tuvuga Inc. is a for-profit Delaware Corporation with HQ's in Boston, MA, Dallas and Austin, Texas.
tuvuga Inc. is developing a platform called tuvuga. We're building a platform of unique algorithms of global participation and global conversation where language is no barrier. tuvuga Inc. is a super aggregator for innovative entrepreneurs needing guidance, mentorship and a way to market, design and develop their applications globally with our mission in mind.
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 diverse social and work cultures, which in turn benefits the design of the tuvuga platform experience.
Chief Executive Officer – Founder
George Deren, 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 where he reported to Frank Thomas who later served as President of the Ford Foundation for 18 years and John Doar who had previously served as Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Kennedy Administration and later as Chief Counsel to the Rodino House of Representatives Committee on Impeachment.
He later went on to serve as President of Dakin Street Corporation in partnership with Thomas W. Keesee, former CEO of Bessemer Securities and Chairman of the Executive Committee of ITT.
George gained substantial international experience traveling and developing relationships in all Europe, parts of the Middle East, Venezuela and Hong Kong. George also served as Regional Director of Sales and Consulting for Johnson & Johnson Health Management, Inc., a newly formed J & J company, which designed and managed health improvement programs for the Fortune 100. He was subsequently appointed National Director of Sales and Consulting for JJHMI. He played a primary role in designing the consulting process known as the "Tactical Plan" which required working with every level of the corporate structure from senior management to human resources to operations staff. Mr. Deren subsequently accepted an offer to return to New York as one of four Managing Directors of Decision Strategies, an international security, investigations and crisis management firm founded by a former senior officer of Kroll Associates specializing in international work.
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Platform Officer tuvuga – Founder
Anna manages the everyday operations of tuvuga Inc. and its internal team relationships. Anna is integral in creative design and marketing, social media and content as well as oversees design, development, product quality and deployment. Anna has worked in the HealthCare industry for over 30 years, most notably with the Sun HealthCare Group/ACP as a Divisional Vice President for sales, marketing, education and quality assurance, responsible for $10.8 Million in annual revenues. She assisted in developing the ACP (Accelerated Care Plus) division of Sun incorporating high tech solutions with over 1000 lecture hours to therapists, nursing and physicians in electrophysiology and customer care to surpass industry standards for efficiency, productivity and quality assurance.
Anna then went on to work for 170 Systems (Oracle/SAP Advantage Partner) in Cambridge, MA. As their Director of National and International Client Education for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Australia, Ireland, Amsterdam and the UK, she spearheaded their computer based training for a paper-less workflow business process, developing their custom client training documents and end-user support. Most recently, Anna held the position at EnduraCare Therapy Management as a Regional Vice President in therapy outsource programs and as Chief Technology Officer liaison to regional field staff assisting in computer based training and technical solutions toward efficiency and productivity models.
Chief Marketing Officer - Founder
Yvette develops tuvuga’s marketing strategies, brand communications and partner/sponsor promotion ideas. With almost 20 years in both international and boutique ad agencies in Asia and USA, Yvette is an experienced marketer with strategic planning capabilities, proven brand and budget stewardship, tenacious project management skills, and drive for process improvements and expansion opportunities. Her diverse portfolio included consumer, B2B, technology, airlines, consumer packaged goods, petrochemical, and automotive categories as well as global and multicultural assignments. Her clients included Microsoft, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Shell and Audi, with advertiser annual budgets ranging from $100 thousand to over $100 million, reflecting her ability and agility to customize campaigns effectively to marketing goals and needs 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.
Executive Director for Global Community Development
Loic's career began as an Intern for the Robert R. Taylor Network Inc. (RRTN), a nonprofit organization based out of MIT. Within the organization, Loic moved from Intern to Chief of Ventures within 4 years, where he worked with global partners such as IBM Lotus and MIT to implement the company’s Global Node Network for providing technology and technology literacy to underserved communities in the Caribbean and Africa. Loic led the development of 9 technology labs at universities, schools, and community centers in the Caribbean and Africa. Loic also co-authored 6 grant proposals ranging from $30, 000 – $1.2 Million, with MIT Professors as PIs of which two were awarded, ie IBM Shared University Research Grant, IBM Open Collaboration Research grant, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives, and City of Brockton / Brockton Public Schools.
In 2013, Loic went on to incorporate, 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. Through GEMA, Loic received letterhead invitations from African District Hospitals and travelled to Cameroon in order to volunteer with 6 doctors at 2 district and private hospitals while assessing local public health practice and needs. (District Hospital of Dschang & Riverside Medical Center). As a result, Loic developed a strategy for implementing World Health Organization (WHO) disease prevention suggestions in Cameroon. GEMA reached several Cameroonians through a 3-month intensive public health education and disease prevention campaign via public service announcements broadcasted on local TV stations 3 times a day. Loic continues to further the mission of GEMA through strategic initiatives aimed at creating long-lasting impact on the continent of Africa.
Loic graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing at Boston College 2017. He also graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, Concentration in Pre-medicine, and Minor in Philosophy at Boston College in 2015. Loic is currently also a practicing Nurse Practitioner who provides primary care to adults and geriatric patients in an underserved community.
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.