Biography

Réza Ganjavi's Brief Biography

MBA, BSCS & BA Phil, magna cum laude (high honors), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Gamma Sigma

Classical Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Philosopher, Program/Project Manager, Computer Scientist, Author, Management Consultant, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Software Engineer, Record Producer, Sound Engineer, Conductor, Arranger, Drummer, Investigative Journalist, Activist, Photo/Videographer, Educator, Life Coach, World Traveler, Student of Life, Servant of Love, Humanist, Human Helper.

ORIGINS

REZA GANJAVI was born in Tehran to parents of Azari origins. He emigrated to the USA at a young age, graduated from High School in Ithaca, New York, and obtained multiple university degrees with high honors in Southern California.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc) from California State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA) from California State University

ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Magna Cum Laude (High Honors)

  • Dean's Honors List

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society

  • Alpha Gamma Sigma California Community College Scholastic Honor Society

OTHER EDUCATION

  • Law (USA, Swiss): Studied internet/cyberlaw, eDiscovery, intellectual properties, securities, corporate, penal, torts.

  • Certified investigative journalist.

  • Music: Studied Classical Guitar in conservatories and privately.

CREDIT RATING

Experian rates Reza Ganjavi's Credit and Credit Worthiness as "Excellent" and states "Your credit rating ranks higher than 97.87% of U.S. consumers".

MUSIC BACKGROUND

Reza has studied the guitar privately and academically with several world-class teachers, and through master classes with teachers including Luigi Biscaldi, Eduardo Fernandez, Oscar Ghiglia, Angelo Gilardino, Frederick Noad, Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, David Russell and others.

Reza Ganjavi has played the guitar since an early age and has performed in 77 countries (list below). He has appeared on global media broadcasts. Reza's classical guitar repertoire spans six centuries, and as a singer-guitarist he has a rich program of classic rock & pop & world music.

BEST-SELLER RECORDINGS

Reza's first CD of Classical and Romantic guitar music «In Friendship» received international praise and was declared a best selling guitar record.

His second CD, also a classical guitar best-seller «Dancing Hands» contains music of Renaissance and Baroque periods and original arrangements of 250 years of European favorites.

Guest artists on Reza's recordings include internationally recognized artists such as Maurice Steger.

Reza has shared the stage with such great artists as Chuck Berry and George Duke and collaborated with Paul McCartney on "Devour The Earth", a video produced by the European Vegetarian Union and available in 14 languages. His song "Let's Keep Our Planet Clean" received international recognition as part of a global environmental initiative.

Aside form classical guitar, steel string, and electric guitar, Reza also plays the drums, bass guitar, percussion, and keyboards, and has previously played violin, harmonica, recorder, melodica, accordion, and jaw harp.

Countries where Reza Ganjavi has performed music:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Azores, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Galicia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungry, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Northern Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Nakhchivan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, The Netherlands, Tunisia, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Vietnam, Wales.

WRITINGS

Reza has kept a daily journal since age 14. He has published many essays and articles, and has received high praise for his writing skills and insightful analysis. His writing style is mainly creative / literary / narrative nonfiction(observational/objectivist nonfiction), and span a wide range of topics such as philosophy, psychology, finance, healthcare, etcetera. As a lyricist he has an extensive catalog of meaningful lyrics.

JOURNALISM

Reza has done professional journalism and high profile investigative journalism projects.

BODYWORKS

Reza has studied and taught various styles of bodyworks including different types of yoga, Alexander Technique and Feldernkrais Method, and has a martial arts Black Belt.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Reza Ganjavi also has an extensive career in computer science and information technology, management consulting, project management, business analysis, solutions architecture, and software engineering, serving many world class customers in Clean/Renewable Energy, Financial Services, Banking, Investment & Asset Management, Insurance, Telecommunications, Education & Non-profit, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech, Utilities & Telecommunications, Government, Political Campaigns, Food & Beverage, Law Enforcement & Judicial, Intellectual Properties, Customer Care, Billing, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Petrochemicals.

Reza Ganjavi's clients, employers, other relationships:

  • Arena Pharm.

  • Avanir

  • ABN AMRO Bank (Polska) S.A.

  • Beacon Power Corporation

  • Brockwood Park School

  • Brine SA

  • Brine Solutions Switzerland & South Africa

  • Citigroup / Salomon Smith Barney

  • Cullinet Software Inc. / Computer Associates

  • Credit Suisse Private Banking

  • Credit Suisse AG

  • Dendreon Corporation

  • Digital Lighthouse Consulting

  • Elsag Bailey

  • Elsag Solutions

  • EON Communications

  • Fantoche

  • FileNet Corporation (an IBM company)

  • FileNet Solutions

  • FileNet UK

  • Forgent Networks

  • Friedrich Grohe

  • Harvey Nash

  • Helvetia Insurance

  • ING Barings

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) / United Nations

  • Italian Ministry of Finance/CNC

  • Karyopharm Therapeutics

  • Krishnamurti Foundation Trust / Brockwood Park School

  • Lazard Asset Management

  • Los Angeles County Administratively Unified Courts

  • Lucent Technologies

  • Michigan, Ohio, Florida Coordinated Campaign

  • National Bank of Liechtenstein

  • Nationale Nederlande

  • Nestlé SA

  • Ojai Retreat & Cultural Center

  • Oak Grove School / Krishnamurti Foundation America

  • Pictet & Cie. Banquiers

  • Provenza

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche

  • Sandoz / Novartis

  • Sanlam (South African National Life Assurance Company)

  • Santa Monica Police Department

  • Sasol Industries

  • Standard Chartered Bank

  • Sun Microsystems

  • Sunrise Telecommunications

  • Swiss Federal Information Bureau

  • Thermco Systems / Allegheny International / Silicon Valley Group

  • Turgauische Kantonalbank

  • UBS

  • VYNE Therapeutics

  • United States Computer Services / International Billing Services / Cable Data

  • World Civil Society Forum

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) / United Nations

  • Xerox Global Services

  • Zurich Financial Services