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Ali Serdar Balaban, a scholar and strategist, was born in May 1st 1968 in Istanbul, Turkey. He had his undergraduate degree in business administration at University of Montpellier III, in France and his graduate degree in Strategy from Université Paul Valery in Montpellier. He also had an academic certificate in International Business at University of California Los Angeles. He has worked as a financial analyst, in Istanbul Turkey, for First Financial Canadian, Los Angeles between 1994 and 1996. Between 1996 and 2003 he has worked as the CEO of an IT company, Troysis. In 2003 he joined Homedrom, the leading DRTV Company as managing partner to lead international operations in several countries such as Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Cyprus. Between 2002 and 2004 he has also worked as EU senior consultant for EPC Co. in Turkey. In 2011 he has started to work for Murali Technologies until 2015, specializing in new generation marketing communication tools, products and services. In 2014 he has received RE/MAX master franchise rights for Ukraine and built a sustainable business in Ukraine in two years where his is still a shareholder and member of the Board. Mr. Balaban has also been lecturer for three years in International at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and for three years in Wisconsin University WIUU, Kiev, Ukraine.
Cengiz Sani was born in 1962 in Van, Turkey. He was graduated from Kabatas Erkek College, one of the most reputable schools in Turkey. Mr. Sani has started his business life as an entrepreneur in1981 and founded Evian Ticaret, specialised in F&B wholesale. He has become one of the biggest distributors of the major F&B companies in the region in a very short period of time. In 1995 Mr. Sani has added a finance company, CeSa Invoice Factoring, to his group of companies. Between 1981 and 2013 he has founded several companies as part of Sani Group. He has developed many award winning real estate development projects in Izmir, Turkey . The last housing project he has designed and developed has been considered as one of the best land development projects for the last 20 years in Izmir, Turkey. Mr. Sani’s companies have always been in the best 50 companies of Izmir for the last 15 years and received many awards from the local authorities and government.
Sam Javid was born in 1950 in Abadan, Iran. Mr. Javid has moved to USA in 1975 and had his graduate degree in business administration with concentration in accounting at UDC (University of the District of Columbia). He had his graduate degree in finance at the Newport University. He has started his professional career as an accounting supervisor at Ahmanson Development Construction in 1982, a real estate development firm, where was quickly promoted to finance director. Mr. Javid worked as executive for Shea Homes Construction between 1994 and 1997 and Casden Development, Beverly Hills between 1997 and 2000 until he finally built his own construction company, Stone Wind Ventures, Inc. and received his construction license (Construction License No: 953774). Mr. Javid has completed several important projects in the Los Angeles area since 2000 and joined SDG California as member of the Board. Sam Javid has 35 years of real estate development experience and is an expert of building on sloped lots.
Michael Gross was born and raised in Southern California. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Boston and New York in the Building, Design and Planning field for over 10 years. In 2006 he was in charge of a commercial design team of 20, responsible for the planning and execution of over 100 buildings worldwide. In 2012 he decided to start his own company, truly pursuing his passion for design. His company is now focused on providing efficient, high quality products which meet or exceed industry standards. In 2016 he has joined SDG California as a process consultant and planning architect.