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Mr. Ali Pourghadir

Foundation Vice-Chair / SSU Alumnus / Sr. Vice President of Global Finance, Jackson Family Wines

Ali Pourghadir
Mr. Ali Pourghadir

Ali Pourghadir has lived in three different Continents growing up but has spent most of his life in Sonoma County.  He is a graduate of the School of Business and Economics Department, where he holds his B.S. in Business with an Accounting concentration.  Ali has led and been involved in various recruitment programs for almost two decades with SSU, and through his efforts helped place over three dozen graduates into full time jobs and has mentored many along the way.

After graduating from SSU, Ali started his professional career in the banking and capital markets industry at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he volunteered for additional responsibilities and transitioned to start working closely with a head partner in PwC’s wine industry practice. Soon, Pourghadir was advising boutique vineyards and large global wineries, including Jackson Family Wines. Pourghadir learned to provide value and be a trusted business advisor to his clients, using his Advisory/Assurance & Tax skills.

In 2015, Ali Pourghadir joined Jackson Family Wines to work with the leadership team and help one of the world’s leading wine companies—which includes heritage wineries like Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, and Cambria—to grow and thrive. Pourghadir works out of Jackson Family Wines corporate office in Santa Rosa as senior vice president of global finance.