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Founders' Operating Advisory Group was formed in the summer of 2015 to formalize our firm's relationship with individuals that provide certain advisory services to our full-time team. These services take the form of pre-closing or post-closing assessments of current practices in specific functional areas, as well as other intermittent coaching, mentoring or other services. Members of the Operating Advisory Group meet annually at the Founders Summit, where senior managers from each of Founders’ companies come together to build group-wide knowledge and relationships, as well as visiting with specific companies ad hoc.


As a member of the Operating Advisory Group at Founders, Ali is involved in pre-closing or post-closing assessments of current practices at portfolio companies, with a special focus on manufacturing.

Ali is the current President & CEO of Shaw Group of Dental Laboratories, one of the leading networks of dental laboratories in Ontario and Pennsylvania. Prior to his role at Shaw and Founders’ Operating Advisory Group, Ali was Vice President of Operations at Gehl Foods LLC. a leading North American aseptic dairy products manufacturer and Vice President of Operations of Golden Boy Foods, Inc a subsidiary of Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) hitherto. Ali has 20 years of experience in Chemical, Personal Care, Home Care and Food and Beverage industries with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology and Masters in Manufacturing Management from McGill University.