Pejman Makhfi is a Silicon Valley technology veteran, serial entrepreneur and angel investor in the high-tech industry. Pejman has more than eighteen years of progressive experience in providing consultancy services and best practices to entrepreneurs, technology investors, and forward-thinking Startups.
Widely known as a leader in the field of Business Process Management and Knowledge Modeling, Pejman has an extensive background in the software and financial industries and has been the key architect for several award-winning industry leaders such as FinancialCircuit and Savvion.
His background includes:
VP of Solutions at Savvion, where he defines the roadmap and manages all solution development activities for Telecom, Financial Services and Life Sciences industries.
Venture Development Advisor at Singularity Institute, Managing Director of a private angel group and a member of Venture Mentoring Team where he provides assistance and guidance to several early-stage companies.
CTO position at FinancialCircuit, a company recognized as the technological innovator for financial industry and awarded as Silicon Valley’s Ninth Fastest-Growing Private Company in 2003. (Acquired by LPL)
CTO position at TEN (The Enterprise Network), a top Silicon Valley technology incubator hosting more than fifty Start-ups. Pejman managed TEN’s R&D as well as advised startups on the issues and trends affecting early stage and emerging growth companies. TEN has helped launch of many companies, including eBay, iPrint, Xros, Vertical Networks, Right Works, and Intruvert Networks.
Mr. Makhfi holds a B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science from Dortmund University in Germany and is a Scrum Master (CSM), an internationally licensed Project Manager (PMP) as well as a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) in continuous business improvement. He has authored multiple Patents and standards and is an active contributor to organizations such as “IEEE Neural Networks Society”, “American Association for Artificial Intelligence” and “American Society for Quality”.