Founder & CEO


Midway through a 30-year career in oral surgery, I began a pivot into my Encore Career, Business Advising, to help solve the many challenges our growing practice faced. With my valuable experience and strategic approach, I assist other businesses in achieving rapid growth and preparing for the future.

Throughout the years, I have developed my business knowledge and expertise to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing demands of the markets. During this time, I have encountered various business challenges and “stress tests,” which have provided me with valuable learning experiences. I have also witnessed situations where even the experts had significant gaps in their knowledge. Then, I realized no one would ever care as much about my business as I do.

Becoming the CEO of ME

After constantly receiving the response “It depends” from accountants and advisors, I realized that I needed to acquire business mastery by completing an MBA program to get the answers I sought. As our business grew rapidly, I continued to pursue additional training and education to keep up with the pace, including:

  • Series 65 Financial Advisor License to better manage our Retirement plans.
  • CEPA (Certifed Exit Planning Advisor) to help transition our practice and prepare for Encore Career.
  • SBSP (Senior Business Strategy Professional) to solidify my knowledge of Strategy Formulation and Frameworks for my clients.
  • CPBA (Certified Professional Business Advisor) to help integrate my knowledge and experience into a platform that could help clients.

As a business owner, I understand running a business’s stress, challenges, and loneliness. It can take time and effort to find the right solutions to problems. I founded Darab Business Advisors (DBA) to provide deep knowledge and experience to help business owners tackle their most pressing challenges.

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Turn obstacles into opportunities, confusion into clarity, and planning into action.

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