Board of Directors

Shirin Behzadi, Chairwoman

Shirin Behzadi is a highly successful entrepreneur in the franchising industry. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), one of the largest franchise businesses in the home space. Shirin oversaw the growth of HFC’s sales with more than 1700 franchisees. Under her leadership, the system wide sales of the company grew significantly with double digit top and bottom line growth year over year.

Shirin is a visionary leader, entrepreneur and brand builder. During her twenty-year tenure with HFC, she transformed and professionalized HFC into what is considered today the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands.

Today, Shirin is a board member and an advisor to several companies, helping them plan and achieve their desired growth. Shirin has garnered coverage in print and broadcast outlets for her achievements, and has been recognized by EY as Entrepreneur of the Year and a recipient of the Innovation Award by Franchise.com

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.

Abbaseh (Abby) Modarres

Abbaseh (Abby) Modarres is Chief Executive Officer and owner of Signarama. Signarama Laguna Hills is a full-service sign and advertising company providing custom signs for businesses in Orange County.

Abby is a member of Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo Chambers of Commerce. She earned her Business Management degree, BA and MA in French Literature and worked as a freelance translator and a French language educator for over 15 years. In addition, she is a realtor at Harcourts Prime Properties and a certified home stager since 2017. As a Board Member of OCIACC, Abby is dedicated in supporting our local businesses and in strengthening the business community.

Faran Shaker

Faran Shaker is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Bank of America. He resides in Los Angeles and spent his childhood in Wisconsin. He is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Maryam Shokrai

Maryam Shokrai is the founder of Shokrai Law and has been representing clients in Southern California in business and employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters for over twenty-five years. She is a former shareholder of the prominent Orange County law firm of Call & Jensen, and started her own practice in 2012, after serving as General Counsel for a multi-state private education company. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Shokrai acts as outside general counsel for businesses that do not have their own in-house legal department.

Ms. Shokrai received her Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She holds an AV Rating® – the highest available – through the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system, attesting to an attorney’s professional excellence for legal knowledge and ethical standards. Ms. Shokrai is fluent in Persian and French, and is conversant in Spanish.

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

Alex Arash Eshraghi

Ali Bavafa

Ali Mansouri

Alireza Rahimifarid

Behrouz Rajaee

Faranak Shiravi

Farnoosh Tinoosh, MD, FAAO

Maryam Shokrai, Esq.

Mike Kazemi, Esq.

Nesa Targhibi, Esq.

Rex Behrashi

Sam Fekrirad

Samar Tehrani, ME.d/PSY.LAADC

Samila Sadri

Sara Vaziri

Sheila Sharifi

Sohaila Sahami, Esq.

Susan Shahidi

Sussan Saghei

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