Board of Directors

Shirin Behzadi, Chairwoman

Shirin is Chief Executive Officer of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), which recently celebrated its 26th year as the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home-related goods and services space. HFC’s four brands including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft™ and, recently acquired, AdvantaClean® are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 1,700 franchise territories operating in more than 11,000 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. An entrepreneur herself who migrated to the U.S., Shirin recently received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award, nomination to the Orange County Business Journal OCBJ 500, selection as a presenter at the Franchise Times Finance and Growth Conference and the subject of profile stories in Franchise Times and Entrepreneur magazines, among many others.

Alex Arash Eshraghi

Arash established Bayshield Insurance Services in 2013 after having spent several years in the insurance industry helping countless small to medium sized businesses find affordable insurance that meets their needs. His dedication to customer satisfaction has earned him excellent ratings at all of the companies he has worked for. Bayshield Insurance Services is a full service insurance agency that specializes in a wide range of insurance needs, including personal, commercial, health and Life & Retirement Planning

Arash Graduated from Wichita State University in Mechanical engineering .When he’s not on his computer or phone, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, watching movie and enjoying nature.

Babak Manii

Babak earned his Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Azusa Pacific University. He is the CEO and founder of Chem-Serv and CSI-Environmental. Both companies are involved in the manufacturing and selling of industrial chemicals since 1989. He has designed and constructed several water reclamations systems in the area. Babak is a member of the JDRF, involved with the Assistance League of Covina, and has contributed to organizations such as UNICEF and the Serenity Infant Care Homes.

Suzan Nasr

Suzan Nasr has over 15 years of experience in Residential Real Estate serving South Orange County and coastal communities. She has a degree in Business Management and Computer Science. Her prior experience consists of 10 plus years as a network consultant. She left technology to pursue her passion and became a Real Estate Broker as she loves working with people and helping them achieve their real estate related goals.

Samila Sadri

Samila is currently Operations Manager of a business with twenty years of successful experience in financial planning and analysis, accounting, client services, marketing and sales. In prior, Samila was Group Operations Manager at Bank of America, resolving customer check forgery claims. She spearheaded a new risk management unit within BofA to mitigate check forgery and has successfully managed to prevent millions of dollars of losses to the bank and has received numerous recognitions from executive management. Samila has earned her B.S. degree in Computer Science with concentrated focus in Accounting; she also is a CTEC registered tax preparer. Samila has been serving on the board of Orange County Institute of Management Accountants since 2014. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally.

Faranak Shiravi

Faranak has been the lead project manager for multi-million dollars, multi-phased projects at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Project Manager with Loan Depot. Faranak’s passion is to help others through volunteering her time and using her resources. She is very active and involved with different organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Orangewood Foundation and South County Outreach. Faranak joined OCIACC to help with community outreach programs.

Darya Shahidi

Darya left Iran at the age of five and attended a boarding school in Brighton, England. She received her B.S. with honors in Computer Sciences from the London University. Darya spent the next 19 years working in England, Afghanistan, and Japan. She moved to the United States in 1992 to work as a TechNet level 4 supervisor for Microsoft and stayed with them until 2000. During this time, Darya went back to school and studied interior design and landscape design, and started a company for design and construction which has been in business for the past 22 years.

In 2016, Darya started Aqua Derm Med/Beauty Spa and is planning to open two new locations in South Orange County in 2020.

Darya is a member of National Professional Women (NPW), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and UNDP Civil Society. She contributes to local charities regularly and volunteers at Saddleback Hospital.

Darya is proud of her heritage and celebrates all Persian traditions. By joining OCIACC board of directors, Darya hopes to give back to the community as a business woman and help others succeed.

Omid Yousofi

Principal Partner of the Titan Pacific Group – Real Estate Sales & Investments, Omid obtained his Real Estate License in 2005 and has developed a proven track record of success representing buyers, sellers, and investors of residential, commercial, industrial, and land properties throughout Southern California and as far north as Silicon Valley. Ranked among the Top 1% producing real estate agents in Orange County based on sales volume, Omid also earned HomeLight’s coveted Top Negotiator Award for negotiating the most significant purchase price reductions for buyers throughout Orange County, including the single most substantial negotiated purchase price reduction ever-obtained for a buyer-client in the history of Newport Beach.

Omid has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction management from the University of Southern California, as well as a Juris Doctorate in Law from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. His resume of accomplishments also includes leading Infrastructure Sales for a Fortune 150 Company (the largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, and public-private-partnership developer in the world).

Maziar Zamani

Maziar has earned his BS and his MBA in the field of IT management and has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector. He is fluent in English, Farsi, and German. Maziar joined OCIACC in November 2015 to meet new people and learn about new business opportunities. In 2017 he started his own company, KAMPP Technology & Marketing. Maziar is passionate to help new businesses start and grow.

Executive Officer

Shani Moslehi

Founder, President, Executive Director

Shani is a determined and passionate businesswoman, and often takes on extra burdens to help those around her succeed. She is known for her ability to connect with others in a meaningful way and has used this skill to teach networking for many years. Her goal with founding OCIACC is to help bring the business community together and help small business owners understand the value of face to face negotiation and building lasting relationships. Besides owning her own business, she has many years of experience in customer service and sales, having worked for several Fortune 500 companies. Shani is a dedicated volunteer, and has worked extensively with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s OC and Habitat for Humanity. Shani has been the recipient of many business awards for the areas of leadership, mentoring, networking, and service to the community. She is also an alumni of Leadership Tomorrow, a premier course focused on developing the leaders of the future.

Past Board Members

Ali Bavafa

Rex Behrashi

Sam Fekrirad

Mike Kazemi, Esq.

Ali Mansouri

Alireza Rahimifarid

Behrouz Rajaee

Sussan Saghei

Sohaila Sahami, Esq.

Susan Shahidi

Sheila Sharifi

Maryam Shokrai, Esq.

Nesa Targhibi, Esq.

Samar Tehrani, ME.d/PSY.LAADC

Farnoosh Tinoosh, MD, FAAO

Sara Vaziri

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