Mostafa Ayoobzadeh obtained his M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from the University of Tehran in 2013. In his thesis, he studied the impact of an academic mentoring program on career decision-making of undergraduate students. Before enrolling in the Ph.D. program at the John Molson School of Business in January 2014, he worked for five years with a human resource management consulting group in Iran. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Business Administration, specializing in organizational behavior. His topics of interest are leadership and leadership development, mentoring and coaching, and career development. He is also passionate about the aviation industry. Mostafa actively participates in scholarly events and has presented his research at various conferences including the Academy of Management annual meeting, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, and the Academy of Human Resource Development conference. Mostafa is the former deputy and current president of the John Molson Doctoral Students Society (JMDSS).