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Jahan G. Alamzad

Managing Principal

Email:

jahan.alamzad@ca-advisors.com

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 has held senior leadership positions for more than two decades. He specializes in the application of advanced analytics to complex business problems. He has been engaged in a variety of assignments in finance, operations, marketing, planning, and information technology, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, business-process architecture, and change management to tactical operations analysis, resource planning, and organizational development. ,He has led restructuring and turnaround projects, as well as the design, development, and delivery of information systems. His areas of expertise include analytics, strategy, corporate finance, investment portfolio management, valuation, financial planning and analysis, technology, transformation, market analysis, yield (revenue) management, risk management, supply chain management,and after-market support.

 

Oracle Corporation, Capricorn Investment Group, The Boeing Company, Korean Air, Lufthansa Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bombardier Aerospace, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Citi Ventures, Amtrak, San Jose Jet Center (acquired by Atlantic Aviation), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Malaysia Airlines, Mexicana Airlines, Copa Airlines (Panama), Qantas Airways, Rolls-Royce, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Fasken Oil & Gas, Braathens SAFE (acquired by Scandinavian Airlines), Britannia Airways (predecessor to Thomson Airways), Kuwait Airways, Canadian Airlines International (acquired by Air Canada), Flight Partners Group, W. W. Grainger, Avaya, Mesco, Sheorey Digital Systems, Aquarius Investment Advisors.


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CA Advisors, San Carlos, California
Managing Principal

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco, California
Director, Strategy and Analytics

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Applied Decision Analysis, Menlo Park, California
(Acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1998. A unit of Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting in 2001,
Fully merged with Duff & Phelps in 2004)
Outside Advisor (1998-2004)
Director of Airline, Aerospace, and Operations Research Practice (1996-1998)   (More...)

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California Airlines, Inc., San Jose, California
(Merged with CA Capital, a unit of CA Advisors in 2004)
CEO

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Management Science Group, San Jose, California
(Merged with Applied Decision Analysis in 1996)
Co-founder and Managing Director

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American Airlines, Dallas, Texas
Finance Division, Corporate Operations Research Department

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United Airlines, San Francisco, California
Maintenance Operations Division, Advanced Planning Department


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Brunel Excellence, Cologne, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board of this unit of Brunel, a Dutch corporation

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Gesellschaft fuer Markt- und Strategieberatung mbH (GMS), Munich and Wiesbaden, Germany
(Merged with Brunel, a Dutch corporation, in January 2005)
Member of the Advisory Board


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Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California
School of Business and Management
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management   (More...)

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San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Lecturer, Airline and Aerospace Management   (More...)


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Stanford University
M.S., Management Science and Engineering

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University of Southern California
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering

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University of Illinois, (Urbana-Champaign)
B.S., Civil Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering


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Jahan Alamzad, Opinion, The San Mateo Daily Journal:

–  "Abenomics Destination?" July 7, 2017

–  "Post Big Data Era," April 26, 2017

–  "Dinosaurs that Do Not Die," August 3, 2016

–  "Big Data is Good, Smart Data is Better," July 27, 2015

–  "Venture Capitalism with a Human Face," December 26, 2012

–  "Past Clues for American Airlines' Future," August 27, 2012

–  "Stanford Alumna to Rescue Yahoo!," July 25, 2012

–  "Social Media beyond Facebook IPO," May 31, 2012

–  "Spotlight on Private Equity," January 23, 2012

–  "Solyndra’s Seen-before Odyssey," November 21, 2011

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Jahan Alamzad, Opinion, The Korea Herald:

–  "Brexit Shot Across the Bow for Trade Agreements," July 3, 2016

–  "Mumbai Can Learn a Lot from Seoul," March 16, 2016

–  "For Whom the Cyprus Crisis Bell Tolls?" April 1, 2013

–  "KAMS Countries Are Pushing aside BRICs," February 11, 2013

–  "New Paradigm Sought for Changing Chaebol," December 30, 2012

–  "Is There Hope for U.S. Manufacturing?" October 21, 2012

–  "Seoul 2008 Offers Lessons to New York 2011," November 18, 2011

–  "2008 Crisis: Black Swan or Flashing Red Flamingo?" July 18, 2011

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Jahan Alamzad, Opinion, The Korea Times:

–  "Learning How to Consume," May 28, 2010

–  "Reckoning with Challenges," October 13, 2009

–  "Tribute to Honor," May 29, 2009

–  "Essentials for Economic Success," December 30, 2008

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Collaborator; Charles Banfe, Airline Management, Prentice Hall, September 1991   (More...)

