Prior to co-founding Prodea Systems, Amir served in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer of Sonus Networks, Inc. He was responsible for providing technical guidance and direction in deploying one of the industry’s first softswitches in a carrier network.
Amir joined Sonus Networks via its acquisition of telecom technologies, inc., where he was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. Amir led efforts to design and deploy the company’s softswitch, the most robust and scalable product of its type. telecom technologies’ client list consisted of Fortune 500 companies such as WorldCom, Qwest Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, and AT&T.
Amir is a member of the X Prize Foundation’s Vision Circle and its Board of Trustees. Amir is also actively involved with several non-profit organizations that strive for social development. He has co-authored numerous technical papers and filed several U.S. patents in the areas of voice over IP and multimedia services.
Amir earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from George Mason University.
Amir, along with his brother Hamid and sister-in-law Anousheh Ansari, founded Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI) in 1993, and served as the company’s CTO. TTI was acquired by Sonus Networks, Inc. in 2000.