We are a group of experienced advisers gathered around the passion for bringing local business consultancy to the next level with a new practical perspective. At Mastermind & Associates, we coach, facilitate, and deliver with you. We focus on human intelligence and interaction to ensure you receive a well-tailored solution. We believe in new beginnings, and we have been there ourselves. We believe in the value of startups to the local economy, and we are proud to sponsor and develop the art of business start-up. We offer startups and small businesses full access to expert advice and consulting services in affordable and pragmatic packages. Our firm works with businesses of all sizes and in different sectors of the economy. Our particular edge is finding and applying the right resources specifically tailored for your business needs and conditions. We do that through more live-oriented methods of assessment and understanding of your business.
Feras Kurdi, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Certified Risk Specialist, Master Financial Controller, & Founder of the firm, Feras has been working in the consulting industry since 2010, with multinational clients to local entrepreneurs. He spent his tenure years in Accounting and Financial Management roles, including a CFO role for a billion-riyal manufacturing business. Specialized in performance turnaround and business valuation.
Abdullah Allehaidan, MS
Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Finance with experience in the financial services industry, He has developed a diversified background through working in internal audit and business development. His critical thinking in problem-solving, his entrepreneurial nature, and his research skills have made him a mastermind in entrepreneurship.
Ammr Kurdi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Accounting & Chief Audit Executive at KFUPM. Dr. Kurdi has been consulting for leading companies in the region for over 10 years. He is a published researcher in Petroleum Accounting and an expert in IFRS. His edge in combining academia with business advisory makes him the strategic mastermind of the firm.
Naji Al-Shammasi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance at KFUPM. Dr. Al-Shammasi specializes in investment, portfolio management, and corporate finance, and he is a published researcher. Before pursuing his academic career, he worked as a financial analyst and a portfolio manager, with SR 3 billion in assets, achieving the Lipper Funds Performance Award.