|University of Southern California (USC), B.S.||1988|
|Business Administration & Entrepreneurial Studies|
|University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, M.B.A.||1996|
|University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, J.D.||1996|
Dan Afrasiabi / OEN Venture Northwest
Dan Afrasiabi is a seasoned entrepreneur with over fifteen years of experience in starting and leading technology services, analytics and marketing firms, with presence in the US, Latin America and Asia. Currently, Dan is the Founder and CEO of CardPower, a leading online rewards program that allows anyone with a bank card to link their card and start earning points for everyday purchases (www.cardpowercorp.com).
Dan was most recently the President and co-founder of a direct marketer of membership services and merchandise, experiencing significant growth by creating a membership-based program for the under-banked market.
Prior to that, Dan served as the President of Symphony Services Cost Management Group (CMG), an analytics, software and outsourcing company. In that role he was responsible for all of the Company’s operations in the United States and India. Dan’s position with Symphony was the result of the acquisition of his prior company, Stonehouse Technologies, by Symphony. Dan has also served as the President of Tickets.com (formerly NASDAQ traded under the symbol TIXX) Ticketing Services Group (TSG). Tickets.com provided some of the nation’s largest sports and entertainment organizations, including various Major League Baseball clubs with outsourcing solutions for the sale and distribution of their tickets. Tickets.com was acquired by a division of Major League Baseball.
Dan also has significant experience in private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and the capital markets. Dan was formerly a vice president at Ventana Global, Ltd., a private equity management firm.
Dan received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as an M.B.A. and J.D. graduate degrees, all from the University of Southern California.
Dan is a member and officer of the Oregon chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).