Ali Rowghani

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Ali Rowghani
Born (1973-01-21) January 21, 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceOakland, California, United States
Alma materStanford University (B.A., M.B.A.)
OccupationCOO of Twitter

Ali Rowghani (Persian: علی روغنی‎, born 21 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.[1] 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. [2] [3]

Since November 2014 he has been a managing partner at Y Combinator.[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Meet Twitter's Mr. Fix-It: Ali Rowghani", April 29, 2014, Yoree Koh,
  3. ^ Yarow, Jay (June 12, 2014). "Twitter COO is out". Business Insider.
  4. ^ "Former Twitter exec Ali Rowghani joins Y Combinator as a part-time partner", November 6, 2014, Kia Kokalitcheva,