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Charles Banfe and Jahan Alamzad, “Choosing Aircraft Interiors Gives a Competitive Edge,”
Airline Executive International, December 1991   (More...)

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Contributor; M. J. Rosenblatt, "Fixed Cycle, Basic Cycle and EOQ Approaches to the Multi-item Single-supplier
Inventory System," International Journal of Production Research, November 1985


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KRON Channel 4 News, San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland secondary NBC affiliate, "Southwest Airlines Incident over Arizona," April 2, 2011   (Watch video...)

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KRON Channel 4 News, San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland secondary NBC affiliate, "United - Continental merger," September 17, 2010   (Watch video...)

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KNTV NBC11 News, Channel 11 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland NBC affiliate, "Aloha Collapse Signals More Airline Bankruptcies On The Way," April 3, 2008   (More...)

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KPIX Channel 5 Eyewitness News, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CBS affiliate, "New Low-cost Airline Flying to Bay Area," February 8, 2005   (More...)

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KRON Channel 4 News, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose News Station, "Low-cost Airlines Rank High in Quality,"
April 5, 2004   (More...)

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KTVU Channel 2 Ten O'Clock News, Oakland-San Francisco-San Jose Fox affiliate, "Discussion of Airfare Rate
Changes," March 22, 2004   (Watch video...)

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KNTV Channel 11, San Jose-Oakland-San Francisco NBC affiliate, "USAir Crash," September 9, 1994   (Watch video...)


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Aviation Business Asia Pacific, "Formulating Aircraft Strategy in an Economic Downturn," August 1, 2009

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Flights of Fancy; Cathay Pacific Has Upgraded its Seating," October 9, 2007

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San Jose Mercury News, "Super Jumbojet Lands in San Francisco," October 5, 2007

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San Jose Mercury News, "Virgin America Rolls Out," October 12, 2006

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USAToday.com., Today in the Sky, "Southwest to Dulles: Today in the Sky Asks Airline Experts for Their Take,"
April 5, 2006

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Rocky Mountain News, "Bankruptcy Funding Trough Could Dry up," September 14, 2005

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USA Today, "More Flights Connecting through Smaller Airports," September 13, 2005

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San Jose Mercury News, "Air Travelers Fare Well in San Jose," March 22, 2004
Also in The Miami Herald, "San Jose, Calif., Travelers Rejoice over Raging Fare Wars," March 22, 2004

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San Jose Mercury News, "Airlines Flying Steadier Course," November 2, 2003

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San Jose Mercury News, "Airlines' Mayday Call May Go Unanswered," March 27, 2003
Also in The Seattle Times, "Airline Failures No Tragedy, Experts Say," March 28, 2003
and in The Sun News MyrtleBeachOnline.com, "Airlines," March 30, 2003

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The Fresno Bee, "Start-up Airline Seeks to Buy WestAir," May 20, 1998   (More...)

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Adweek, "Mandelbaum Catches Airline Bid," November 6, 1995   (More...)

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San Jose City Times, "Fledging Airline Seeks Roost at San Jose International Airport," July 21-August 3, 1993   (More...)

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San Jose City Times, "Two Airlines Take Wing in San Jose," June 23-July 6 1993   (More...)

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The Wall Street Journal, "Northwest Air and KLM Royal Dutch Agree to Link Operations More Closely,"
September 10, 1992   (More...)


Jahan lives in San Carlos, California. He is an accomplished endurace-sport athlete, and regularly participates
in triathlon and marathon races.   (More...)