The dominance of Iranian experts in American IT fields
Ali Rowghani ( January 1973) is an Iranian-born American businessman.He was raised in Dallas, Texas, where he attended the St. Mark's School of Texas, graduating in 1991. He then graduated from Stanford University.Rowghani worked in finance at Pixar for nine years including serving as Chief Financial Officer between 2002 and 2008. He helped with the restructuring of Disney Animation with the entrance of John Lasseter and Ed Catmull. In 2008, he left Pixar to become CFO for Twitter, a post he held for four years until becoming Twitter's Chief operating officer. He left Twitter in 2014. Since November 2014 he has been a managing partner at Y Combinator.