Delivering Clarity & Edge
Confidential leadership advisory and coaching for C-Suite Executives in high risk, crisis, transformative, or strategically complex corporate scenarios.
Deep coaching for world-class competitors (traders, deal negotiators, professional athletes and artists) needing psychological edge to beat their competition.
INDUSTRY EXPOSURE BY THE NUMBERS
C-SUITE / EXEC MGMT
SOFTWARE / TECH
BIG DATA & ANALYTICS
CRISIS & CASH FLOW MGMT
INDEPENDENT FILM & TV
PHARMACEUTICAL / FOODS
02 prior work
BREADTH AND RANGE
LEADERSHIP AT SCALE
Fortune 500 Executives
Insights into Complexity
Ten years of partnership and strategic alliances with executives of some of the world's top blue chips companies, including Amazon Web Services, Bank of America, Intel Corp, IBM, Google, Nasdaq, NYSE, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Goldman Sachs.
Strategists & Financiers
The Dealmakers and Rainmakers
Over ten strategic partnerships crafted and brought into existence. Experience with asset sales, asset purchases, technology licensing deals, intellectual property, patents, white label transactions, equity & debt transactions, mergers, partnerships, and marketing collaborations.
Tech & Science Visionaries
Iterating to Innovation
Direct experience in bootstrapping three world-beating technology platforms which became case studies for AWS and Intel. Grew up in parents' side-by-side chemical engineering labs at MIT. Visionaries and dreamers welcome to brainstorm the future.
RUNNING THE ENTERPRISE
Crafting Flexible, Aggressive Leadership
Seven years personal C-Suite experience plus a decade working with CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CFOs, CCOs, and GCs across public, private, and government entities. Deep familiarity with the challenges of leadership under stress. "By far the most difficult skill I learned as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology" ~ Ben Horowitz, founder Andreessen Horowitz.
STARTUPS & CHANGEMAKERS
Entrepreneurs & Founders
The Art of Business Creation
Direct experience with taking a company from $0 to over $3 Trillion in annual transaction volume. Pivots, bootstrapping, rapid growth, and cash crunches as part of the daily grind. Frameworks for risk taking, navigating complexity, and unknown unknowns. Strategies for competing with Fortune 500 competitors and later transforming that into collaboration and acquisition interest.
HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD
Portfolio Managers & Traders
The Mind to Beat the Market
Six years of Goldman Sachs trading floor experience in equities and FX trading and ten years in hedge fund and prop shop management. Full understanding of the continuum between discretionary and automated trading with experience in equities, futures, FX, options, and distressed debt.
LIFE IN WORDS
Arzhang is an executive coach and strategic advisor based in NYC with over 20 years’ experience in high stakes, high pressure environments spanning a wide cross-section of industries. His clients include executives from Facebook, Google, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz, BlackRock, the NFL, the NBA, Comcast, McKinsey, and Goldman Sachs, in addition to startups and hedge funds.
Throughout his executive career, Arzhang has gained significant exposure to the challenges of leadership and peak performance across the fields of investment banking, tech startups, hedge funds, media, pharmaceuticals, and the food industry.
His approach focuses on solutions-based problem solving, incorporating multiple factors such as organizational psychology, negotiation strategies, and personal values to design fast and effective change strategies for clients.
Prior to founding Kamarei Advisory, Arzhang was the Co-Founder of Thesys Technologies and President of its parent company, Thesys Group (formerly Tradeworx), a hybrid technology company / hedge fund where he spent 10 years partnering with tech and finance pioneers to bring an array of cutting edge solutions to market. During his tenure, the company grew to $10-20 Billion in daily transactions, handling over 5% of the daily volume of the US stock market, or a total of over $3 Trillion in annual transaction volumes.
Arzhang has also been active in public education initiatives, having consulted with members of Congress and their staffers, SEC and CTFC Commissioners, and having lectured extensively around the world, including as an AWS speaker in Las Vegas, Singapore, and San Francisco with additional engagements in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and São Paulo. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, in The Wall St. Journal, and was interviewed for Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys.
Earlier in his career, Arzhang served for 6 years as a Vice President on Goldman Sachs' International Equities Trading Desk, before leaving to go to NYU Film School, a long time interest. His later work in independent film provided an important introduction to entrepreneurship and collaboration with creative teams.
Arzhang grew up in the research environment at MIT, where his parents had side-by-side labs in the Chemical Engineering department. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Harvard University, an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from NYU, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Arzhang is the editor of Inside the Black Box: The Simple Truth About Quantitative Trading (1st Edition) and produced a short film and scripts that were invited to the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. He currently lives in NYC with his wife, Rebecca Ringle, a professional opera singer who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world. He has intellectual interests in theories of the mind and the intersection of culture, moral reasoning, and AI.
ADVISORY | COACHING
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