Board of Advisors::
Since MindShare Ventures Group's business interests are in many areas, it has assembled business leaders from these individual areas, to advise on decisions, strategy, and enhance business develpment as well as relationships.
A dynamic filmmaker, Sean Stone has been in Hollywood and the entertainment industry since childhood, as he has apprenticed under his father, the legendary Movie Director, Oliver Stone, who has directed movie hits such as Wall Street, JFK, Platoon, Born on the 4th of July, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, and written brilliant screenplays such as Scarface as well as Evita. Having studied at Oxford and Princeton Universities, Sean possesses a keen interest in world history as well as politics, as he submitted his thesis on "The New World Order" when graduating Princeton. Sean is highly sought after for interviews for his political opinions and has appeared on shows such as Piers Morgan ~ CNN, Bill O'Reilly and Russia Today
Sean began his filmmaking career by shooting footage for his father’s 2002 documentaries on Fidel Castro and Persona Non Grata. He again worked with his father in directing the behind-the-scenes features for the DVD release of Alexander and simultaneously directed the feature-length documentary, Fight Against Time, about his father’s journey in making that epic film. Sean Stone continued to apprentice under his father, directing documentaries for the DVD features of Nixon (Disney) and W (Lionsgate). He was recently Associate Editor on his father’s documentary, the 12-Part series for Showtime, The Secret History of the United States.
Stone has just completed his feature-length directorial debut, Greystone Park (ARC/Xclrator). This supernatural-horror story is based on actual events that occurred when the filmmakers broke into a haunted insane asylum in late 2009. Stone co-wrote and stars in the film. Possessing tremendous business savvy, Stone is a co-founder of Film Funds (www.filmfunds.com), an internet-based company that helps filmmakers build an audience for their films, as well as offering R&D components for both studios and independent filmmakers alike.
Stone is currently developing multiple productions, including co-productions in Brazil, and two films scheduled to be filmed in the United States this year.
Nargis Fakhri made her acting debut with Bollywood film, “Rockstar” where she starred opposite A-Lister, Ranbir Kapoor. King of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is among those who immensely liked the musical love story of Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri. Nargis’ super charming and elegant debut was so well received that she immediately became a Bollywood star, this amidst Bollywood being the harshest and pickiest of playgrounds. Since then, she has turned down to star in several movie offers. In 2013, “Madras Café” is being released where she plays the female lead as a political reporter in a film about terrorism, with John Abraham being the male lead as the Indian Intelligence agent. She has also accepted to play the lead in “Shaukeen” also starring Akshay Kumar.
The stunningly elegant Nargis Fakhri has graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, GQ, Elle, People, FHM, Maxim, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Hello!, and FHM to name a few.
Nargis is intensively involved with the chairty known as Akshara, an NGO which is dedicated to the education if underprivileged women in Mumbai.
Ms.Fakhri studied at Queens College in Manhattan where she received her degree in psychology and art.
Prior to Founding Safinat, Amt Patel launched several companies, including:: Affordable Green Development, a green development company focused on the public housing sector for muncipalities in the Northeastern region of The United States. The Nirmana Group, a privately held real estate development company in New Jersey and Education for Homes, a solar consulting company. Amit Patel studies business at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Jeff has over 40 years of extensive experience in the pharmaceutical Industry.
In 1991, he founded Interactive Network for Continuing Education ( INCE ) that developed and implemented over 3,000 continuing education programs for the top 50 companies in the pharmaceutical industry. With an emphasis on educational programs in oncology, INCE's impressive client roster included Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson&Johnson, Abbott, Bayer, Amgen and Biogen, just to name a few.
In the early 90s, Jeff developed an innovative and groundbreaking marketing product known as audioconference lunch programs, for physicians. His innovation became a necessity for medical sales representatives of most companies in the pharma industry. They were able to deliver interactive presentations of high quality key opinion leaders directly into physician’s offices and hospital grand rounds.
Because of the famed success of INCE, his client, GlaxoSmithKline urged him to create another company so that it could service it's own needs. Thus, in 1993, he founded Advanced Communication and Education (ACE) that mostly conducted peer to peer speaker-supported dinner meetings and advisory board meetings. Advanced Communication and Education conducted over 15,000 dinner meetings and advisory boards for GlaxoSmithKline alone.
By 2003, both of Jeff's companies, had a combined revenue of over $30 million.
Prior to his dynamic success with his own companies in the Pharma indusrtry, Jeff worked as an Executive for major pharmaceutical companies such as Lederle, Roche, Sandoz and Janssen Pharmaceutica. Some of these Executive positions includedProduct Manager, International Marketing Manager, Communications Manager and Director of Continuing Medical Education.
Jeff Naqvi wrote an acclaimed article known as "Getting The Doctor's Ear", in the pharma industry's most popular publication, "The Pharmaceutical Executive".
In 2013, he has founded Postgraduate Education in Long Term Care,with the specific objective of providing educational programs for nurses and pharmacists in long term care.
He obtained his MBA from Wagner College, Staten Island NY, in 1979.
Tech Starts Ups::
Amit is Founder of Fashionism.com, the first, luxury, cash rewards program of it's kind in the world. Fashionism.com has partnerships with top retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Theory, Girogio Armani, Helmut Lang, Dolce and Gabanna, & over 90 others luxury retailers. Prior to launching Fashionism.com, Amit was an Online Marketing Executive for Polo Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue in New York City and also held position as Online Marketing Executive at Aeropostale where he launched their e-commerce, aeropostale.com. Additionally, Amit was the Global Head of Marketing at KGB Deals, where he ran a $30MM customer acquisition budget, and managed a global team in NY, London, Paris & Milan.
A graduate of George Washington University, earning a degree in business, Amit has advised companies for the past 10 years in various sectors, on developing innovative online marketing strategies, with a focus on customer acquisition.
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Daniel Gohari is Founding Partner of The Xerxes Group in New York City, a real estate acquisition company based in Manhattan, with a focus on the NYC and North Eastern market. The company has ownership interest in over six million square feet of real estate and have successfully consummated $350 million worth of transactions over the past two years.
Prior to founding his own firm, he was Vice President of The Moinian group for 6 years, a company which is one of the largest owners of Real Estate in New York City and the United States. Due to his business acumen and leadership, the company’s portfolio has grown from 2 million to 20 million sf. Mr. Gohari, along with his 40-person team, headed The Moinian Group’s national commercial and retail real estate portfolio, including buildings such at 3 Columbus Circle (a 725,000 sqft commercial office building formerly know as “The Newsweek Building”), 180 Maiden Lane (1.1million sqft), 530 Fifth Avenue (500,000 sqft), Sears Tower, and Renaissance Tower to name a few.
Mr. Gohari’s leasing expertise has been the key to maintaining occupancy rates in the New York portfolio high above the industry average at approximately 98%. Over his tenure at TMG Mr. Gohari was involved in over $3.5 billion of leasing transactions.
Mr. Gohari has established relationships with major tenants as well as with financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Dreyfus Bank, and Prime tents like Columbia University, American Eagle and Duane Reade. Mr. Gohari’s financing experience stems from multiple transactions over the past 9 years with the closing of 3 Columbus Circle and the refinancing of 60 Madison Avenue.
Mr. Gohari graduated from NYU Stern School of Business in 2001 with a degree in finance. Mr. Gohari also finished at the top of his class in a Strategic Negotiations at Harvard University
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