William Nobrega is the Managing Partner of DTN Venture Partners, a boutique-consulting firm that focuses on advising insurance and tech companies on disruptive strategies for emerging markets and the New Consumer. Services include: Strategic planning, Market Entry Strategies, Strategic Alliances and Venture Capital strategies. He is the author of the upcoming book “Learning from Failure” scheduled to be published, winter 2016.
Prior to founding DTN William Nobrega founded of Soteria International an emerging-market, focused, Internet-based, E-Insurance Company that is now poised to become operational in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Soteria is developing innovative insurance products, next generation big data and consumer interface technology that will be deployed 2016. The Company will launch operations in Brazil under the Soteria Seguros brand, and will rapidly expand throughout Latin America and Southeast Asia over the next 24 months. The company is using a hybrid model to develop rapid market penetration which incudes the acquisition of high value traditional brokerage houses in each key market. Currently acquisitions are underway in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.
Mr. Nobrega was the Managing Partner of The Conrad Group a leading boutique investment advisory firm that focused on emerging markets. TCG clients included leading PE firms, Private trust groups and hedge funds. Mr. Nobrega is a noted thought leader who has dedicated the past two decades to authoring numerous publications, providing highly valued strategic counsel and successfully initiating global business models in emerging geographies including Brazil, India and China. Mr. Nobrega’s book, Riding the Indian Tiger; Understanding India the World’s Fastest Growing Market, was published by John Wiley & Sons in January 2008. As an acclaimed author of numerous published articles and white papers, he is a frequent contributor and commentator for such media outlets as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and The Deal.
Previously Mr. Nobrega worked with Deloitte & Touché Consulting healthcare practice group in Europe and the United States. A former member of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces who served in Kurdistan and other areas during the Gulf conflict, serving again with Special Forces in Iraq in 2004-2005, Mr. Nobrega has received degrees on both sides of the Atlantic, including a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.