Ali Sarafzadeh, President
Ali is a digital entrepreneur who works at the intersection of law, technology and business and is an expert in the development of digital solutions for regulated industries like government and education. As the former Chief Product Officer at a national IT firm, Ali helped develop and deploy complex digital solutions currently used in over 30+ states & municipalities, his first successful startup exit. Prior to that, Ali held senior executive roles within government and international private equity out of Dubai, Asia and East Africa. He developed an expertise in the development of systems for regulated industries, was co-founder of Education Vermont USA and has won multiple public service and IT awards for his digital implementations. Ali speaks 4 languages and volunteers time as a judge for Duke University's startup competition and actively advises various tech startups in the block-chain and ed-tech sectors.
MBA, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. JD, University of Virginia, School of Law.