Faris Alami is the founder and CEO of International Strategic Management, an international technology company in which he works with international companies on technologies, leadership, entrepreneurship and culture programs. He is a consultant with the World Bank as an "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Expert." He also works with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Wayne State University and Babson College.
Working with several business incubators, Faris managed over 100 start-ups, planned, managed, and directed entrepreneurial training, talent, and several international initiatives/programs.
Faris is a certified FastTrac Facilitator for Kauffman Foundation in their internationally recognized Entrepreneurial Training program. He also facilitates a Global Trade Mission program for High Schools students, in which they learn how to launch a global technology company. Faris also mentors University of Michigan MBA students and serves on the Board of several organizations.
The road to business excellence began for Faris when he started a marketing company in Tucson, Arizona at age 18. Since that time, and in increasingly demanding roles, he has served nonprofit organizations, five-star resorts, national marketing companies, fledgling companies, and major department store chains, and lent his expertise to service, wholesale and retail companies. Under his management, one client company experienced a 1300% increase in membership. Another reduced product returns by 58%, and a third company cut employee turnover by 92%.
Frequently requested as a speaker by agencies, Faris presents topics such as: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Generational Diversity in the Workplace, Cross-Cultural Differences, Strategies for Employee Retention, Making Time Work for You, and Bringing Peace to the Middle East.
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