Founder's Bio

“I wanted to create a haven for top talent that balances the demands of companies, while advocating for the talent.”
-Bejan Douraghy, Founder and CEO

Bejan Douraghy


At age 25, Bejan ventured to Chicago with $1,000 in his pocket and the ambition to start a new kind of staffing agency that champions talent. With that in mind, he launched Artisan in 1988. Tripling in size within five years, Artisan was named one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine – and to this day, Artisan continues to grow and lead the way for major change in the industry. Bejan was featured on World Wide business with Kathy Ireland

More fun facts
about Bejan

  • Syracuse University Graduate
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, 2008
  • Vistage and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member
  • Marathon, triathlon, and Wing Chun enthusiast
  • Avid photographer

Learn more

What Bejan
is saying

Everyone has the power for greatness – not fame, necessarily, but greatness – because greatness is determined by our individual creativity.