Bespoke Business Ambassadors™
Like a beautifully tailored suit, we act as Bespoke Business Ambassadors™ and specifically customize our services to elevate the firms in The Highness Embassy (our carefully curated portfolio of clients).
The Highness model is intended to innovate the global advisory business and address what we have found to be critical shortfalls in the traditional business world. We can all prosper by thinking bigger and acting better.
Our model is unconstrained allowing us to offer valuable strategic advice suited to the needs of our clientele. We take a fearless, organic and creative approach to growing the businesses of our clients. No rules. No ceilings. No thumbs.™ The fluidity of brand enhances our value as it allows everyone encountered to be a prospect and every interaction to be a potential opportunity for the clients we represent.
It is our hope that The Highness Experience feels like none other – a made-to-order cocktail of progressiveness and modernity blended with trusted character and old world charm.
We are industry agnostic. We believe in the company you keep and therefore, are by referral only.
Amana Manori is the Chief Executive Officer of Highness Global Inc. With a deep multi-disciplinary network, Amana has founded Highness to leverage her skills and relationships to foster the growth of conceptual, emerging and/or impactful businesses. Her strong entrepreneurial spirit, passion and intuition have proven to be valuable drivers to support, encourage and fuel the success of others.
Amana has over 17 years of global capital markets experience with a specialization in alternative investments, private opportunities and sophisticated capital. After earning her law degree, Amana began her financial career in the Canadian hedge fund space. From here, Amana was recruited to become the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the Canadian arm of one of the largest global hedge fund providers – the Man Group, plc. After leaving Man, Amana built her own legal practice, Lattice Legal LLP that specialized in alternative investment infrastructure and investment fund compliance. Most recently, Amana was the Managing Partner of Introduction Capital Inc., a relationship brokering firm matching capital to alternative investment opportunities.
Amana obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in British Columbia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with distinction in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Victoria. Amana is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).
Eliott Behar is the Founder and Principal of a global legal and consulting practice, Inscape Privacy, helping corporate and entrepreneurial clients tackle complex issues of data strategy, privacy and security. As a result of Eliott’s unique professional background, he has become an expert advisor on matters arising out of the intersection of technology and human rights.
From 2013 through 2016, Eliott served as Security Counsel for Apple in Cupertino, California, where he advised the business on security and privacy matters and handled issues ranging from cyber-crime and data breaches to large-scale fraud and the theft of intellectual property. Prior to joining Apple, Eliott spent ten years litigating high-level trials and appeals and working in specialized prosecution units targeting hate crimes, police corruption and international crime. He also served as a war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, based in The Hague, helped to set up the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in The Gambia, and has worked on behalf of Yazidi victims of ISIS in Northern Iraq.
Eliott is Highness’s expert consultant and collaboration partner in the expanding area of privacy, data and security.
Jennifer Lomax is Founder and Principal Consultant at Lomax & Co., an advisory firm which mobilizes strategy and implements sustainable management systems to improve business results of operating businesses. Jennifer kick-started her consulting career in 2007 with Managerial Design (acquired by Deloitte Human Capital) and has a decade of experience spanning Fortune 500 client-side and strategic planning roles. Jennifer has demonstrated experience in delivering practical, sustainable solutions for clients of all sectors and scale. In 2013, Marketing Magazine named Jen one of Canada’s Top 30 Under Thirty, recognizing the country’s smartest young marketers.
Jen launched Lomax & Co. to help organizations bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Lomax & Co. work with leaders of organizations that are looking to grow, transform and improve. Lomax & Co. also works with private equity and venture capital firms seeking to vet or optimize portfolio companies. Lomax & Co. provides strategic advisory and facilitation services in the areas of planning, organizational alignment, managing for results and culture transformation.
Jen is Highness’ expert consultant and collaboration partner for optimizing operating companies for enhanced growth, performance and scale.
Shazeen Virani is the Founder of Virtue Strategic Advisors, a firm that supports global and local non-profits and for-profit businesses to create strategies to scale impact, develop strong leaders, build successful boards, and manage change initiatives. Shazeen’s specific expertise is in insight generation from distilling large amounts of data; surfacing big opportunities and propelling them into practice; navigating through complex client dynamics and challenging organizational issues, and facilitating high impact growth.
Since the inception of Virtue in 2018, Shazeen has designed organizational strategies for approximately 20 clients including high pedigree organizations such as HIAS, The Anti-Defamation League, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs and the YMCA. Prior to founding Virtue, Shazeen held a senior role at The Bridgespan Group, the preeminent strategy consulting firm in the US non-profit space. While at Bridgespan, Shazeen strategically advised several clients including the Anti-defamation League, Feeding America, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, YMCA of the USA, America’s Promise Alliance, World Vision, International Salvation Army and The Alzheimer’s Association. Prior to Bridgespan, Shazeen lead a practice at Price Waterhouse Coopers focused on governance and economic development for Canadian Aboriginal populations. Throughout her career, she has worked for various international development organizations such as the Aga Khan Foundation, the World Bank and the United Nations.
Shazeen is Highness’ expert consultant and collaboration partner in the important area of social impact, corporate responsibility and change impact.