Reza is Reply!â€™s CTO, in charge of technology and product roadmap associated with the various business lines. Reza joined Reply through the acquisition of Adhubs, a mobile advertising and application development platform specializing in lead generation, where he was the cofounder and CTO.
Prior to that, Reza was the head of Infrastructure Technologies and Strategies at Yahoo!, encompassing data centers, networks, storage and systems across the company. His responsibilities included network design, capacity planning and overall management of infrastructure strategies geared for Yahoo! properties, focusing on maximizing utilization. In addition he spear headed the open rationalization of the Yahoo!â€™s internal cloud and its effects on the WAN environments.
Prior to Yahoo!, Reza was the acting VP of engineering at Covad Communications, where he was a core contributor to the growth of the VOIP business. His entry to Covad was through the acquisition of Sedaip.com, where he was the President.
Reza is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard University where he was pursuing a PhD in IT&M.