Ali has over 18 years of experience in business development, strategy, and execution in the areas of retail, IT, telecom, and mobile, spanning Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Before founding DealSmash, Ali was a project management consultant with Vodafone UK's strategy and business development team, where he delivered complex projects. Prior to that, he built and led teams at Tekelec (UK), Jazz/Vimplecom (Pakistan), and Alcatel (UAE).
Hamza has over 5 years of experience in operations, analytics, and business intelligence. Prior to DealSmash, Hamza worked in TeleTaleem (an ed-tech startup) on analytics and he served as a product engineer at Noetic. He did his BS (IT) from the National University of Sciences & Technology (Islamabad, Pakistan).
Ahsan Vaqar – CSO and Cofounder
Ahsan has over 15 years of experience managing IT and telecom projects in the US, EMEA, and APAC regions. He has served as the PMO director iconective (Ericsson) and has expertise in strategy, product development, and client management. Ahsan holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A).
Waheed has over 15 years of experience in machine learning, signal processing, and statistics research; he has over 10 years of experience in planning, executing, and managing data science projects. Waheed is an associate professor at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rauf has over 18 years of experience and a strong track record of building top-tier products and leading high-performing teams. He has worked with both small and large technical teams on greenfield and brownfield systems, and has managed senior business stakeholders (CxOs). Rauf holds a Masters in Computer Sciences, completed from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
For over 16 years, Naveed has been helping startup teams and large corporations (AstraZeneca, ebay, GE, Xerox, Standard Life, and Pearson) find real motivation and has enabled them to enhance productivity through his coaching. At the same time, he has developed future leaders and introduced change catalysts throughout the organisations and teams he has worked with.