Kamyar Faron is an experienced executive leader and product manager with a passion for technology and innovation. He has a background in electronic and computer science, as well as garden studies and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Faron has held various leadership positions in companies ranging from talent acquisition and business intelligence to manufacturing automation and big data analytics, where he has successfully led teams in business development, product management, professional services, and engagement management.
Faron's expertise includes conducting market research and competitive analysis, developing business strategies and models, creating product positioning strategies, and embracing social media marketing to increase user engagement. He considers himself a natural farmer-type, and his skills and experience align with executive leadership and team building for businesses in various deployment models of talent acquisition, business intelligence, big data analytics, manufacturing execution, CRM, BPM, and ERP.
Faron founded and serves as CEO of ZippyApp and previously worked as VP of Business Development & Product Management at SelfOptima, Principal at Saimarka, VP of Worldwide Business Operations - Yield Management Solutions (BI) at PDF Solutions, VP of Product Development & Product Management at Blue Control Technologies, Sr. Director at Kla-Tencor, Manager Professional Services at Kla-Tencor, Program Manager at actel, Manager at Schlumberger, and Tutor/Lecturer at the School of Practical Philosophy.