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Dr. Avi Boodram: The Investment Banker Turned Entrepreneur





In the glitz and glam of the bustling city of New York, a captivating figure has emerged, capturing the fascination of many. Dr. Avi, a Trinidadian-born dynamo, has knocked down barriers and shattered stereotypes as he weaves his way through numerous industries with unmatched grace and fervor. From an early age, Dr. Avi, originally known as Avinash Boodram, had an indomitable spirit that drove him towards greatness. With dreams of a brighter future, he made the life-altering decision to relocate to the United States at the age of sixteen, alongside his loving family. Little did he know that this move would set the stage for his magnificent journey. Growing up in a household where hard work, family bonds, and community spirit were the cornerstones, Dr. Avi absorbed these values like a sponge. This solid foundation paved the way for his impressive achievements across a diverse range of fields. With his tenacity and unyielding determination, he proved to the world that he was destined for greatness. Setting his sights on the world of finance, Dr. Avi delved headfirst into his studies, immersing himself in the realms of business. He honed his skills and acquired invaluable knowledge, earning himself a place in prestigious institutions such as PNC Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. Climbing the corporate ladder with finesse, he effortlessly transitioned between finance, management, and executive roles, leaving an irrefutable mark in the industry. Yet, Dr. Avi's insatiable thirst for knowledge pushed him further, leading him to pursue higher education with unwavering passion. His dedication paid off as he attained a Master of Business from Pennsylvania State University, followed by a Doctor of Business from Wilmington University in Delaware. These accolades solidified his expertise and positioned him as a thought leader in the business world. Dr. Avi isn't just a finance guru; he's a multi-faceted individual who has embraced his talents on many different stages. As a fitness and fashion model, he effortlessly exudes confidence and style, captivating audiences with his undeniable charm. His on-screen presence has also not gone unnoticed, as he delves into the world of acting, leaving us eagerly awaiting his every performance. Not one to be tied down by convention, Dr. Avi doesn't limit his passions to the corporate world and the limelight. He has also unveiled his culinary prowess as a home chef, tantalizing taste buds with mouthwatering creations. A man of many talents indeed!

The unstoppable Dr. Avi!


From a young age, Dr. Avi was drawn to the limelight, showcasing his talents in singing, acting, and even playing dress up alongside his older sisters. Little did he know that these childhood hobbies would pave the way for his involvement in fitness, fashion, and acting later in life. Talk about starting young! Dr. Avi's story takes an unexpected turn when we delve into his passion for cooking. A true prodigy in the kitchen, our talented friend found himself summoned by his grandmother to help out with Sunday dinners. And boy, did he rise to the occasion! Assisting his grandmother with everything from prepping ingredients to taste-testing the final product, Dr. Avi's culinary journey truly began. Fast forward a few years, and Dr. Avi has become quite the home chef extraordinaire. His unique flavor combinations and exciting recipes have gained him quite the following, and it wasn't long before he caught the eye of the Food Network. That's right, folks – Dr. Avi has graced our screens, showcasing his expertise on the global stage of competitive cooking. Can we say culinary sensations?

The Hero We Didn't Know We Needed Step aside, everyone. There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Dr. Avi. But don't be fooled by the title; this doctor isn't here to save lives, but to save men's sense of style and fashion. Meet the owner of Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop, the go-to spot for dudes on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Dr. Avi's journey into the grooming world was no accident. With a burning passion for everything stylish, he knew that opening his own shop was the perfect way to manifest his love for fashion. But it wasn't just about pursuing his own interests; Dr. Avi had a profound goal in mind - to cater to an underserved market. That's right, fellas, this place was created with you in mind! Walking into Hammer & Nails is like stepping into a haven of masculinity. It's a place where men can finally escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and indulge in some well-deserved pampering. Luxury is the name of the game here, and Dr. Avi has mastered it. From top-notch grooming services to an atmosphere that oozes sophistication, this shop is the ultimate temple of self-care. But Dr. Avi is not just a grooming guru. He's a man of many talents and hobbies. When he's not busy transforming average Joes into style trendsetters, you can find him taking leisurely strolls along the Atlantic City beach and boardwalk. It's no wonder he has such a keen eye for fashion, with the ocean and city lights serving as his muses. Dr. Avi's interests extend far beyond the realm of fashion. This guy is all about chasing dreams, literally. Learning to fly airplanes is just one of the many thrilling pursuits that occupy his time. Talk about a renaissance man! And did we mention he's got mad skills in the tech department? Application development is another notch on his belt, proving that Dr. Avi is never one to rest on his laurels. But amidst all his adventures and achievements, one thing remains constant - his dedication to family and friends. Because, at the end of the day, what's success without the people you love? Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavors, Dr. Avi's involvement with the local community is truly admirable. He believes in giving back, and it shows. Whether it's supporting local charities or organizing events to uplift his neighbors, Dr. Avi is a true role model for us all. For example, his financial contributions to the Bully Avengers human rights organization have aided the organization in its ability to continue fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable men, women, and children in the world. So, there you have it. Dr. Avi, the man behind Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop, is taking Atlantic City by storm. With his impeccable sense of style, dedication to men's grooming, and his commitment to the community, there's no doubt that this guy is a force to be reckoned with. Gentlemen, it's time to sit back, relax, and let Dr. Avi make you feel like a million bucks.

In this exceptional edition of Legend Magazine, we were privileged to share a very specia exclusivel with the esteemed Dr. Avi Boodram!

How did you get started?


My career started when I got a part-time role as a teller at a local bank. I had dreams of fashion and modeling, but I put them aside to pursue a career in banking. I studied and worked for many years until I was hired at Bank of NY Mellon, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley. One of the obstacles I faced was the cost of my education, since I grew up in Trinidad & Tobago, the island just below where Rihanna grew up. We both had big dreams but chose different paths. I came to the US at 16 and worked after school, saving to pay my way through college.


What are some of the latest products, services, and programs you are offering in 2023? How are your services helping people achieve success?

In 2023, my shop on the boardwalk will be open for business. I will offer barbering services as well as spa and male products so that men can look and feel their best. When people look great, they feel good about themselves and go out into the world presenting their best version to the public, which translates into success. What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in your career pursuit and how have you overcome them? As a minority and a foreigner, I have had to struggle for a place in the American job market. I have worked hard to become an expert and present myself to the best of my ability. I haven't been given many opportunities, so the ones I have been given, I have given my all!

The 6 rules Dr. Avi Boodram Lives By

  1. Always treat everyone as you would like to be treated.

  2. Never judge anybody because you don't know their story.

  3. Always be available to help someone in need, even if it may sometimes be an inconvenience, because you could change someone's life with a simple act of kindness.

  4. Be a good listener.

  5. Always try to give back to the community in some way.

  6. Try to lift people up instead of putting them down.


Tell us a story about a time when you felt like giving up

There were many times when I felt like giving up. I was in a 14-year marriage, trying to balance my career, school, marriage, and raising a young child. Some days, it was overwhelming, and I didn't want to continue. However, I persisted for the sake of my family, particularly my young son. I wanted to accomplish something that he would be proud of. Despite the failure of my marriage, he kept me motivated. I didn't give up because of him.

Dr. Boodram's entrepreneurial spirit and passion for male grooming are evident in Hammer & Nails Atlantic City's success. By combining his financial acumen with an understanding of the evolving preferences of his target demographic, he has carved out a niche market that continues to grow. As an investment banker turned entrepreneur, Dr. Avi Boodram is a shining example of how stepping outside the box can create new and unexpected opportunities, resulting in a flourishing business venture.


Connect with Dr. Avi Boodram




Instagram: DoctorAvi.Ac




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