In the first installment of a new series highlighting alumni, we talk with Ali Fakhari, the current managing director of August Venture Partners. Ali graduated from USC Viterbi with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and received his M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Through his professional career, Ali has helped celebrities develop their brands including boxers and artists, such as Beyoncé. In this episode, we discuss Ali’s time at ‘SC as well as his numerous professional roles ranging from consulting at Bain & Company to interning with Exxon on an oil rig. Tune in for a great episode that illuminates the many professional paths an engineer can take!