Hazem Abolrous has been in the software development and M&A industry for more than 26 years. He is a managing partner at RingStone providing services for private equity firms globally in an advisory capacity. Before RingStone, Hazem built and managed a global consultancy with executive coaching and technical due diligence practice and strategy. He spent 18 years at Microsoft in software development, incubations, M&A, and cross-company transformation initiatives. Before Microsoft, Hazem built several businesses with multiple exits namely in e-commerce, software, hospitality, and manufacturing. A multidisciplinary background in computer engineering, biological sciences, and business with a career spanning a global stage in the US, UK, broadly across Europe, Russia, and Africa. He is a sought-after public speaker and mentor in software, M&A, innovation, and transformations.