Ash Sobhe is a pioneer in the tech industry who is known for his success in developing technologically-robust marketing strategies that achieved unprecedented results globally. He has a deep passion for inspiring humanity, technology and developing marketing growth through artificial intelligence. A sought-after speaker, he also conducts coaching sessions with business owners and startup entrepreneurs who are motivated to explore the limitless potential within all of us.
Ash Sobhe grew up in the middle of one of the most devastating conflicts in recent history, and became a famed entrepreneur and self-made millionaire in his mid 20s. Instilled in Ash Sobhe is the drive to chase dreams and create one’s own brand of happiness. Like a phoenix, he rose from the ashes of a war-ravaged landscape to achieve the American dream. And he wants you to unleash your potential to achieve your personal success, too.
Born in Tehran, Iran and raised during the Iran and Iraq war, Sobhe’s first words were, “bomb” and “scary” according to his parents. His father, a savvy business man who dealt in imports and exports, wanted a better life for Ash and his younger brother Kash. After many years of moving the family to various countries and cities during the 1990s—Germany, the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, New York and many others—the Sobhe family settled in Los Angeles, California when Ash was 17 years old, which has been home ever since.
Young Sobhe was a voracious student and achieved the highest GPA not only in his class, but frequently in the entire school. He often made the Dean’s List and his IQ test rated him a 135. He also competed in horse jumping and placed 5th in the nation as a teenager.
Sobhe started in IT and coding in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His education first involved getting MCSE certified, then he transitioned over to ASP.NET, website and desktop applications programming, and Microsoft both visual and C#. At the age of 19 Bill Gates signed Sobhe’s certificate for Excellence in Programming.
Sobhe also served as the chairman of IT Departments for many non-profit organizations. With a knack for computers and technology that can be traced back to his childhood, he naturally gravitated to the board position. Often charged with handling IT and complex system engineering duties, his frequent title as IT Chair became the inspiration for the name ITC, his first tech company.
ITC grew quickly from a firm that primarily managed SEO, to a premiere digital marketing agency with a client list that included Lamborghini, UCLA, Madison, State Farm, and many others. During the economical crash of 2008, while many established corporations were shutting their doors, ITC doubled its revenue. Through superior client-relations, one-of-a-kind technology, and forward-thinking strategies, ITC continued to double its revenue for five consecutive years.
Always on top of the latest advancements in technology and media, Sobhe launched R6S — a creative digital marketing agency that blends all the benefits of traditional marketing in the new era of artificial intelligence. R6S specializes in organically growing businesses through R6S Coteries — unique and exclusive partnerships which deliver unprecedented results through brand growth and loyalty.
Today, Sobhe is renowned for his public speaking and inspirational sessions he does with world leaders, business icons, young entrepreneurs, business owners, startup executives, and anyone who seeks to find their happiness through professional and personal growth.
Sobhe is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where he studied business marketing with a focus in information systems and information technology. CSUN is ranked in the top five percent of business schools in the world. He is actively involved with the University to this day, and set up an annual entrepreneurial scholarship under the Sobhe family name.
Sobhe also independently studied psychology online at Yale University. His proprietary methodology for using artificial intelligence in digital marketing has been hailed as a revolutionary way for brands to tap into the psychology of the consumer. This method delivers more individualized results and produces higher brand loyalty, resulting in a higher return on investment in marketing and advertising.
Ash Sobhe lives in Calabasas, California with his wife Kristi and their Labrador retriever, Levi, where he serves as a member of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Virtual Enterprise International, where he helps the next generation make a difference in business and the quality of life in humanity.