WHO WE ARE
The Elamant Journey
We all have a story and we all have dreams. Elamant was founded out of the belief that everyone has the power to write their own story and work hard to achieve their dreams. We’ve always believed in the greatness of people, so we set up a company that not only helps businesses but also is a tremendous resource for our members to be great and pursue their dreams. Everyone’s journey is different. Elamant is here to help people find their own path and in some cases to pave their own path – and that drive to bring the dream closer to reality for our members is our journey. Elamant started very small and personal and no matter how big the company grows to, it is our mission to contribute to the personal experience of each and every member and business we work with.
Founder & CEO
Ryan Evans is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker and family man. As the CEO of Elamant International he has grown the company in more than two dozen countries across five continents.
Ryan Evans is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker and family man. In the early 2010s, as his first entrepreneurial venture, Ryan founded a technology company that he grew to multiple locations, employing dozens of people. After a successful executive transition there, he was appointed as the Global Operations Director for a billion dollar multi-national corporation where his focus and passion was on strategic planning, global growth and training. He was successful in growing that business to more than three million global affiliates before leaving to start his next venture.
In 2017, Ryan founded Elamant International and successfully launched the company in more than two dozen countries, spanning five continents, including massive action throughout Africa and Asia. Today, Elamant is stronger than ever with revenues of more than $200 million and growing.
Ryan has been featured in multiple publications as well as online resources, video channels, blogs and forums. He has spoken in person and virtually to millions of people around the world. Ryan is married for 17 years and is a devoted father to four amazing kids.
Chief Financial Operating Officer
VANESSA ZEMAN ASHLOCK
With 20+ years of international experience as an agile, innovation-driven chief executive across the cybersecurity, SaaS, and IoT sectors, Vanessa brings deep industry expertise and results-oriented leadership that has enabled business turnarounds, rapid growth, and financial stability for global organizations operating in highly regulated B2B, B2C, and B2G industry verticals.
With 20+ years of international experience as an agile, innovation-driven chief executive across the cybersecurity, SaaS, and IoT sectors, Vanessa brings deep industry expertise and results-oriented leadership that has enabled business turnarounds, rapid growth, and financial stability for global organizations operating in highly regulated B2B, B2C, and B2G industry verticals. In her current capacity as Chief Financial Operating Officer (CFOO) for Elamant, Vanessa deploys this expertise to provide strategic direction for Elamant’s operations, finance, and compliance functions across global operations while devising investment and liquidity strategies to drive growth for Elamant.
Born and raised in Australia, Vanessa established herself as a visionary growth champion early in her career by achieving breakthrough expansion for several Australia-based software firms under highly volatile market conditions. These achievements enabled Vanessa to grow as a cross-functional leader spearheading aggressive business expansion across high-potential markets, initially in APAC and later across North America, EMEA, and LATAM.
By 2014, Vanessa assumed global operational responsibilities, which included building internationalcorporate operations from the ground up while consolidating operations fragmented across six continents. She excelled in this role by establishing a fully functional and compliant operational infrastructure in just three months and conducting high-level operational audits ofglobal sitesto make strategic recommendations on optimizing global operations. Most recently, she played an instrumental role in executing anoperational and financial risk mitigation strategy for COVID-19.
Vanessa’s impact has not been limited to operational optimization alone. Throughout her career, she has acquired a reputation as a collaborative leader with exceptional intercultural skills who builds trust-based, performance-driven cultures across dispersed international teams. This combination of robust planning and implementation skills and people-centric leadership position Vanessa as a trailblazing executive who can build world-class operations and compliance solutions while leading strategic business expansions to deliver unsurpassed value to both the business and its clients.
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