Meet The Team

Adam Zarafshani

CEO

As a leading developer in Austin, Chicago, New York, and Southern California, Adam Zarafshani brings passion, determination, a critical eye, and sharp business acumen to every project he touches. From an early childhood residing in London, he has found himself inspired by the power of architecture and physical spaces to shape lives and last for generations to come. In his university years, he pursued finance and engineering, giving him a keen eye for both business and structural analysis. First beginning in the development of multifamily units, he expanded to cutting-edge commercial and high-end residential projects to produce many of Austin’s most noteworthy developments, redefining efficiency and luxury and building tightly knit relationships with his clients. Now with over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential developments, Adam Zarafshani brings that same attentiveness, warmth, and candor that has brought him success in his past into his current and upcoming projects. After building Disney’s media research lab in Austin, he expanded to the downtown Chicago area to customize a revolutionary media research lab for ESPN. With the engineering and construction industries at the cusp of a new era of technological standards in building designs, he has continued to redevelop his research facilities, ensuring that the labs remain at the forefront of our world’s ever-changing business enterprises. Creating custom designed technological infrastructure for research labs and other tech-companies, Zarafshani brings new applications and tools to change how companies design, plan, and execute their projects. In each of his endeavors, Adam Zarafshani initiates and develops his projects with his personal values of detail, efficiency, and integrity at the heart of every directive.

Sunil Etikela

Project Manager - Environmental Engineer

Mr. Sunil Etikela joined Absolute Environmental Waste Management Inc. in 2012 as a project manager and currently oversees all the facility approvals, regulatory (Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Environmental Parks) notifications, and applications for the company. He is responsible for all the regulatory reporting and audits. Sunil’s primary focus is closely integrating environmental and project management practices with business operations to create a strategy that ultimately provides long-term value for the organization.

Sunil Etikela has worked on various projects, including initiation, planning, execution, budgeting, monitoring, control, and closing. One of his past projects consisted of applying for Oilfield Waste Management Facility, Oilfield Processing Facility, and Hydrovac Waste Management with AER. He was also involved in the demolition and re-build of an old Celanese plant. Consistently meeting deadlines, Sunil is a self-starter and highly focused on results, quality, and detail.

Sunil holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor, Ontario and a M.S. and B.S. from India. He has over nine years of field and administrative experience in oil, gas, mining, and government relations. In the past, he was a project coordinator for Walter Energy (a coal mine based out of British Columbia), a project assistant at Essex Region Conservation Authority, and a research engineer at the University of Windsor.

Sunil is committed to ongoing professional development. He is currently working towards his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

Ali Ghanbaripour, P.Eng

COO

Ali joined Absolute in April of 2018. Having held senior management positions for numerous years, Ali now has over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry and with international joint projects. He is a NACE certified materials selection specialist and has worked as a corrosion management consultant in various industries as the CEO of Corrsolution Ltd. With a strong interdisciplinary background, Ali brings energy, integrity, strategy, and sustainable development to his work. He has been involved in research on materials and corrosion and technology gap analysis. Ali holds a M.S. in Corrosion Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta.