Bassam was born in Egypt, lived in France and England as a child, and then immigrated to the US as a teenager to attend university. He earned BS, MS, and MPhil degrees in Computer Science as well as an MBA. He resides with his wife and two sons in Park City, Utah, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He is in love with his family, has been “trying” to CrossFit for years, is a lousy skier and average mountain-biker, but spends every day trying to get better. He started young, entering high school at age 12, programming professionally at age 15, and completing his first master’s degree at age 21.
Bassam recently founded Mindshare Ventures, a management consultancy & venture firm dedicated to helping tech. startup entrepreneurs succeed. Prior to Mindshare, Bassam was Chief Operating Officer at MaritzCX, the world’s largest customer experience technology company with annual revenues of $200 million. As COO, he was responsible for all operations globally. His team spanned 18 offices around the world and numbered over 600 full-time and over 1,500 part-time staff.
Before MaritzCX, Bassam was Chief Business Officer at inContact, the largest cloud provider of enterprise software for contact centers. He was responsible for all customer and revenue operations of the $200 million, publicly-traded company (NASDAQ ticker is ‘SAAS‘). During his four-year tenure, the company’s market cap grew from $98 million to over $600 million.
Bassam started his career in software development, transitioned to consulting and professional services mid-career, and is now a customer and operations executive. Prior to inContact, Bassam was with other leading-edge technology companies such as Omniture (acquired by Adobe), Attensity, Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle), IBM, and Philips Electronics.
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