Prof. Ivan Nikkhoo, Non-executive Director, Digital Jersey
With over 30 years of industry experience in various senior capacities internationally, Ivan is a Managing Director at Siemer & Associates, a leading global technology merchant bank. He is also an advisor at Siemer Ventures, an early stage fund focused on technology investments globally. He has a strong background in private equity, venture capital, growth capital, M&A, technology ecosystem, finance, and entrepreneurship. He maintains a broad network of industry contacts, and has demonstrated a proven ability to bring early stage companies to life, taking growth companies to the next level, developing teams, raising growth capital, and implementing exit strategies.
Ivan has served on a number of corporate, business, and charity boards, including Digital Jersey, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA Chamber of Commerce, USC Marshall Partners, Junior Achievement of Southern California, and Los Angeles Venture Association to name a few. He is a Wexner Heritage Program Fellow, a member of Young Presidents' Organization, and is very active in the technology community. He was a finalist at the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1999. He maintains a blog for lifecycle of tech companies, is a CNN Guest Contributor, and is published on a number of tech sites.
Mr. Nikkhoo received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from McGill University.