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An expert team with the knowledge, best practices and software tools to grow successful businesses and achieve investment goals

 
Vital Few is on a mission to increase quality of life by creating lasting jobs within great businesses.
 
We are an ensemble of C-level executives who have come together for the purpose of growing businesses and creating jobs.  Our executives are subject matter experts and proven business leaders, with practical experience launching startups, implementing best practices, establishing national corporate infrastructure and or aligning C-level staff for strategic culture or market growth.
   
Ian Darling 
CEO, Vital Few LP
Ian has enjoyed 25 years as a successful quality management professional. He has worked as a direct employee or as a consultant for companies including; Lockheed, Hitachi, Siemens Medical, BAE Systems, Westinghouse, Oxford International, Flextronics, Austin Community College & Underwriter’s Labs. He is responsible for designing, implementing and successfully registering multi-site organizations to TL 9000, QS-9000 & ISO 9001:2008. Based on the Malcolm Baldrige criteria, the American Society of Quality (ASQ) has recognized him as a certified quality manager (CQM).
 
 
 
 
   
Turan Hirji, MA, CPA, CFE, CISA, CIA

CFO, Vital Few LP

 

 

The Chief Financial Officer of our firm is Turan Hirji. Turan received his Bachelors in Finance and Management from Truman State University in Missouri in 2000 and his Masters in Accountancy from Truman State University in 2002. In addition to being a CPA in the state of Texas, Turan is also a Certified Fraud Examiner Certified Information Systems Auditorand a Certified Internal Auditor. Turan has experience with a broad range of industries which include construction, manufacturing, retail, health care, information systems, banking and finance, data processing and warehousing, printing and fulfillment, state and local government, non-profit companies, law firms and other professional service companies.

 

Being a CPA with an emphasis in Fraud and Information Technology, Turan is positioned to evaluate companies from a unique perspective to identify high risk areas while providing guidance on streamlining internal controls to mitigate the risk of fraud by efficiently restructuring your existing systems and processes.

 

Turan is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Dallas Society of CPA’s.

 
 
 
Anil Keswani 
National Director, Operations, Vital Few LP
 
Anil has 29 years of technology experience in software development and IT management. He has served as CIO of a global SW company, CTO of litigation support and medical transcription companies. He spent 23 years with Texas Instruments in various technology positions.

Anil is currently the President of EMR Remedies which is a healthcare consulting firm focused on providing services to small medical practices.

During his career, he has developed several software applications and has held several leadership positions in database management, global monitoring solutions, disaster recovery/business continuity, IT site operations and global storage systems. He has served on several leadership and technology councils and has volunteered his time for over 15 years with the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute for Technology.

 

Ian Birch 
National Director, Product Development, Vital Few LP
 
Ian spent the first 30 years of his adult life working in Fortune 500 companies in a variety of roles leading up to re-engineering the sales and marketing processes and systems at Texas Instruments.

Along the way he introduced Statistical Process Control  and Six Sigma to a silicon chip factory improving efficiency and reducing cycle time, invigorated the technical relationship with several large customers (earning an Honorary Viking award for his work with one in Sweden, and became a trusted advisor to finance, sales, manufacturing, IT and supply chain executives around the world.

As Vital Few’s Director for Product Development Ian has used his Viking spirit and expertise in best practices in all areas to create a comprehensive, but easy to use, back office system for small companies that minimizes the effort needed for these essential but mundane tasks and scales with the company’s growth – because he knows firsthand the extreme pain incurred when a larger, fast growing organization finds that ad hoc systems are holding the company back.
 
Ian’s passion for getting the best from everyone and everything drives him to develop and introduce best practices, coach staff and optimize systems to produce outstanding results.
 
 
Vital Few, LLC Board Members
 
Dr. Frank Lee  -  Technology
Keith Frase  -  Finance
Robert Hunt  - Marketing
Dr. Wally Edge  -  Psychology
Ryan Bridges  -  PE Broker