Stephanie Nguku is the Founder and Managing Partner of Upscale Consulting. Having obtained gainful experience from the financial sector of over 12years. She plays a central role in managing and developing meaningful business relationships, underwriting credit transactions, and working closely with partners and clients to structure and deploy commercial financing solutions for aspiring and established businesses as well as creating customized financial plans.
In the Business Ecosystem, Stephanie is a mentor with Make-IT Mentor Driven Capital Program run by VC4Africa and Imarisha Mentoring Program run by Mowgli Mentoring(UK based). She has worked with several Accelerator Programmes such as; Techstars Startup Accelerator, WYLDE International and Cytonn e-hub as a trainer and coach with their cohorts, on matters Access to capital and Investor Readiness as well as Financial Planning a space she has been vouched to be well versed with by her partners and associations; coupled with business advisory abilities. Stephanie has also participated as a Judge at the HULT PRIZE Regional 2019 Summit, a global UK based initiative championing social enterprises at the university level for vast acceleration at the Hult Castle in the UK. She has and participates as a panelist in several related events.
She sits in several boards for businesses in different sectors supporting the business and financial advisory functions.
Stephanie holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Africa Nazarene University in Banking and Finance and a CPA holder from Strathmore University. She’s a graduate of the PassionBiz Academy having gone through the Harness Your Brilliance Program aimed at harnessing one’s business acumen. She has undergone a Public Speaking Masterclass with Shape Afrika Ltd. She is set to join Strathmore Business School soon for the Masters in Development Finance program.
She is a member of KNCCI (Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and the Elite Club run by Wealth International Fitness, focused on enhancing one’s business and financial growth.
Stephanie is passionate about matters financial wellness; with focus to access to capital and financial planning. She believes that, this being an integral part of our personal and business lives if well catered; our overall well-being is covered.