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Amir Ismail Founder, CEO


Our Mission
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Over my professional career, I have developed extensive experience in consulting and strategy functions, supporting high impact teams and business units. I have worked for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) & Bank of America (currently a VP/Product Manager in Merchant Services). I have been awarded the Elevate Lifestyle 30 under 30 award in Charlotte in addition to a Standout honoree for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2020. 

I started AIC Mindset because I have seen how important it is to develop a compelling narrative and how taking the right steps in your job search and understanding your 'Why' can lead to significant career growth. Having switched career numerous times and having been hired by 100+ clients, I have developed a framework that has been tested and proven for those that are looking to create a strategy around their next step in life. 

I am driven by the opportunity to influence lives and motivate others to bring out the best possible version in themselves by adopting new forms of thinking, implementing strategic job search practices and challenging them on how they think differently about the their careers.

Lastly, I am extremely involved in pro-bono efforts, as well. Through leadership boards, mentorship and volunteerism, I thoroughly enjoy giving back to my community by serving underprivileged students. I am most passionate about working with students in areas concerning professional and personal development.


Rutgers University

B.S - Accounting & Supply Chain Management 

Activities & Affiliations

Rutgers University

Worked with over 75 students for 1on1 personalized coaching sessions in resume writing and interviewing

Rutgers Business School Alumni Association,

Former Vice President

America Needs You - NJ

Mentor first-generation college students in professional and personal development


ALPFA Charlotte - Co-President

ALPFA NJ - Director of Student Affairs

Global Shaper - World Economic Forum

Member of the Charlotte Hub


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Currently hold and have held numerous leadership roles on non-profit organizations, alumni associations, diversity programs and more. 

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Public Speaking

Engaged in opportunities to give key note speeches, drive thought provoking 

conversations and workshop facilitation. 

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Academic Relations

Actively engaged in dialogue with universities and academic professionals about the biggest and latest trends effecting the professional and personal development space in academia. 

Youth Mentorship

Youth Mentorship

A passion for student development and youth empowerment is of the utmost importance. Aiding over 75 students on personalized coaching sessions, in crafting a resume and interviewing. Actively involved in mentorship and coaching opportunities. 

Community Relations

Community Relations

Actively involved in the community which gives access to a wealth of incoming knowledge and career related industry trends. Participate in philanthropic efforts and in community events to give back and serve local communities. 

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