Message from the President

The Future is Growth

I am truly honored and humbled to be elected as the NAWBO SFBA board president. It takes a Village to run a successful and growing business and as a business owner, a business leader, I think it is important for us to find ways to support other women and minority business owners in a world not known for its diversity.


My goal for NAWBO SFBA is to give back to our community as much as possible by leveraging existing training programs to get you better connected to capital and to education, and strengthening the diversity of the organizations brought to you for networking purposes and potential business opportunities. I believe any Person, Business, or Organization can be a must-force for good.


Brief background about Nooshin

Nooshin Behroyan, founder and CEO of Paxon Energy & Infrastructure Services, is a serial entrepreneur known as a trailblazer by those she works with for building successful double bottom line companies, measuring both financial success and social impact. She brings extensive cross-cultural experience that promotes gender diversity and work-force equality in the field of oil, gas, and utilities by addressing barriers, and driving change for positive impact, especially for women engineers and veterans. Paxon empowers their employees to apply their training and skills so as to successfully transition into productive careers. Veterans alone make up 20% of Paxon’s total employees.


Nooshin’s strategic hires and job training programs, coupled with geographic and organic growth models, has helped launch Paxon into Top 100 Fastest Growing and leading women owned consulting firms heavily involved in improving the safety of oil and gas pipelines in the US and Canada. They integrate the latest in technologies to monitor electric lines, and help protect infrastructures and surrounding communities. The San Francisco Business Journal named Paxon as among 2019’s Top 10 largest construction program management firms of the Bay Area.


Women and their advancement, whether it is through business or personal means are near and dear to her heart. She has also been involved with WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council), serves as the board member for To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as American Gas Association.


Nooshin holds a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Davis. She is also a professionally trained piano player and has played for the U.C. Berkeley Jazz Ensemble. In addition, she is a mom to two active children (Arman 10 and Ava 8).