Interesting hire for Minicom Digital SIgnage as industry outsider Amir Shaked is named as the President of the North America’s region. Amir Shaked was President of Press-sense’s operations in the Americas, where he grew the company’s revenues by over 60% by strengthening Press-sense’s relationships with its OEM’s, resellers and direct customers.
Amir started his career as a software engineer in 1984, joining Comverse Technology as one of their first employees. Amir moved with Comverse to the US in 1989, and during the early 1990’s Amir founded and managed Comverse Network Systems’ Americas division.
In 1995, Amir became President of Accord North America. Accord achieved 50% market share within three years; it then IPO’ed and was subsequently acquired by Polycom (NASD: PLCM) for $350M.
Prior to Press-sense, Amir successfully held CEO positions at Disksites, Inc., responsible for its turn-around and sale to Expand Networks, and at CeLight, raising $50M in VC funding.
Mr. Shaked has a B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.