MICHAEL DADASHI

Photo by Nufo Salinas 

Photo by Nufo Salinas 

Michael Dadashi is the Founder/ CEO of MHD Enterprises and Infinite Recovery.  He is also a person in long term recovery. Clean and sober since 2009, Dadashi replaced his old attitudes with a new set of principles that motivated him to extend the same Life-saving second chances he had received to others struggling with addiction. He started by employing other recovering addicts at his e-­waste recycling business, MHD Enterprises, which he has owned for more than a decade. Defying just about every possible conventional hiring practice, he grew the company to a multi-­million-­dollar enterprise, which Inc. magazine named the 28th fastest growing private company in the U.S. in 2012 and the 61st in 2013.

In 2013, Dadashi took his mission to help addicts rebuild their lives one step further by opening Infinite Recovery. Both businesses are driven by extraordinary people who share the same definition of what it means to be “successful”: to live life with complete purpose and passion for all that you do personally and professionally.  Infinite Recovery provides safe, ongoing care while equipping clients with the tools and support necessary for a successful second chance at life. Men and women are treated as partners in their treatment through programs designed to meet clients on their level while also raising the bar for maturity and recovery. The facility provides a 90-­day inpatient program and intensive outpatient services, as well as high-­accountability sober-­living residences and a community center where people in recovery and the surrounding community can safely enjoy sober fellowship.

Dadashi has the unique ability to bridge the gap between dynamic business growth and service to others. He is an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and also serves on the board of Communities for Recovery, Teen and Family Services and the national nonprofit Facing Addiction. He recently launched HeartWater, a platform designed to “quench a universal thirst for authenticity and hope through powerful stories of all-­inclusive recovery,” co-­founded with his wife, Ylianna Guerra Dadashi.