Amir is an entrepreneur and civic leader who backs entrepreneurs locally and nationally. Amir is the first Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, working closely with the most exciting companies in LA to source capital and to provide support, while also identifying opportunities for the City to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. He also worked closely with the White House to co-found National Entrepreneurs Day, to celebrate and recognize entrepreneurs around the country.
After several years in management consulting at Deloitte Consulting advising Fortune 100 companies, Amir founded Allied Group, Inc., a Los Angeles-based consumer products company, and Coleman Living, a joint-venture partner of the Coleman Company. He serves on board or advises several fast-growing tech and consumer companies including cPrime Inc. (acquired by Alten Group, Ticker: ATE), Oblong Industries, Crowdfunder, and Hint Water. Amir is also the founder of the Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing together innovative entrepreneurs across America to foster collaboration.
Amir serves on the board of the Young Presidents Organization (Bel Air Chapter), the LA Sports and Entertainment Commission, City Year and The Riordan Programs at UCLA. He completed his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine in Economics, Management, and Computer Science and his MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA.