Meet the Cialfolks!

A diverse set of passionate uniting to realise one dream - helping one million students get into their dream universities by 2020. Cialfo is short for Citius Altius Fortius which in Latin stands for Faster Higher Stronger. That's us, Cialfo!

Who We Are

We are a team of former high school counsellors, independent education consultants and university admissions officers with one vision - to make college application management simple, efficient & accessible for students, parents and counsellors!

Having helped thousands of students ourselves, we understand how challenging it can be to deliver a great user experience, maintain constant communication with parents and students, keep up with deadlines, and stick to a high service standard. All this, while ensuring scalability and efficiency for the organization.

So we built the Cialfo platform to solve exactly that.

The Leadership Team
Rohan pasari
Rohan Pasari
Co-founder & CEO
Stanley chia
Stanley Chia
Co-founder & COO
William hund
William Hund
Co-founder & Head of Product
Counseling Advisors
Dale Ford
British International School, Phuket
Bob Patterson
Former Director of Admissions, Stanford
Katy Murphy
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Trevor Sturgeon
Singapore American School
Jeffrey Neill
Taipei American School
Karen Sagall
International School Manila
Peggy Hock
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Business Advisors
Sarah K. Lee
Higher Ground Education
Sarah graduated from Harvard University with a Master’s degree in International Education where she was a J.D. Admissions Reader at the Harvard Law School and is a Career Advisor to Stanford MBA students and alumni. Sarah started her career at a management consulting firm where she worked with Fortune 500 companies. Subsequently, she was recruited to join a leading education organization in San Francisco where she helped open college preparatory schools in California.
Arjun Anand
Arjun Anand is a Principal at Verlinvest. He participates in developing investment thesis and valuations for new investments in Asia. He also supports management teams of portfolio companies in strategy & business planning, financial reporting and operational improvements. Prior to joining Verlinvest, Arjun worked at A.T. Kearney in the Australia, South East Asia and India offices. Arjun holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and is a Mechanical Engineer from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
Karl Engkvist
Taylor's Education
Karl Engkvist is Executive Vice President of Business Development at Academic Partnerships, and is responsible for establishing and managing partnerships with universities in Asia. Previously, Karl was a senior vice president of business development for Pearson, responsible for the development of Pearson's strategies to capitalize on the adoption of educational technologies. He also served as Chief Operating Officer at Campus Direct, and as Executive Vice President at Blackboard. Prior to Blackboard, Karl spent 10 years with The Princeton Review. Karl holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College.
Our Partners
Awards & Achievements
Winner of EdTechX Asia 2016

by - EdTechX Asia

Top 5 Companies to watch 2017

by - Straits Times