Born in Iran and raised in Germany as an asylum seeking war refugee, Tiam immigrated to Boise in 2000 and lives there with his wife and two children. Tiam received both a bachelor of International Business and an Executive MBA from Boise State University. He has wide-ranging experience in Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Program Management, Mergers & Acquisitions with Boise startups since the early 2000’s. As the Executive Director of Trailhead, Boise's non-profit hub for entrepreneurship and startup incubation, he also co-chairs Boise Entrepreneur Week. Tiam earned the Idaho Business Review's 2021 CEO of Influence Award, and was ranked 2nd in the Idaho Business Review's Power 25: Startup Edition.