Faisal heads Raasforce global operations and is involved in Raasforce’s technology platform development, business strategy. He is the owner of SoftwareGrid LLC., partner of iBaax.com, and former CEO of TPS360.com, Job Accord, TalentPlus Software, and IT Link. He worked as a consultant with Deloitte, Citi Bank, Delphi, and Integra micro systems. Faisal holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the City University of new York and is a Microsoft Certified Professional and Certified Scrum Master. Faisal has worked in the USA, India, Dubai and has traveled to 20 countries while managing a global operation with 200+ employees.
Sam is currently working full-time with Microsoft and as a Director of multiple initiatives and part-time with Raasforce. Sam has been matching computing technology with business needs for over 25 years. Sam recently moved from Seattle to Singapore to manage Microsoft’s engagement with software partners across the Asia Pacific area. Since joining Microsoft in 2006, Sam has worked closely with global partners, Fortune 100 customers, and senior leaders at Microsoft to improve industry interoperability and to contribute towards successful product launches. On the startup side, Sam managed the global BizSpark program that connects Microsoft with investors, accelerators, and over 50,000 startup companies around the world. He launched the successful BizSpark Plus program, providing 2 years of cloud services to top startups from leading accelerators. Sam also managed the first three Microsoft Accelerator classes in Seattle in partnership with TechStars and has judged multiple pitch contests around the globe. Sam has a Masters in Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington, a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BA in Geography and Russian from Brigham Young University.
A lover of big data, social constructs, and anything with chocolate in it, Jeen has forged an unusual path for himself. His obsession with efficiency drives his interest in utilizing data to make good decisions while at the same time believing that there is more to a story than numbers alone. With his experience launching multiple startups in his home country of Thailand and the US, lecturing for an innovation and technology college class, and his work with multiple VC funds in New York City, he is uniquely positioned to combine both empirical evidence with tacit knowledge to develop a project. Jeen also brings a strong network on both coasts and abroad to his role in Raasforce.
An Alumni of Columbia Business School - Columbia University. Adept in Business Strategy & Re-imagining (he believes re-engineering will stifle innovation), Sales & Marketing and believes marketing as not an afterthought, it has to be designed & engineered in the product. 21+ years of track record with an ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations. Strong believer in Entrepreneurship to disrupt and build innovative products. Author in-the-making.
Sanjay Mazumder is a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley based high tech start-ups. Currently he is the founder and CEO of Veristorm Inc, a Big Data analytics software company. Veristorm is primarily angel funded and currently revenue driven by OEM partners like IBM. Prior to this, he founded Rivermeadow Software with a SaaS solution for cloud onboarding and migration. Under his leadership Rivermeadow grew from his basement to a high growth startup strategically partnering with Cisco, VMWare, Ericsson and Violin Memory along venture capital funding. Over last 20 years, Sanjay was involved in strategy, business development, product management and solution delivery as part of startups and large organizations (IBM, Telcordia and Lucent Technologies). He holds MBA in Private Equity and Entrepreneurship from Babson College (Magna Cum Laude), MS in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan (Suma Cum Laude) and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Sanjay specializes in new venture creation and growth in high tech product and solution business supporting business and corporate development along product engineering. He leverages his experience in telcos and enterprises for business growth catalyst in the field of Big Data, machine learning based Analytics and NLP solutions, IT virtualization and cloud transformation services.
Dynamic, data-driven, results-oriented marketing leader with proven success developing and launching global marketing campaigns to improve adoption, exploit competitive advantage, maintain customer loyalty, and drive strategic business goals. Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to champion ideas across stakeholders, partners, and customers achieving buy-in on new initiatives. Identifies and addresses market trends, risks, and hi-potential opportunities.
Human Resources professional with over 11 years in developing and delivering human resource strategies across Industries like Software R&D, Delivery Centre, and Consulting. Strong understanding of business scenarios and ability to deliver best in class HR solutions for the supporting client groups.
As a Brooklyn-native with a background in the Creative Arts, Gary has always had an eye for design. Since graduating from NYU Tandon’s prestigious Computer Science program in 2016, he’s amassed a ton of experience as a developer through work in Brooklyn’s Tech Circuit, before committing to Raasforce. On his down time, Gary enjoys driving long distances for a cup of coffee, producing mediocre electronic music in his bedroom, and discovering new places to hike.
I am Robin Mahbub, Project Coordinator at Raasforce. I have 2+ experienced with that role. The Project Coordinator is an integral member of the project team who is responsible for delivering building development projects of varying size and complexity. My main responsibilities are directing, organizing and controlling project activities, under the direction of a Project Manager (PM) & Project Director.
Maddie is from South Korea and currently majoring in Communication Design at Parsons. She loves visualizing all different kinds of things and mixing media through the process. Dealing with digital tools is her favorite, especially making editorial designs with them. She enjoys still life drawings and calligraphy. Aside from visualization, she loves coding which allows her to show them on the online world as well.
This is Shameem Ahmed, Recruiter and Data Head at Raasforce. He studied Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and also did Diploma in Networking from American International University Bangladesh(AIUB). In his professional journey he has worked in different industries and gathered a robust level of experience in each field. He was in Telecom industry for 2+ years, 1 year in BPO industry and finally he found the real taste in Software Industry.
A Pacific Northwest local, Jacob is our pioneer on the ground in Seattle. His international experience in rowing has made him into a competitive workhorse and team player. In his free time, he enjoys wakeboarding, comedy shows, and time with family.
Lydia is currently working towards her double major in Political Science and Communications at the University of Washington. A coxswain for 5 years on her high school and the University of Washington rowing teams, Lydia is an experienced leader and organized manager. Her upbringing in Seattle has given her a passion for technology, the great outdoors, and a good cup of coffee.