International Strategic Management
As ISM Founder, Faris works with international leaders and entrepreneurs on strategies and implementations to create an empowering environment for startups and existing businesses to prosper and grow. He has functioned as: • Special Advisor and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Expert with the World Bank • Business Advisor with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program • Affiliate with Kauffman Foundation • Mentor to MBA Students and Entrepreneurs Globally In his work facilitating economic and workforce development programs that include entrepreneurship, small/medium enterprise development, mentorship, and funding, Faris works with high-ranking officials—presidents of countries, ministries, universities, incubators/accelerators, and economic development groups. He also leads the ISM team in supporting entrepreneurs in underserved communities in finding success. His insights, strategies and facilitations in launching entrepreneurship activities have been sought out by more than 61 leaders of nations and organizations. ISMs programs include training entrepreneurs, trainers, and management teams in supporting entrepreneurs, and in technology, retail, workforce development, leadership, and culture-related programs. Faris founded the non-profit Connecting Dots Globally, a STEMprenuerer program in which high school and university students learn to launch a global technology company. In addition he is the host of the weekly Finjan show podcast.