Soyini Coke / Annona Enterprises
Soyini Coke is Managing Principal at Annona Enterprises, a strategic advisory firm that works with business under $100M in annual revenues. The company’s experience and exclusive framework helps its clients plan for success. Annona’s project management skills ensure that its clients assemble the funds, business processes and people to run their businesses more profitably.
She served on the founding board of two non-profit organizations in Atlanta. As the Sponsorship Chairperson for the South African American Chamber of Commerce, Soyini was responsible for creating the organization’s database of potential sponsors, developing the Chamber’s sponsorship packages, and securing companies to support the organization’s ongoing operations. As President of Team Ivy’s Networking Breakfast, Soyini assumed leadership of an informal group designed to foster meaningful relationships in the Ivy League business community. Under her stewardship, the breakfast more than tripled its attendance, secured marquis speakers for its programs, and has established a board to ensure proper oversight and continued growth.
Prior to founding Annona Enterprises, in 2004, Soyini served as an interim executive for start-up companies—structuring financing transactions, establishing a pipeline of potential investors, conducting presentations to raise capital, creating business plan and investor documents, creating the companies’ organizational structures, and designing business processes for management of company operations and revenue generation. She served as Business Manager for Atlanta-based FIERCE Magazine, an edgy, multi-cultural publication for women. Soyini was also the founder of Twenty Houses, Inc., a real estate investing company that wholesales property to other investors and controls a portfolio of residential real estate.
She began her career as a business analyst at McKinsey after graduating cum laude from Harvard University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Economics. Her personal interests include travel, salsa, and the spiritual quest for enlightenment.