Kaveh Mirani is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in textile and hospitality industries. Kaveh holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago, an M.A from University of London, Birkbeck College and a B.Sc in physics from Tehran University. He worked as a senior analyst for the Development and Investment Bank of Iran and served as a second lieutenant in the Iranian military prior to the revolution. Dr. Mirani has taught undergraduate economics at the University of Chicago and at the School of Business at the Miami University of Ohio. He worked as a research fellow at the Center for the Study of the Economy and State at the Booth School of Business and has done extensive research on the economics of revolutions, economic models of interest group politics and has written on women and revolution in Iran. Dr. Mirani co-founded Iran Committee for Democratic Action and Human Rights in 1980 and has served at the board of directors of Winnetka Chamber of Commerce. He is currently president of Winneka Foods Inc. and owns a well known French restaurant in Winnetka, IL.