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Creating Value from Innovation


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Valorion is a consulting and business development company, that helps its clients to generate value from  creating and managing innovation, digitally transforming businesses, as well as, developing and investing in new ventures.


We are committed to bringing the best global experts and expertise to your project.  

Início: Service

Map the technology landscape
Understand the trends and key technologies for your company.  Evaluate how your business is positioned and in what direction to move. 

Develop your innovation portfolio

Define your innovation strategy  and  develop  a  product and/or business model innovation pipeline  based on risk and value creation potential 

Build an innovative organization and corporate culture

Establish the management and governance  processes and structures to become a more innovative organization   

Digitally transform your business

Identify opportunities in your value chain and the  technologies that create value  and prepare your business for the digital economy 

Invest in Start-ups to leverage external innovation

Identify the Start-ups  of interest to your business  and build value creating synergetic partnerships.

Início: Contact


Nils Tarnow, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO



Dr. Tarnow has extensive top management consulting experience in many industry sectors, from manufacturing to financial services, and on a wide range of topics, from business strategy to organizational development in different geographies around the world.  Through his academic background, work with his client and with several start-ups he is particularly interested in the topic of innovation management.  


Dr. Tarnow started his career at McKinsey & Company, where he worked in the Hamburg, the Tokyo and the Sao Paulo Offices. Later he joined The Boston Consulting Group in Brazil, where he became Managing Director and Partner.  Before returning to consulting, he also held senior executive positions at Banco Santander in Brazil and at Usiminas, a Brazilian steel and mining conglomerate, where his responsibilities included strategic planning, business development and the implementation of large organizational transformations.


Dr. Tarnow holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University, where he briefly worked as a lecturer and as a student member of the university’s Academic Council on Research.  Additionally, he earned a M.S. from U.C. Berkeley and graduated as Diplom Ingenieur from Leibniz Universtät in Hanover, Germany.  He also served as a Lieutenant of the Reserve in the German Army. 


Maria Laura Santos Tarnow

Senior Associate 


More than 25 years of experience and 20 years as C-level executive including more than 7 years of CEO experience. Worked with different global consumer goods companies in the Brazilian market dealing with a wide range of strategic, operational and organisational topics as well as, corporate development projects like brand building, market entry, digital transformation, distribution, pricing, portfolio management, team organisation and customer relation development. 


Active Board Member and Mentor of C-level executives. 


Executive Career:

  1. Responsible for the development of market strategies based on deep knowledge of consumer behavior: brand positioning, product development, pricing and communication.

  2. Development of digital transformation plans, including digital media, e-commerce, clienteling and social sales.

  3. Commercial experience in developing distribution strategies, retail operation, customer negotiation and sales force management.  Managed 70 stores, 5 e-commerces and partner relationships.

  4. Entrepreneurial vision, focus on results and building high performance teams.

  5. Implementation of diversity, inclusion and equity programs.

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