Ayla Partners

Ray is a PEng and PMP with a background that spans several geographies and industries, ranging from nuclear to mining to infrastructure.  Ray brings a broad perspective coupled with analytical capabilities to develop high impact solutions.

Professional Experience:

  • Fluor Project Manager
  • Fluor Structural Engineer
  • Bechtel Structural Engineer
  • Bechtel Quality Assurance Lead


  • Project Management, University British Columbia
  • ​BS Civil Engineering, Carleton University

Felix Liu

San Francisco, California

Sonali is a PMP and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with significant consulting and industry experience performing business transformations and Lean implementation

Professional Experience:

  • Project Management Institute Director
  • Gracenote Product Manager
  • General Electric Management Consultant
  • Tata Consultancy Services Project Manager


  • Diploma Business Administration, UC Berkeley
  • BS Computer Science, Barkatullah Univ. Bhopal

Rodrigo has deep industry experience as an Industrial Engineer and Consultant who has worked in Brazil, Mozambique, and Spain.  Rodrigo brings Lean & Green manufacturing expertise to our clients across geographies.

Professional Experience:

  • MACS Consulting Services Project Manager, Brazil
  • Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Evaluation Officer, Mozambique
  • General Electric Technical Sales and Power Controls​ Design Lead


  • MS and BS Industrial Engineering at  Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (ETSII) of Universidad Politecnica de Madrid


Sonali Garg

Seattle, Washington

Cecilia has experience delivering high impact solutions to clients worldwide.  With experience in Argentina, Brazil, Germany and North America, Cecilia brings a global perspective to achieve value for your unique organization.

Professional Experience:

  • Independent Forex / Futures / Equities Trader
  • LoBue Management Consultant
  • TEKsystems Senior Business Analyst Consultant
  • ​Mansfield Oil Company Business Analyst
  • Alcatel-Lucent Canada Project Analyst
  • Intel Corp. Product Development Manager Assistant
  • ​Mugele GmbH Key Account Manager


  • BBA, Brenau University, Georgia
  • ​BA Psychology, Universidad National de Cordoba

Felix brings analytical and operational excellence experience to the Ayla Partners team.  He has worked in China and the US markets in finance and technology industries.

Professional Experience:

  • University of Minnesota Market Research Lead
  • ASTER Labs Business Development Manager, Minnesota US
  • PATAZON Technology Finance Commissioner and Operations Manager, Shenzhen, CN
  • DM Capital Analyst, Shenzhen, CN


  • MBA University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • ​BA Arts Jinan University, Guangzhou, CN

Ray Akintemi

Vancouver, British Columbia

Rodrigo Pedrazas

Madrid, Spain

Takesha is an experienced professional coach serving clients nation-wide.  In addition, Takesha is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and operations manager from the food and beverage industry.

Professional Experience:

  • Independent Career and Professional Coach
  • Kraft Foods - Food Safety Manager
  • Hilshire Brands - Packaging Analyst & Lead
  • McCormick & Spices - Lab Technician
  • St. Anthony's Hospital - Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Columbia Southern University, MBA in Project Management
  • Indiana University, Business BA

Takesha McClane

Chicago, Illinois

Cecilia Ghilardotti 

Petersburg, Florida