Founder & President, 9.8 Group
Givi Topchishvili, Founder and President of the 9.8 Group, is a New York-based entrepreneur and investor who over the past two decades has developed a systemic approach to business growth and expansion in a complex and ever-shifting global economy.
Givi’s knowledge and experience foms the framework and methodology for the consulting arm of his business that assists international corporate entities and private clients with establishing and expanding their brands in the U.S. and abroad.
With clients ranging from innovative startups to governmental agencies and Fortune 500 companies, Givi and his team have architected market entry campaigns for established category leaders as well as new entrants in Finance, Media, SaaS, Travel and Tourism, Technology, Retail, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, and Oil & Gas.
Givi’s international and entrepreneurial background has enabled him to advise companies entering the United States from such diverse countries as China, Germany, Russia, Thailand, and Ukraine. In the US, his teams are responsible for award-winning marketing campaigns that expanded clients’ brand to niche markets.
Givi has authored a number of books on business strategy, including “Marketing in the New Millennium – Models for Success” and “The Science of Winning in Investments, Management, and Marketing.” He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and is active in a number of charitable organizations and business societies.