Founder and CEO
A technology-driven entrepreneur, investor and advocate, Sam boasts over 20 years of leadership experience working with global Fortune 500 enterprises, C-level executives, start-ups and application developers to mastermind cutting edge and emerging software that drives business growth, profit and demand.
He has extensive international experience building high performing companies and project teams in emerging markets, from concept to customer delivery. Sam is passionate about developing thriving businesses by identifying how technology can advance the bottom line. In 2005 he moved to Asia and launched bGlobal Interactive, where he currently serves as CEO. With just two employees and from very humble beginnings, bGlobal has flourished into one of Bangladesh's leading outsourcing companies, providing cost effective programming and production services. bGlobal has grown to over 100 employees in five countries and serves clients such as Akamai, Tech Data Corp, McDonald's and NBCUniversal.
Prior to co-founding bGlobal, Sam worked in strategic outsourcing for a leading US internet service provider, EarthLink, Inc. There, he oversaw strategic planning, implementation and operational analysis of numerous outsourcing activities worldwide including back office support functions, inbound and outbound call centers, and on-line sales units. He worked closely with companies such as West Corporation, Sprint, Cisco, Client Logic, Hughes, Avaya, Sitel and others.
Recently, Sam has been fostering a number of technology startups in the food, healthcare, entertainment, video distribution and travel sectors. He was instrumental in establishing Direct Fresh Ltd., Bangladesh's first premium online grocery store. Direct Fresh has gained national attention for its commitment to provide safe, fresh and healthy food to the residents of Dhaka via an online store.
A dual citizen of the UK and Bangladesh, Mishal attended United World College of South East Asia and Dulwich College in the UK. He completed his BS in Economics and Finance from Royal Holloway University of London and opened his first promotions and marketing company at age 18 working with brands like Red Bull, Bacardi, and Smirnoff.He achieved success at an early age and, at 21, was featured in a Channel 4 program on young entrepreneurs. He was also profiled in magazine articles in FHM, Company and Asiana.
In 2001 Mishal decided to relocate to emerging Asia and opened JPR Events & Marketing. There, he worked with brands such as BMW, Nokia, British American Tobacco, Mercedes-Benz, Grameenphone and Grey Advertising, gaining in-depth perspective on how different brands market their products and services. He engaged numerous consumer marketing campaigns and consultancy projects in Singapore and the Kingdom of Bahrain.In 2005 Mishal co-founded bGlobal with partner Sam Bretzfield. Spearheading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts for bGlobal, Mishal established and maintains an orphanage for 20 boys in Comilla, Bangladesh.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Hailing from New York City, Jassin is a graduate of Dwight High School and an alumnus of Franklin & Marshall College. He started his career in 1997 with his family run business, Epic Designers Ltd., a ready-made garment manufacturer with production units in Bangladesh, Vietnam and China.
For more than seven years Jassin was Director of Production & Merchandising for Epic Designers largest production unit in Bangladesh, Lenny Fashions. His next venture was in real estate development, helping Ascent Group of Bangladesh launch three residential and commercial projects.
Head of Production
Monir oversees activities that have a direct impact on client account management and production. He works with both bGlobal customers and internal programming resources to ensure project success and client satisfaction.
Monir has more than ten years experience in IT project management, process improvement, quality assurance and web application development. He has worked on many government and international business/IT infrastructure development projects focused on B2B and B2C markets for institutions such as Bangladesh’s EPB (Export Promotion Bureau), BOI (Board of Investment), BRTA (Bangladesh Road & Transport Authority), British Petroleum Company, ISO and CARE Worldwide.
Monir holds an MBA (MIS), BBA and e2Com degree from ITT, India.
Head of European Business Development
Before relocating to Bangladesh in 2012, Ellen had more than 10 years of B2B and consumer marketing and communications experience in Holland. In the latter half of her Dutch-based career, she directed all marketing and communications for the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) region of a large, international felt pen manufacturer.After arriving in Dhaka, Ellen established a creative marketing and design agency. She joined bGlobal after completing a design assignment for one of their subsidiaries, to generate new business in the Dutch market.
We’re thrilled to announce that our client, Direct Fresh, was profiled as a GBG (Google Business Group) Success Story at this year’s Google I/O developers conference, held June 25–26 in San Francisco.
Chosen from among more than 50 companies worldwide, Direct Fresh’s novel use of technology, potency of its business model and promising growth and influence won it accolades.
More than 5000 attendees and over 1 million remote participants from around the globe were treated to a brief video profile of the Dhaka-based grocery delivery start-up.Direct Fresh launched its user-friendly website, created by bGlobal, in January. Using e-commerce, Analytics, AdWords, and Google Cloud, the company delivers local and imported produce, dry goods and more to residents and businesses in Dhaka.Direct Fresh is dedicated to addressing Bangladesh’s food safety issues by engaging with farmers, retailers, restaurants and customers to promote safe farming practices and create a market for top-quality, edible products.
Thanks to the power of the internet, Bangladeshis abroad can send groceries to loved ones in Dhaka. Direct Fresh delivers to the city’s Banani, Baridhara, Bashundhara, Dhanmondi, Gulshan and Uttara neighborhoods.
Watch the Google I/O conference video: https://www.google.com/landing/gbg/stories
For the last six months bGlobal’s crack (no pun intended) “Glazz” team has been conducting research and development on the Google Glass platform, learning everything there is to know about Google Mirror API and the Glass Development Kit. We have a few exciting games that will soon launch.
Google Glass, a computer worn as a pair of eye glasses and used to augment reality, takes photos and video and gives map directions and more via its heads-up display. Its UI (User Interface) comprises a touchpad and voice commands. Sound is transmitted to the user via bone conduction (sounds painful, but isn’t).
Google Glass was developed in 2011 though the technology dates back well before then. In spring 2014, Google Glass went on sale in the US for $1,500.
Car manufacturers Hyundai and Nissan have already begun working to integrate Glass technology into their automobiles. Early this year Hyundai said that users will be able to interact with its 2015 Genesis sedan using the high-tech glasses to receive simple data such as maintenance notifications. And, the South Korean car maker added, its Blue Link mobile app will give Glass the hookup to features such as remote starting and vehicle locating, handy for those frigid mornings and stadium parking lots.
If you’re a start-up, inventor, designer or product manager – or have a great idea that you think would be perfect for Glass – reach out to us today! We’d love to hear from you!
With the turn of the 2013 calendar, we want to thank our clients, partners, and the Agency Oasis staff for making 2013 the greatest year in our 12 years of existence. We are an agency that prides itself on hard work, dedication, and client satisfaction.