Get to Know Our Team
All of the members of our management team are operators. In the day and age of financial engineering, we believe that businesses should be run by the operators, not by financial engineers. Structuring transactions and negotiating deals is a big part of our world, but we choose to see these decisions from a highly operationally focused orientation.
We also value diversity in our team. If everyone is from the same country, the same school, and has the same background the sum of our experiences will not give us an advantage in business. At the A companies, we build teams of people and believe that optimists and pessimists can make a good team.
James started his career as a financial analyst in early stage venture companies. His experience was during the technology explosion of the late 1990s. During that time, he was lucky enough to work with several successful software and internet companies in a variety of different industries.
Zafar Azimov is one of the founders of AA. He essentially grew up in a manufacturing business.
His father was one of the first entrepreneurs in the post soviet central asia. Zafar learned at a young age, how manufacturing and sales were done. He left Russia and Central Asia to be educated in the U.S and U.K.
Aziz Gafarov currently is serving as the chairman of the board of Infa Prim. Our Moscow based nutritional and medical company.
Aziz brings endless energy to anything he is involved in. His outgoing personality and thirst for perfection make him one of the most fun and challenging people to work with.
Josh Tolman currently serves as a board member for three different U.S based business segments: Psych, Population Health, and Post Acute Care.
Josh is driven to teach others. Operating statistics and business development are his main areas of focus. From 2008 through 2018, he was the operating manager for a hospital system we created in southern Idaho.
Tim Horgan has spent the last 25 years serving as the President for Pacific Seafood and prior to that as President of Ocean Beauty. Both companies specialize is seafood processing and distribution.
Tim is a great teacher and mentor. His knowledge of manufacturing and distribution are amazing. That combined with his passion for mentoring has had a profound impact on James and Zafar and many of our other team members.
Glenn has served as an advisor to the company in regards to financial structuring and leverage transactions.
With more than 30 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, Glenn has been involved in many transactions. He has experience in many industries but recently has been involved in healthcare, media, and global supply chain companies.
He is the Chairman of Classic Aviation and has overseen the growth of the company from three to more than twenty locations.