Our Story

Founded in 2021 by Payam Kabiri, a specialist in alternative dispute resolution and organizational development with over a decade of experience, The Kabiri Group is dedicated to enhancing organizational effectiveness across a wide spectrum of sectors. Payam's vision for the company is rooted in providing bespoke solutions to educational institutions, government organizations, and pioneers in emerging technologies, including blockchain and AI. The Kabiri Group's mission is to assist entities of all sizes in scaling their operations, improving customer connections, and managing conflicts adeptly. With a diverse skill set and a comprehensive approach, The Kabiri Group is committed to delivering trusted, reliable solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of its varied clientele, fostering growth and innovation in every project it undertakes.

Payam Kabiri was born and raised in San Diego, California. After earning his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine, he pursued law school but ultimately decided not to practice law. He felt the legal profession was too focused on damaging relationships between conflicted parties rather than repairing them and resolving the underlying issues.

Instead, Payam embarked on a career in higher education, aiming to enhance the student experience. In 2008, he began working with university students, and by 2011, he had earned a Master’s in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. He also obtained certifications in conflict resolution, mediation, Title IX, and civil rights investigation.

Throughout his tenure in higher education, Payam positively impacted thousands, including administrators, executives, and students. He resolved over 3,000 informal and formal disputes, participated in hundreds of external complaint mediations through governmental agencies, and addressed issues such as Title IX violations, fraud, academic integrity, discrimination, and bias. Payam also volunteered to mediate divorce cases in California.

In 2018, he transitioned to the corporate sector, working with executives and managers on external conflict and implementing internal resolution systems for employee/customer disputes across industries such as real estate, private education, government, and startups. His unique blend of expertise in conflict resolution and organizational psychology has been instrumental in developing and implementing effective dispute resolution strategies.

As an entrepreneur, Payam invested in diverse sectors, including food and beverage, AI, blockchain, and telecom. He is a certified IBM AI Practitioner and earned his AI Business Specialization from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, reflecting his deep understanding of AI's role in business innovation and strategy. In August 2021, he founded Electryon Tech and its wireless internet provider, JackrabbitGo, serving unserved and rural areas. He currently serves as Founder and Chief Organizational Development Officer at Electryon Tech. Additionally, Payam has served in various roles that have driven emerging technologies as Senior Product Manager at Foundry (a Digital Currency Group company), leading the Decentralized Wireless (DeWi) arm. His organizational development firm, The Kabiri Group, has scaled multiple small to medium-sized emerging technology companies and helped manage conflict.

A lifelong learner, Payam is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Psychology at the University of Arizona, specializing in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. His dissertation on the impact of dispute processes on organizational retention and the student experience is slated for publication in 2024.

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Company founder, President, and lead coach Payam Kabiri has an extensive history with conflict resolution, mediation, organizational and leadership development. He specializes in breaking down complex information into simplified, digestible concepts to break down barriers to communication and resolve complex organizational issues.

Before launching his training firm, Payam worked as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Officer, Organizational coach, and Customer Experience Professional in the fields of higher education, real estate, blockchain technology, and customer service. Currently working on his Doctor of Organizational Psychology in dispute resolution and mediation from University of Arizona, he brings a unique blend of education and real-world experience to the table.

Our Mission

The Kabiri Group’s mission is to help private and public sector clients solve complex organizational problems outside of the traditional legal system, using methods of alternative dispute resolution to promote sustainable organizational growth, enhance customer experience, mitigate legal costs, and preserve institutional reputation.

Our Vision

We envision a world where private and public organizations have the knowledge, resources, and tools to manage and address internal and external conflicts with confidence.