Asad Jafari

Asad Jafari
Leading Technology - Stealth Startup

Asad is leading technology at a stealth startup, he was most recently and notably the CTO at Restoration Hardware, a $2B+ luxury furniture retailer.  At RH he lead Infrastructure, Technical Operations, ecommerce, Information Security and Enterprise QA and Support groups.

He was instrumental in scaling technology infrastructure and systems for RH from a $500M run rate to a $2B+ over a 6 year span. He cultivated technical teams into designers, innovators and entrepreneurs. He lead initiatives in operational excellence, infrastructure software engineering, vendor strategy, enterprise cloud services, information security, advanced network solutions, managed services and productivity tools.

Prior to RH, he was with Hallmark Cards.  Asad started his career at Cisco Systems and then went on to work in a enterprise software startup – Blue Pumpkin Software (now Verint) leading Engineering, IT and hosted solutions (ASP/SaaS) groups.

Asad has a rare blend of technical and operations experience. Consistent track record of translating customer business needs into successful enterprise software deployments and services, and facilitating high-level communication throughout the organization.

Asad is an avid technologist, investor and an entrepreneur. He sits on advisory boards of many well known enterprise technology startups. He likes pushing boundaries with technology to realize risk vs. reward balance. He studied electrical engineering and loves getting in the trenches to solve complex problems.


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