Founder & The Awesomizer
M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University. BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Experienced technologist and business manager with 16 years expertise in the telecommunications, internet, ecommerce and networking industries. A Strategist with a successful history identifying opportunities, delivering solutions and breaking into some of the most competitive markets worldwide. Shams was previously CEO of the DC based Social search company Searchles (2006-2009) and founder and CTO of telezoo.com (1999 – 2005), a telecom solution search platform backed by $5 M in institutional and angel investment.
He elevated the company into the top five B2B internet sites in the world next to cisco.com for three consecutive years, and brought the company to cash flow positive in 2001 with revenue of $1 M when most dot com companies were struggling. Prior to Telezoo, Shams was one of the very early employees and project manager at Yurie Systems 1996 – 1998), in charge of managing the mission-critical design and rapid deployment of the ATM over Satellite network used to support U.S. troops on the ground in Bosnia - the first of its kind. Yurie was subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies for $1.1 billion
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