|University of Southern California Law School, JD||1998|
|University of Southern California, BS||1994|
K. David Pirnazar is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of samesurf/Actual Worlds, Inc. where he is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations. Samesurf is a platform technology, desktop and mobile app and collection of enabled sites that empower multiple users to share their browsing experiences in real-time without requiring installs of any kind. The company’s products fuse patent-pending co-browsing technology with features like HD audio & video chat, screen drawing and social integration to seamlessly recreate the feeling of “being together in real life.” Samesurf’s brand of shared browsing transforms online sharing into a fast and fully interactive experience that transcends alternatives like screen sharing in terms of simplicity, security and performance.
The company’s vision is to make distance forgettable by enabling instant sharing from any browser or device in a manner that will fundamentally change the ways we browse, shop, watch, listen, learn, present, meet, discover, study and work together online. For individuals, samesurf enables multiple users to shop, watch videos and browse the entire web together in real-time. For professionals, the company’s offerings provide for an install free platform for meetings, presentations and collaboration. For publishers, samesurf provides visual context to support, sales and real-time sharing experiences by integrating features such as co-browsing, live chat, mouse tracking, screen drawing, desktop sharing, field masking, SSL encryption and audio & video chat. Within this context, the company’s solutions significantly improve user satisfaction, first contact resolution and upsell opportunities on the support and sales side while increasing conversions, time on site and highly targeted traffic for activities like real-time sharing and collaborative shopping.
Samesurf/Actual Worlds, Inc. was co-founded by CEO K. David Pirnazar and Sapient co-founder Jerry A. Greenberg in January 2009. The company’s integrated partners include Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE) and LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN) while it investors include Omninet Capital (established by co-founders of Qualcomm - NASDAQ: QCOM).
Mr. Pirnazar was also the Founder and President of Epic Vids, Inc., an interactive publisher that developed branded products with partnered publishers and development studios in the interactive gaming space. In the console arena, Mr. Pirnazar conceived and executive produced console-based video games such as Fear and Respect for Midway Games and Warner Brothers Interactive (PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, PC, Handheld, and Mobile). Within this role, Mr. Pirnazar served as an early entrant into the mobile applications space and was among the first to recruit, negotiate and include in-world ads and product placements within interactive products. Most recently and via Epic Vids, Mr. Pirnazar conceived and developed a Unity-based application for Nike’s Empire Tested brand.
Within the wireless applications space, Mr. Pirnazar co-founded Zen Interactive, LLC, a wireless games and applications publisher (“Zen”). Zen was the publishing arm of Blue Label Interactive, a mobile gaming and application development studio (“Blue Label”). At Zen, Mr. Pirnazar developed wireless games, apps and related digital products that incorporated readily identifiable brands such as entertainment and sports personalities. Zen entered into numerous license agreements with prominent partners to create wireless properties such as: (1) Forrest Gump Ping Pong (with Paramount/Viacom Consumer Products); (2) Fear and Respect featuring Snoop Dogg: The Wireless Game (with Midway Games and Warner Brothers Interactive); (3) DMX Street Bikez (with Def Jam Artist/Actor, DMX and Bloodline Films, LLC); (4) Grease Dance Machine (with Paramount/Viacom Consumer Products); and (5) Frank Shamrock No Rules Fighting (with UFC Champion, Frank Shamrock and MMA Apparel Leader, Tap Out)
Zen was sold to the remaining principals of Blue Label in conjunction with the sale of Blue Label to Konami (NYSE: KNM) in June of 2006.
Mr. Pirnazar also serves as a transactional attorney who has practiced as an associate with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Mawe and Russ, August & Kabat. He received his B.S. degree in finance and marketing from the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Pirnazar received his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law and is an active member of the California Bar.