Ali is a technologist and savvy mathematician who uses his brainpower to enable high performing teams via algorithms and process excellence. A Bay Area native and UC Davis grad, Ali has been involved in 5 startups dating back to the birth of the internet, using his unique skillset to disrupt several industries while taking multiple companies to an IPO. Ali is currently Chief Operating Officer of Mynd, a tech enabled real estate startup in Oakland. With passions that run deeper than material success, Ali took a two-year break from working after 9/11 to explore his Muslim roots, traveling throughout his home country of Pakistan and other Islamic countries to connect with the past. In his novel “The 5 Pillars: A Journey through the Modern Muslim World,” written after his trip, Ali explores his Muslim identity. Ali has also distinguished himself as a weekly DJ and host of KALX’s A Method to the Madness, featuring interviews with innovative entrepreneurs. Ali is a father of three and resident of Berkeley.