Khadijeh Kamyab is the Founder and Managing Member of RPN Ventures LLC. She brings thirty years of experience in strategy development, management and technology consulting, program management, business development, restructuring, IPO readiness, acquisition integration, business intelligence analytics, as well as department-level P&L responsibility. She has established a demonstrable track record of improving bottom-line performance by identifying market opportunities, creating business solutions, and developing teams and processes. Prior to launching RPN Ventures LLC, Ms. Kamyab held positions in large, multinational corporations such as Ericsson, American Management Systems, Infonet Services Corporations, British Telecom, and Grant Thornton LLP. She holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and an MBA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She also studied International Business at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and completed the Leadership and Change Management program at Pepperdine University in Malibu. She is currently serving as a committee member of the Providence TrinityCare Foundation. Her volunteer work includes providing pro-bono advisory services to start-up companies and career coaching.
Aura Duran is a marketing professional with over 20 years of professional services/agency experience. Most recently she has been responsible for developing creative and strategic proposals, presentations and other materials for business development efforts and client retention programs for various clients. She identifies and/or crafts impactful customized content, from value propositions and differentiators to graphics and visual layouts for use in sales materials. Prior to this, Aura worked for a large accounting firm as a marketing manager leading a team of marketers to help support the business development efforts of the Southern California practice. She also brings agency experience, having worked for a small boutique advertising agency specializing in radio and TV advertising. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.