Hesom Parhizkar is the Director of Information Technology for Capital Investment Advisors (CIA) providing leadership regarding operations with an aim towards increasing competitive advantages of the company’s offerings via efficiency, digital strategy, and business development.

As a well-versed senior level technology executive, Hesom not only works with CIA but also several other institutions and companies as an advisor, adjunct professor and C-suite leadership professional, based on his education, background and wealth of experience in Information Technology. His expertise in strategy, design and development for more than 19 years, combined with executive leadership in the fintech, engineering, media, and consulting sectors allow him to navigate the various avenues of technology with expert precision and keen oversight. 

Hesom serves as Chief Technology Officer at Wela, a SaaS technology company building intelligent solutions for financial services companies allowing them to enhance internal communication and efficiencies, while extending the client experience beyond client portals. As CTO, Hesom oversees development of the company’s long-term vision specifically with regard to strategy and the overall standard for the architecture of the technology. 

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In addition to working with CIA and Wela, Hesom is an Executive Advisor for Prima Edge, where he assists the management of an international software company specializing in business office applications. Hesom is part of a leadership team that is working to help expand the U.S. market, specifically strategizing with sales and marketing to focus on growth. 

In his role as an adjunct professor, Hesom serves on the Advisory Board for the Information Technology Department of Kennesaw State University while teaching a few graduate and undergraduate classes.

When he is not working, Hesom enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid NBA fan.