Sam Askari

Strategic Planning • Project Budget  and Scheduling • Analytical Thinker • Organizational Skills • Process & Procedures Driven • Interpersonal Skills • Customer Satisfaction • Execution & Implementation • Regulatory & Compliance Focused • Team Builder

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Woodland Hills, CA

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Director of Strategic Initiatives

NIU College: 08/13 – Present

Main Responsibilities

  • Created 423% increase in student enrollment by adding new programs and advertising specific demographics
  • Formed partnerships with hospitals and private medical offices for student externships
  • Established partnership with Los Angeles Valley College for efficient student enrollment
  • Crafted partnerships with advertising companies for School attraction
  • Built exclusive affiliations for medical supplies with healthcare companies to lower overhead costs per student

Venture Analyst

Venture-Net Partners: 06/12 – 09/13

Main Responsibilities

  • Performed in-depth financial analyses of various companies for capital raising strategies in the biotechnology and software industries
  • Provided client-service financial advisory presentation materials for public and private companies through a variety of industries
  • Established partnership with Los Angeles Valley College for efficient student enrollment
  • Researched markets, trends, and potentials within each portfolio
  • Found investment for 14 companies for the company.

Business Consultant

Newport International University: 03/11 – 08/12

Main Responsibilities

  • Assisted in acquisition of vocational school for new revenue stream
  • Exclusive buy-side advisory for Newport International University’s Acquisition of TechExcel Vocational School
    o Constructed dynamic operating model with flexibility to run various revenue scenarios for different milestones achievements and sensitizing for forward-looking cases
    o Implemented valuation methodologies including discounted cash flow, precedent transaction and comparable company benchmarking and contribution analysis

Technical Skills

Data Management SoftwareExpert

Customer Relationship ManagementExpert

Electronic Health RecordsExpert






Microsoft Office SuitesExpert


Adobe IllustratorIntermediate

Fluent in FarsiAdvanced

Business Economics

University of California, Los Angeles