Committee Member: Michael Ayjian
Philadelphia - Co-Founder of 7 Wonders Cinema
It’s most people’s dream to get a job fresh out of college that turns into a huge role, for Michael Ayjian, this dream became a reality. Starting a digital video agency in college with his friend and Co-Founder, Stephen Skeel, Ayjian saw his company, 7 Wonders Cinema, take off shortly after his graduation. Since the start of 7 Wonders Cinema, Ayjian and his team have successfully navigated through the media and film making industry to place themselves, and Philadelphia on the digital video map. Working with companies such as Mercedes and Expedia while also producing their own films, Ayjian and his team continue to thrive and prosper. “I’m doing something I love, I’m challenged to learn new things constantly and it’s different every day,” explains Ayjian.
Episcopal Academy and NYU.
I’d love to go on an African Safari.
Boring I know but steak and potatoes.
Anything with pasta – I’m an incredibly mediocre chef
Both of my favorite meals in restaurants involve truffles: A truffle mushroom soup I had in India and the other a truffle pasta I had in Italy.
I’m plenty happy taking a car ride with one other person. Three more people in a car sounds like hell. Maybe I’ll bring Don Rickles for a few laughs.
I’m sorry to say I’m from Philly and it’s not Rocky.
There are too many.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk.
I really like a matte black G-Wagon.
I’ll answer this question in another 10 years.
GMT Master II.
I think you know the answer by now.
I don’t do it often enough, but I love going to the bookstore on a Saturday.
I’m likely out with friends on a Saturday.
I’ve gotten a lot of great advice that is hard to distill into this article. Quite simply though, “be a listener,” comes to mind. You have to listen to what other people: clients, employees, consumers are saying and take that into account. Your company and your work are not all about you, it’s all about them.
I’m doing something I love, I’m challenged to learn new things constantly and it’s different everyday.
I am the co-founder of 7 Wonders Cinema – an award-winning digital video agency. I started the company with my business partner, Stephen, when we were in college. Other than the internships I had in high school, it’s the only job I’ve ever had. Since we started the company I’ve gained a ton of experience working with world-renowned brands and influential people.
As a part of our company, we work with non-profits like the American Heart Association. I’m on the Alumni Board of Managers for the Episcopal Academy and heavily involved with Armenian community/charities.