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Spark Partners

Who we are

Experts in innovation-based business growth for technology companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. We were executives of Fortune 500 companies and are now successful entrepreneurs, business coaches, and start-up experts.

Adam Hartung

Adam is a world-renown expert on innovation, strategy, and change management. He has served on multiple boards, including Audit Chair for a NASDAQ traded company and has spoken at over 1,000 leadership events, both multi-company and single company, as a keynote speaker. Adam presents, and leads workshops on how to achieve faster growth via higher levels of innovation.

Since the emergence of innovation as a critical part of strategy, Adam’s accurate forecasts about market shifting trends and his predictions for industry leading corporations has made him a frequent press interviewee regarding top tech companies, as well as the automobile, media and retail industry leaders. His insights into business growth and overcoming organizational obstacles have been featured in over 600 journals, including such notables as Inc, Adweek, Fortune, Washington Times – and multiple radio and television interviews.

Adam was named “Top Leadership Columnist” for Forbes.com, with more than 90 million readers. He is a leadership columnist for CIO Magazine, and a founding editor for the International Journal of Innovation Science. Adam has extensive international innovation management and P&L expertise, and has advised corporations in the USA, Europe, Asia and India.

Adam received his Harvard MBA with distinction, and offers three decades of top-tier management consulting credentials with Fortune 500 companies.

Manny Teran

Manny is an award winning business leader and entrepreneur with expertise in the areas of innovation, rapid technology deployment, sales, and marketing. Manny has applied his vast cross market experience to launch hundreds of successful commercialization projects, support the growth of established businesses, and has help many startups launch their companies to sustainable revenue.

Manny is founder and former CEO of Aztera, LLC, a technology development company, which he started in 2011 and quickly grew to a multimillion-dollar enterprise, working on novel technologies across medical device, aerospace, and clean-energy markets. In addition to Spark Partners, Manny is currently founder and CEO of SaiOx Inc, a medical device company focused on helping people breathe easier with respiratory distress issues, including COVID and COPD patients. He coaches CEOs and founders in the areas of ideation, market adoption, and how to effective grow sales.

Manny has served on multiple boards and has received multiple awards for his rapid company growth including Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40, Innovation & Impact Award, Copper Cactus Innovation Award, and the SBDC Success Award.

Manny received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and stays active in the community.