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Fereydoun Nazem has been an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and corporate turnaround specialist for more than 25 years. He is founder and managing partner of Nazem and Company, an early venture capital firm since 1976. Nazem holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Ohio State University and M.S. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He obtained Ph.D. in nuclear physics. He also holds a M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University. He has started, financed and guided several dozen companies, including six that have become multibillion-dollar enterprises. He created enterprises such as Cirrus Logic Inc., Genetix Corporation, U.S. Open Healthcare and Munshee Inc. He has helped establish companies such as Universal Health Services Inc., Republic Health Inc. (now Tenet Healthcare Corporation), and Apollo Computers (now Hewlett-Packard company's computer division).