Keyvan Samini is an entrepreneur, investor, and speaker who has led and invested in pioneering companies. For more than 15 years Keyvan has held various executive positions, including CEO, President, COO, CFO, CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) and partner. He has led companies and talented employees in developing cutting edge and state of the art technologies with applications in communications, artificial intelligence, robotics, and software industries.
Keyvan has overseen corporate growth and transformations in innovative organizations with global operations. He has done so by negotiating joint ventures and strategic partnerships with organizations worldwide. Many challenges arise in companies at the forefront of radical innovation and Keyvan has been able to address these challenges with a deep analytical and broad creative perspective. In addition to transformation, innovation, strategic growth and improved productivity, Keyvan has experience implementing lean operating methodology and financial management. The result: a strong cross-functional team leader who has been able to build shareholder value by initiating sustainable and strategic growth.
As a leader, Kevin Samini knows that the true value of an executive is that person’s ability to successfully lead bright and gifted employees toward achieving radical innovation. Keyvan’s ability to assemble creative teams, acquire resources, create fruitful relationship, and mentor employees has been instrumental in achieving this goal. A summary of Keyvan’s most recent leadership roles are describe below.
CEO + CFO + EVP, Corporate Development
Keyvan helped to form Pitchtime in an effort to empower businesses by increasing the their ability to communicate effectively on both a global and regional level. Pitchtime employs advancements in semiconductor technology to develop real time video applications utilizing artificial intelligence. The company’s mission is to create technology that will allow businesses to communicate with audiences worldwide.
Keyvan is the CEO of Pitchtime and ensures that the company stays true to the course of its mission. From financial growth to strategic expansion, Keyvan leads the company’s team in achieving its goals. He has the responsibility of executing on various strategies, including product roadmap development and corporate expansion.
President + COO + CFO + CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) +EVP Corp. Development
Prior to its acquisition, RFaxis was a cutting-edge technology company specializing in the design and development of innovative semiconductors used in the telecommunications industry. RFaxis developed a host of semiconductors manufactured from pure CMOS, making them safe for the environment and substantially less expensive. The products developed by the company had broad applications, including use in wireless, mobility, IoT, Robotics, and artificial intelligence industries. Before being acquired, RFaxis led the way in next-generation connectivity technology and many of its products are now incorporated in products around the world.
Over the period of several years, Kevin Samini held various roles at RFaxis, including COO, CSO (Chief Strategy Officer), CFO, and President. His operational, strategic and financial experience helped to grow the company’s presence in Asia and Europe. Ultimately, RFaxis was sold to a direct competitor. Keyvan led the company’s M&A strategy, and ultimately the acquisition process.
President + CFO + CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)
Morfis was an exciting company focusing on the development of state-of-the-art hardware and semiconductors that could transfer data at extraordinary speeds. This technology was ideally suited for industries where the transfer of large amounts of data in short periods of time was critical. The products being researched and developed at Morfis were particularly relevant to industries that generated, utilized or relied on multi-channel data streaming, DNN’s, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.
As an executive at Morfis, Kevin Samini helped lead the company through its efforts to accelerate research and development of technology by helping to secure financing and creating strategic partnership and relationships. He worked side by side with stakeholders to pursue strategic growth opportunities for the company. Keyvan also led M&A and IPO activities at Morfis.
Keyvan Samini holds a Master of Finance from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, a JD from the Ohio State University College of Law, and a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also holds a certificate in artificial intelligence from MIT as well as a certificate in electrical engineering from Dalhousie University.