Mr. Pirooz is a venture capitalist and has successfully performed a variety of instrumental roles in the formation, development and/or operation of over 11 public companies, one of which is now a major primary silver producer (Pan American Silver Corp.), and eight of which have been acquired by third parties for receipts in excess of $3 billion.
In 1989, Mr. Pirooz received a Juris Doctorate from the University of British Columbia and in the ensuing 25 years practiced corporate and commercial law with two of Vancouver’s premier law firms and served as General Counsel to B.C. Rail and Pan American Silver.
Among other projects and interests, Mr. Pirooz, a member of The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), in connection with his writing, is currently executive chair of Network Media Group, whose films include Facing Ali, which was short-listed for award nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best documentary feature. Mr. Pirooz is a founding shareholder and Executive Director of Aegis Medical Innovations, a private company whose technology reduces the incidence of stroke, heart attack and atrial fibrillation.
In 2012 Mr. Pirooz was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General for British Columbia.