Sharifi has been a CFO in the healthcare and education nonprofit sector for 16 years. She currently serves as the CFO at a national nonprofit, Lifelong Learning, a Learn 4 Life Network of public schools, serving 22,000 K-12 students in CA alone. Sharifi also serves as an Adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.
Sharifi is a community activist, for the past 20 years having served on numerous charitable boards, as co-chair of the CFO Leadership Council and as the 5th Supervisorial District Representative on Taxpayers Oversight for Measure M. She has been nominated seven consecutive years for CFO of the Year awards by Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) and won the Outstanding Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards in 2019. Sharifi was named to the 2019 OCBJ’s inaugural OC500, which is comprised of the most influential businesspeople and opinion shapers in the county.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Eastern Michigan University, MBA and a certificate in management and leadership from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sharifi also holds an IRS Enrolled Agent license that allows her to practice anywhere in the world.
In this session, we’ll take a look at various automation technologies including Blockchain, AI, IA, and Machine Learning with the goal of helping you understand what they are, how they can help your business, and why you should implement them to win competitive advantage in the marketplace.