Goli Ameri is the founder and president of eTinium, a consulting and market research firm specializing in the telecommunications industry and advising such firms as Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. She writes a bi-monthly industry analysis column for Telephony magazine and is quoted regularly in such publications as Internet Week, The National Business Journals, The San Jose Mercury News, The Oregonian and The Seattle Times, and is invited regularly as a speaker and moderator to industry conferences worldwide.
Prior to founding eTinium, Goli had a broad career in the high technology industry culminating in her last position as a Director in U.S. Leasing, a former division of Ford Motor Company and Fleet Bank.
Goli was born in Tehran, Iran in 1956 and came to the United States at the age of 17 to attend Stanford University. She holds a Bachelor's in Communications and French Literature and a Master's in Communications from Stanford and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She is fluent in French and Persian and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
In 1990, Goli was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and spent the next year and a half battling the disease, finally overcoming it just before moving to Oregon.
Goli has been married for over 25 years to Jim Ameri, also a graduate of Stanford University and a real estate investor in the Pacific Northwest, and has two sons, Darius, 19, and Sherwin, 15. Darius is a second year student at Stanford University and Sherwin is in the tenth grade at school in Portland, Oregon.
Goli is a member of the National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Oregon at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She is also a leading member of Senator Gordon Smith's (R-Oregon) finance committee. She is a past member of the Executive Committees of the San Francisco and Oregon Republican Parties and was an Oregon delegate to the National Republican Women's Conference.
Goli is a past trustee and Vice Chair for Development at the Catlin Gabel School, overseeing fundraising activities for the Upper School campaign, scholarship fund and teacher education. She is also a member of the Oregon Steering Committee on the Campaign for Undergraduate Education for Stanford University as well as a member of the Special Gifts Committee. Goli has been a long-time supporter of the Providence Child Center, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Center for Women's Health, Oregon Alzheimer's Association, Portland Firefighters Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She has also volunteered at Head Start.