globe and multiple industries, tuvuga benefits from their deep understanding of different social and work cultures, which in turn benefits the design of the tuvuga platform experience.

George Deren

George Deren

Chief Executive Officer – Founder

George Deren, founder and CEO of SentryBlue Group Inc., the parent company, leads in driving the organizational vision. George comes with extensive experience in corporate and non-profit corporations, a Fortune 20 company and start-ups in entrepreneurial environments, is an attorney and businessman, and has enjoyed a successful track record in sales, consulting, marketing, management and business development. George’s most notable career highlights are Deputy General Counsel for Bedford Stuyvesant Development and Services Corporation, founded by Robert Kennedy in 1966 and President of Dakin Street Corporation in partnership with Thomas W. Keesee, former CEO of Bessemer Securities and Chairman of the Executive Committee of ITT.

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Anna Victoria Chavez

Anna Victoria Chavez

Executive Vice President SentryBlue Group / Chief Platform Officer tuvuga – Co-Founder

Anna manages the everyday operations of tuvuga Group and its internal team relationships. Anna is integral in creative design and marketing, social media and content as well as oversees product quality and deployment. Anna has worked in the HealthCare industry for over 20 years then went on to work for 170 Systems (Oracle/SAP Advantage Partner) in Cambridge, MA, as their Director of National and International Client Education.

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John Rooff

John Rooff

Chief Technology Officer – Co-Founder

John comes to tuvuga Group as Vice President of Technology focusing on web and application services and corporate information technology. John graduated with a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively. John’s career began at Andersen Consulting and early growth company, 170 Systems.

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Loic Assobmo

Loic Assobmo

Executive Director for Initiatives in Africa and Founder GEMA a.k.a tuGEMA

Loic Assobmo, is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in Biology, concentrating on premed, and minoring in philosophy. Loic Assobmo is the founder of the Global Enterprise for Medical Advancement (GEMA), a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, whose mission is to bring cognizance and solutions to African healthcare issues.

Loic comes to tuvuga Group as the Executive Director of the initiatives in Africa and is Lead Chair for the tuvuga Millennial Advisory Members.

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Paulette Ngachoko

Paulette Ngachoko

Senior Advisor for International Legal and Business Affairs

Paulette Ngachoko is co-founder of the International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD), and she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. She has developed strategies and led the design and implementation of programs such as the Africa Justice Index and the African Spiders’ Webs Initiative. Paulette Ngachoko immigrated to the United States in 1997. While living in Burkina Faso, West Africa from 1993 to 1997, she completed her law studies and subsequently worked as an Attorney.

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Yvette Beltran

Yvette Beltran

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Yvette develops tuvuga’s marketing strategies, brand communications and partner/sponsor promotion ideas, which benefit from her almost 20 years of advertising in Malaysia and the USA. She has been at multinational agencies such as McCann Erickson, DDB, JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi, as well as US-based agencies in San Francisco, Dallas, Cincinnati and Santa Barbara. Her diverse portfolio includes consumer, B2B, global and multicultural campaigns in technology, commodities, consumer package goods, airlines, automotive industries and more, with clients such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Shell and Audi.

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William Miller

William Miller

General Counsel

William F. Miller is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and a member of the Corporate & Business Law Team. He is a highly skilled attorney with more than 30 years of experience who focuses his practice on corporate and business law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture capital and private equity financing, commercial contract matters, intellectual property protection and licensing, and entity and investment fund formation.

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Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Executive Director of Innovation and Communication Strategies

Michael Turner leads tuvuga in the development, design and functionality of the Millennial YZ Platform. A recent graduate with a Master’s degree in Global Marketing Communication and Advertising from Emerson College, and an Undergraduate degree in English and Professional Writing from Endicott College, he has worked predominantly with Minority Businesses while previously employed with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council and his various volunteering and side projects geared towards youth education and financial literacy.