Since 1987, Mr. Pirnazar has provided consulting and /or management services to entrepreneurial companies in film, music and computer businesses (hardware and software). At different times, Mr. Pirnazar has provided his expertise as an investor, fund raiser, merger specialist, executive in charge of legal defense, top marketing executive, top sales executive, corporate leader, and a host of other sensitive management and operational functions.
1998- present. Principal Consultant. Pirnazar Consultants, Manhattan Beach California.
Representing a wide range of domestic and foreign clients in entertainment and technology. Providing services ranging from corporate finance and capitalization, to project financing, general management and strategic entrepreneurship.
1994-98. Technology Dynamics Corporation, Santa Monica, California, an interactive multimedia production and distribution company.
President/ CEO As part owner of the company acquired a considerable asset base consisting of ownership and distribution rights to a variety of interactive and multimedia products in entertainment, edutainment, music and pre-press imaging. The company has been selling its products and licensing its proprietary multimedia technology over the past three years.
1987 - 94. Executive Vice President, Trimark Pictures, Santa Monica, California, a diversified motion picture production and distribution company.
Grew the privately held company of $2.5 million in revenues to a public company of over $90M. Established the company as a leading independent diversified film producer and distributor in Hollywood.
Aside from general management functions, stayed directly involved in several key management functions such as :
1983 - 1987. National Computer Systems (NCS), Minneapolis, MN. NCS manufactures high technology scanners and is the largest producer of testing services and equipment in the nation. NCS is a highly profitable public company with over $500 million in annual sales.
Initially held the position of technical and marketing Product Manager; and later Western Regional Director for the "Psychometer" computerized psychological testing and clinical management system. Responsible for covering marketing and sales in the 11 Western states in the US with revenues for this product line in excess of $12 M.
1980 - 83. Compu-Psych Inc. (CPI), Kansas City, Missouri. CPI invented, developed (hardware and software), manufactured, sold and serviced the "Psychometer"; an interactive clinical testing computer system for the mental health profession.
· Held various positions in the company with responsibilities including the following: · Raising investor capital for the company in its start-up phase. · Developing user documentation material for the in-house manufactured computer hardware. · Writing technical and user operations manuals for both hardware and software. · Developed and implemented corporate, as well as marketing and sales strategies. · Held and conducted numerous promotional seminars for large groups of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, as well as for hospital senior managers across the country on the uses of high technology in the mental health profession.
In 1983, after operating in the black for 2 years, sold Cpmpu-Psych to NCS, in exchange for publicly traded NCS stock.
1976 - 81: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
Taught two independent courses per semester--while completing requirements for graduate degree-- 3 years.
EDUCATION (All at the University of Kansas) -- PhD Political Science 1982 -- MA Economics/ Business Management 1977 -- BA Economics 1975
Acquired a rare combination of technical, creative, legal, and management backgrounds by carefully structuring education and career path.
Extensive knowledge of entrepreneurial operation of a company, finance, computers, marketing to both consumers and trade, and software publishing.
Extensive science and technology background with interest in high technology
A highly effective communicator, teacher, organizer, and consultant.
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