About Us

Your American Dream Begins Here

We’ve been there and we know it’s not easy. We understand how important immigration status is and what it means to you and your family. Watch a recent Advisor.tv interview with our Founder Javad Khazaeli to learn why we’re 100% committed to making the process of completing complex immigration applications less stressful, more accessible, and more affordable than ever.

You can do it. We’re here to help.

Meet the Team

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Javad Khazaeli, Esq.

CO-FOUNDER

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John Bauschard

CO-FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN

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Mike Palac

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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John Paul Demirdjian

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Our Advisory Board

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Michael Donovan

VICE CHAIRMAN, MEDIAOCEAN

A true advertising technology pioneer, Michael laid the framework for many of today’s sophisticated media platforms as early as the mid-1960s. He comes to Mediaocean from his role as founder, worldwide chairman and CEO of Donovan Data Systems (DDS), one of Mediaocean’s two founding companies along with MediaBank. Born in Panama and raised in Costa Rica and Peru, Michael graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in engineering. He continued his studies at MIT with an MS in computers and business. After a year at IBM in New York, in 1965 Michael saw an opportunity to go out on his own as an independent programming consultant. Two years later, he started DDS.

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Justyn Howard

FOUNDER AND CEO,
SPROUT SOCIAL

As the founder and CEO of Sprout Social, Mr. Howard manages a team of brilliant people, with a common goal. They build exceptional social media management (SMM) software to help Sprout Social’s customers extract real value from social media, delight their audience and embrace the changing ways of social business. Prior to Sprout Social, Mr. Howard worked in Enterprise Account Sales at Learn.com, and previously was a Senior Account Executive at New Horizons.

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Daniel Katz

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ILLINOIS TECH –
CHICAGO KENT COLLEGE OF LAW

Professor Katz is a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law - to help create lawyers for today's changing legal job market. Both his scholarship and teaching integrate science, technology and mathematics. Professor Katz's forward-thinking ideas helped earn him acknowledgement among the Fastcase 50, an award which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law." He was also named to the American Bar Association Journal's "Legal Rebels," a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Professor Katz teaches Civil Procedure, E-Discovery, and Entrepreneurial Lawyering at Illinois Tech - Chicago-Kent and spearheads The Law Lab a new interdisciplinary initiative at Chicago-Kent designed to teach law students how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in their future legal careers. Outside of his work at the law school, Professor Katz is the Chief Strategy Officer at LexPredict.

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John Torres

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER,
GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS

John Torres currently serves as the President and COO of Guidepost Solutions. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions in 2013, Mr. Torres served as the Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. His professional background includes more than 27 years of experience providing investigative and security management for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice. Mr. Torres has served in numerous senior leadership roles for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Torres also served as its Deputy Director in early 2008. Prior to leading ICE operations, he served as the Director of the Office of Detention and Removal Operations, the Deputy Assistant Director for Smuggling and Public Safety and as the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark ICE Office.

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John Trainor

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER,
BECKTRA

Kellogg MBA and D-School design-thinker with a solid entrepreneurial and innovation track record, “connecting the dots” for over 25 years and counting. From 2008 to 2015 John was the Publisher of Hoy, Chicago Tribune´s leading Hispanic print and digital media company. During John’s tenure, Hoy accomplished significant growth despite a declining industry, driving results by diversifying revenue streams (e.g. digital, broadcast, grassroots activations, geographical expansions, partnerships, to name a few), always staying ahead of the curve within the ever-changing traditional media space. Aside from significant revenue and audience wins, his unique and innovative leadership style enabled the Hoy team to become the most recognized and awarded media company of its kind; wining an Emmy in 2015 for outstanding TV news reporting, an IRE for database investigating and multimedia reporting and 9 SND’s for several categories, together with multiple other honors and accolades including Publisher of the Year by Portada in 2014. Prior to Hoy, John founded and operated Papel Media Network, a Media planning and buying automation and back-office pioneer servicing strategic partners such as Valassis, News America, NSA, as well as multiple ad agencies and fortune 500 advertisers across the continent.

About Our Founder

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Javad M. Khazaeli

 

Why Road to Status?

Javad is a first generation American and a founding member of Road To Status. He knows the immigration process firsthand and has spent the last 15 years of his career specializing in immigration law and policy enforcement.  Javad is the only private bar attorney in America that has served in senior immigration positions in both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor.

While working for the U.S. government, Javad’s daily experiences helped him realize that there was a very large service gap for immigrants caught in an antiquated, expensive, complex, and mostly paper-based system. He regularly saw immigrants in courtrooms who could not afford proper attorney representation if any at all. Even more troublesome, he saw firsthand how “notarios” took advantage of immigrants by charging them legal fees even though the “notario” had no legal training.

Road to Status was founded with those immigrants and their families in mind. Upon leaving the government, Javad assembled an experienced team of technologists and attorneys and began to build Road to Status. His goal was to create intuitive, safe, and affordable technology to give immigrants the tools and confidence to complete immigration applications on their own or with optional network partner attorney services when cases are more complex.

In addition to helping immigrants complete their immigration paperwork more efficiently on their own, Road to Status also allows immigration attorneys, nonprofits, and businesses to more efficiently process applications and cases while passing along savings to their clients, constituents, and employees. The versatility and flexibility of the platform creates a win-win opportunity for every user type.

 

Background

Javad spent nine years with the Department of Justice and then the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Law Division. While with the federal government, he used his expertise in immigration law to prosecute terrorists, terrorist financiers, and individuals engaged in espionage and other criminal acts. Javad worked closely with federal, state and international law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is well versed in high profile, complex immigration litigations. Javad now uses those skills to develop software to help companies and would be immigrants in their dealings with the federal government.

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Save time.

Stop filling out the same applications over and over again. Our universal form technology allows you to fill out your personal info once and we feed into all of necessary forms within your application package.

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Save money.

Save money and time completing your applications online. We offer step-by-step guidance and easy to use software to help you prepare your immigration applications quickly, accurately, and affordably.

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Security.

Rest assured knowing that your data is stored safely and securely in your password protected RTS Cloud Account. We’re serious about data security and we treat your data as if it were our own.

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More options.

We provide step-by-step online software and immigration attorney review services to help “do-it-yourself” applicants complete the immigration application process quickly, safely, and affordably. If your case is more complex, start the process with an initial online consultation with a licensed immigration attorney — whatever you’re most comfortable with, whatever is best for you and your family.

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Status reports.

You will always know where the progress of your application stands. Receive status alerts and notifications direct from USCIS as your application moves through each step of review and approval process.

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Trust.

We’re always here to help. Contact us at (857) 600-0972, or click here to submit a help request.

Have questions?

We’re always available to help. Reach out to us however is most convenient for you.

Call us at (857) 600-0972 or submit a contact request here.