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Joel Scott & Rahim Fazal
Founders, SV Academy

Rahim - I grew up in government housing and was fired from my first job at McDonald's. 10 years later, I was receiving an award at The White House, and selling my startup to Oracle.

Joel - If you told me when I was growing up that I’d end up a tech executive in Silicon Valley, I never would have believed you, but here I am. It was an arduous path, filled with twists and turns, but it all led me to co-founding SV Academy, the incarnation of my life’s mission.

We couldn't have done it alone, and you shouldn't have to. That's why we founded SV Academy - to help hardworking Americans break into the tech industry and become part of a lifelong community of high performers. We believe there is no better way to start your career than in business development, and we’ll show you how.

Joel Scott

Rahim Fazal

The team behind your career

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Rahim Fazal
CEO and Co-Founder
4x co-founder; CEO of Involver (sold to Oracle)

TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Joel Scott
COO and Co-Founder
COO, Americas of Autonomy, Inc.,
VP of Operations & Strategy for HP, Graduate of Stanford Law School

TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Saran Chari
CTO
Co-founder & CTO of Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes (sold to WB)
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Noorin Fazal
Head of Program Design and Career Success
Double Masters in Education and Teaching, UCL

TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Jack O’Holleran
Sales Executive in Residence
SVP of Sales at Aktana; NCAA Div 1 All-American
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Faris Khalifeh
Head of Training and Development
Communications Director at Leo Burnett, Account Manager at BBDO, Coaching Training Institute
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Ashley Artrip
Academic Partnerships and Marketing Manager
Product Manager and Consultant, Gallup Higher Education
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Zhané Blades
Admissions Manager
Hedge Fund Operations Manager at Lattice Capital Management
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Cameila Parkes
Head of Operations
Project Manager at Various Startups
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Jake Suggs
Employer Partnerships Manager
Teach for America, Masters in Education
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Jon Butler
Employer Partnerships Manager
Director of Sales, Captain of Men’s Soccer Club at Hampshire College

TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →
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Harrison Kratz
Sr. Director, Business Development
Partnerships at 2U, Pluralsight, General Assembly, & Trilogy
TEDx: How Getting Fired From McDonald’s Changed My Life →

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