Board Of Advisers
Dr. Robert Leipzig
Dr. Robert Leipzig is a retired dentist and Dental entrepreneur. He began his dental career as a clinician in the US Army Dental Corps. Following this he began his private practice career by opening his first office in Sterling, Virginia in 1972. This became the beginning of a 40+ year career of clinical and entrepreneurial success in Dentistry. During this period, Dr. Leipzig created and owned fifteen Dental practices throughout Northern Virginia, as well as helped many other colleagues in creating and managing their practices. He has more recently dedicated his efforts as a consultant helping dentists in all stages of their careers transition into and out of their offices. Dr. Leipzig has always been a strong proponent of technological advances for dentists in their practices to improve patient care and health and to facilitate practice management. Even after a very long and successful career, it is technology that makes him believe that this is the Golden Age for Dentistry.
Mr. Arsanjani is the founder and CEO of NEWR Energy, an Energy Sustainability Solutions providerin the global energy markets. He is also the president and managing member of New America Ventures a joint venture with NEWR Energy. He has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at North America Power partners, one of leading Demand Response companies in the northeast markets. He left his CEO position in July of 2011 to focus his efforts exclusively on NEWR Energy, a Bethesda Maryland energy and suitability solution provider. NEWR Energy is structured to combine the best resources, technologies and innovative financial solutions to attain efficient, clean and sustainable energy globally.
Mr. Arsanjani is an energy and technology industry expert with more than thirty years of technical and management experience. He has applied his business background and education, leadership and engineering skills to create positive team environments that have proven to be successful in meeting company profitability objectives. His industry executive experiences include unique and intimate working knowledge of both regulated and competitive energy markets, asset management, technologies, business development, venture capital and startup organizations, and organizational risk management practices.His experience covers the broad spectrum of the energy and technology industry landscape.
He has a proven track record of leadership in deal structuring, contract negotiations and dispute resolution. His keen understanding of the energy industry fundamentals and business acumen has placed him at the forefront of the energy industry leading technologies, energy technology corporate boards andenergy market trends throughout his career.
In addition to an EE degree from the University of Maryland, Mr. Arsanjani holds an MBA from Averett University and an International IEMBA from Georgetown University. Mr. Arsanjani is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the American Energy Engineers, and a frequent speaker and panelist at regional and national engineering and energy association conferences.
Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi
Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicinein 1990. Following a one-year internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, he pursued surgical training at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where he received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Kazemi has practiced in Bethesda, Maryland, since 1997, providing a full spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures with emphasis on extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and corrective jaw surgery.
Dr. Kazemi is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association and Entrepreneur Organization.
He has served as the founder and president of several dental and implant study clubs in the Washington DC area. Dr. Kazemi has published and lectured extensively on dental implants, bone grafting, and practice management. His newsletter, To-The-Point, is read by more than 5,000 dentists every month. He is also the founder Facialart Dental Forum, an online educational site for dental professionals. Additionally, he is a regular contributor, author, and presenter for DentalXP and Vumedi.
Dr. Kazemi has been the team oral and maxillofacial surgeon and dentist for D.C. United, the major soccer league team in Washington, DC since 1996, and provides care for the US national soccer team athletes. He is a passionate triathlete having completed more than 150 races, including five Ironman competitions.
· Full time oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Bethesda, MD
· Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon
· Surgical training at the Washington Hospital Center
· Graduate of University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
· Founder and director of Facialart Dental Forum
· Author: books, articles, and blogs
· Teacher, practice coach, and lecturer