About Become Investible
Become Investible (“BI”) is a platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to learn how to get their businesses funded.
Currently the BI team:
- Provides financial and strategic consulting to a range of clients, and produces related content and products for online and traditional platforms; and
- Hosts a Podcast and YouTube Channel featuring interviews of industry experts with a focus on unveiling best practices in optimizing a company’s operations to position it for long term sustainable wealth creation.
The Become Investible team comprises of finance, strategy and process management professionals. The founding directors have over thirty years of global experience across various sectors, including but not limited, to Financial Services, Film & Entertainment, Construction, Metals & Mining, and the Energy sector.
Kevin Valley, Managing Director: Kevin is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and business financing professional with over 10 years of experience in business valuations, debt and equity financing, and a solid network of business owners and financiers. He is a Partner at Aspire Fund Management Company Limited where he is responsible for valuing companies for potential private equity investment, as well as partnering with regional financiers to collaborate on effective funding solutions for SMEs. Kevin also holds a BSc from the University of the West Indies where he specialized in Banking & Finance.
Zahra Alleyne, Director, Operations: Zahra has over 8 years of experience designing and implementing complex economic development projects. As a consultant with the World Bank, her projects have focused on private sector development and creating an enabling environment for business growth in the Caribbean, working with both government and private sector stakeholders. Zahra holds a Bachelor in Arts from Yale University and MSc in International Relations from the University of the West Indies.
Zenon Alleyne, Director, Project Management and Implementation: Zenon has over 8 years of experience in the local upstream energy sector. As a drilling engineer with BPTT for the past 7 years, his responsibilities include project management, process implementation, well engineering design as well as safe and efficient well delivery. Zenon holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Alicia Cooper, Director, Strategy and Finance: Alicia has over 8 years of experience in Investment Banking; she spent 2 years with the Global Industrials Group of UBS Investment Bank and 3 years with GHL (now EMP Media Partners) a media industry focused boutique investment bank, both in New York City. Alicia also completed several internships across the Financial Services industry in the United States and Canada and spent a year with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services team in Trinidad and Tobago. Her experience has included mergers & acquisition analysis and advisory, debt and equity financing transactions, strategic reviews and company due diligence. Alicia holds an MBA from McGill University and BBA in Accounting (magna cum laude) from Howard University.