Tues., Nov. 24, 2020 • Agenda: 6:10–6:30 PM

• 6:30–8:00 PM / Program

Steve Feinman has 35 years of successful executive leadership experience, including yearly projects of $1.5 – 5.5 million, multi-year projects with annual revenues in excess of $10 million, and a SPAWAR BOASS contract for more than $70 million. His research for NSF and other federal agencies included work in economic policy, technological innovation adoption, and diffusion, the use and application of scientific and technical information.

As a SCORE Mentor in the Ann Arbor Chapter of SCORE, Steve provides Art Advisory, Art Marketing, and strategic marketing service to small businesses. He was a SCORE District Director from 2010 to 2017. His areas of interest include fine art marketing, strategic marketing and sales, government contracting, heavy and specialty construction. In 2015, Feinman was named Small Business Counselor of the Year by the SBA Michigan District Office.

Dr. Mehdi Ilkhani-Pour has been a business leader and executive for 35 years. He spent his corporate career with three global companies: Owens-Corning, BASF, and Freudenberg. His career has encompassed Product Development, Operations, Marketing & Sales, and General Management. He was a Regional CEO and Global Executive Vice President in his most recent corporate roles. He has been closely involved in mergers and acquisitions, and has been on company boards.

Ilkhani-Pour also pursued his entrepreneurial passion, founding his own company and successfully growing its value over several years. He was a business consultant and executive leadership coach since 2016. He is also a mentor to small business owners through the non-profit SCORE organization.

Mehdi received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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