Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. Amir Heshmatpour is the Founder and Managing Director of AFH Holding & Advisory LLC, an integrated advisory and consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients who seek strategic counsel and sophisticated access to global capital markets. Since founding the Company in 2003, he has led AFH through numerous successful transactions both in the United States and China.
Prior to founding AFH, Amir Heshmatpour was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metrophone Telecommunications, Inc., a company he began in 1994 with $ 30,000. At the age of 24, Amir Heshmatpour completed his first reverse merger between Metrophone and Datawave Communications, a prepaid telephone card company, which was affiliated with AT&T.
Over the next ten years, Amir Heshmatpour spearheaded Metrophone’s growth, leading it through a total of 17 acquisitions and growing the business to over $100 million in revenue. Metrophone was twice named among the 100 fastest growing companies in the Northwest and by 2003 the company operated in 34 states and was ranked among the top 10 public service providers in the U.S.
Mr. Amir Heshmatpour was recognized as "Businessman of the Year" by the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2003 and served as Head of the Republican Congressional Business Advisory for the year. His philanthropic exposure began at an early age, as his family founded Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics, an organization serving children with special needs and their families. He has served on the Board of "Young Life", a teen-mentoring organization. He currently serves on the board of the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE), an organization promoting financial and economic literacy, as well as the Board of Advisors at the UCLA Anderson Price Center. Amir Heshmatpour