His proven track record includes successes in a wide range of markets, including: software and systems, telecommunications, data communications and information systems. He was educated at Utah State, George Washington University,and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. With his expertise in technology he has helped companies in the United States, Asia and Europe thrive and flourish. His broad executive capabilities have enabled him to raise millions of dollars in capital, build sales channels, scale companies to profitability, take enterprises public, create strategic alliances, prosper in the world of M&A, manage complex sales for both services and turnkey solutions, launch new service initiatives, and attract and retain the best and brightest industry talent.
An Experienced Corporate Leader
Mansouri began his career at Tymshare/Tymnet and then Sprint International, where he held a host of senior management positions over a 10-year period. He then moved to American Communications Services Inc (ACSI) a publicly-held integrated communications provider as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Data Services. He built ACSI’s data services from ground up and launched industry’s first ATM data services. Switching to Intermedia Communications, he was responsible for the development of enhanced data services and played a key role in the acquisition of Digex. In 1998, he became COO of Broadband Services at Teleglobe Business Solutions.
A Respected Industry Player
Between 1999 and 2001, Mansouri served as chairman, president and CEO of iPass Inc., a premier provider of global remote access services. During these two years, Mansouri grew the company from nearly $3 million in revenues to more than $50 million. Mansouri also raised $75 million during his tenure at iPass; key investors included Cisco, Equant, Comdisco, Rogers Communications, Intel, Sandhill Capital, Crosspoint, Accel and Asia Pacific Ventures. Under his leadership, iPass was selected by Computerworld magazine as one of the “Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2002.” In 2003, iPass completed one of the most successful IPOs of the year.
Mansouri joined OmniTrust Security Systems, a leading provider of IT content security software, as president and CEO in 2002. The privately-held company was selected by Nomura Research Institute (NRI), one of Japan’s largest system integrators, as its exclusive security-solution provider. In 2005 OmniTrust was sold by Mansouri to Heisei Denden of Japan.
In 2006 Mansouri joined Advisory Board of Avalon Technology Inc (ATI) a leading provider of managed mobility solutions, telecom expense management, and cyber security services. In 2008 he formed and co-founded Avalon Global Solution (AGS) by merging ATI with Net Results Group a leading provider of communications management services and software. The company purchased Comstructure a leading provider of telecom services on the west coast. Through this acquisition, AGS became one industry leaders with over 100,000 mobile devices under management. AGS offers a unique and differentiated business process outsourcing capability in the market, and has over 70 major government and commercial accounts. The company was self-funded and reached profitability with nearly 100 professionals located in the DC metropolitan area, Virginia, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, and California. The company was sold to WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Amex: WYY) in December 2012. Mr. Mansouri served as Chief Executive Officer of Widepoint Communications Corp until December 2013 when his contractual obligation was completed.
Currently, Mr. Mansouri is involved in multiple VC investment funds in high tech, serves on advisory boards of several startup companies in cyber security and mobility.