Ferey Faridian, Northern California, Silicon Valley
Ferey is a senior strategic investment professional with 25 years of experience spanning management consulting in 12 countries, investment banking and principal investing, as well as serving as CEO/President of high-technology ventures.
Most recently Ferey served as President of Intelligent Fiber Optics Corp. a company that develops advanced optical sensing solutions for the aerospace, energy and medical devices markets. There he helped double the size of the business, serving US government agencies like NIH, NSF, DOE as well as major prime contractors and international commercial clients. Previous to that he was a Managing Director of Aura VC, where he provided buyout financing and M&A advisory services to top-tier clients in IT, media, and high technology businesses. Ferey has served as board member and adviser to venture-backed startups and led a group of 35 technical, scientific and business staff to turn around a $20 million investment on behalf of Hoya Corporation of Japan, Sumitomo and other investors.
Building on his extensive product and business development experience, Ferey served as a partner in the venture capital fund of a $2 Billion fund of funds, for which he evaluated investments in hardware and software companies.