“Frank is one of my favorite people I’ve worked with over the years. He’s unbelievably conscientious, dedicated and hard working we had to force him to step away from the workstation and take a day off several times. He’s got a great range of skills and knowledge he goes a mile deep on the DBA stuff, but he knows a lot about a lot more and is one of those all too rare tech maestros who can take a step back and tap effectively into the business objectives. I’ll probably never forgive him for leaving us, but I sure hope to work with Frank again somewhere down the line.” Adam Seifer, (Currently co-founder Everplans) Chief Product Officer / Cofounder, Fotolog August 11, 2008
Farhan “Frank” Mashraqi’s professional career’s successful exits include Fotolog’s acquisition for $90 Million by HiMedia ($12 Million raised in funding), Virident for $685 Million by Western Digital ($142.33 Million raised in funding), XGraph for an eventual $200 Million by AddThis and then Oracle ($3.75 Million raised in funding). He has previously served as an advisor to several portfolio companies of Betaworks, a startup incubator and venture capital fund based in New York, including Bitly, Chartbeat.com, TwitterFeed, Outside.in and OMGPOP.
“Frank is one of the most amazing people you will meet as an intellectual, a business owner, a business man, and a technologist. He’s given a keynote at the MySQL Conference, and I’m sure you can read up on him if you Google his name.”
Taso Du Val (currently CEO TopTal.com) January 19, 2009
Since 1999, Frank Mashraqi has had a distinguished career leading startups to be atop their niche as well as advising large and complex global clients.
Mashraqi’s is a globally recognized expert on topics of Big Data, cybersecurity, multi-tenant cloud computing, massive scalability, geographic replication, disaster recovery, disaster prevention, automation and performance optimization.
Mashraqi lead a top 100 ranking website experiencing the “death by growth” syndrome to become a top 10 ranking website worldwide enabling its once-dying infrastructure to smootly serve more than 13 Billion impressions per month at its peak.
“Frank Mashraqi was my strategic partner within the Fotolog organization. As Chief Revenue Officer it was my responsibility to look at all revenue generating opportunities, and much of my success relied on Business Operations and Tech Development. Frank is very skilled at identifying opportunities and he did that proactively on a regular basis. He is also very good at communicating the complex in simple terms to nontechnical employees. Frank would be a tremendous asset to any organization.”
Rachel Glickman, Chief Revenue Officer, Fotolog October 11, 2008
Dave McClure, co-founder of 500 Startups called Frank Mashraqi “the go to guy” and “the next best friend of his startup’s CEO, CTO or CFO.”
In addition to being a renowned keynote speaker at a number of leading conferences, Frank has also been recognized as a global top 10 DBA and a leading expert on the topics of big data, cloud computing, cyber security.
Key highlights of Frank’s career include serving as the director of business operations and technical strategy of the 3rd most active social network*, leading it to become a top 10 ranking website with a US $100 million successful acquisition by Hi-Media (now AdUX) based in Paris, France.
One of Frank’s employer faced a $100 million data disaster because of a bug in the SAN that was being used in the production. Consultants from 3Par, the SAN manufacturer and MySQL Inc, the database vendor had given up all hopes of any chance of successful and integral data recovery. Refusing to give up, Frank single handedly worked on a 78 hours long shift and successfully recovered the massive data disaster. That “unimaginable reversal” of a $100 million data disaster equipped Frank with rare competencies and insights related to disaster recovery, disaster planning and disaster prevention.
Frank co-founded XGraph (formerly NetEdge) along with Key Compton (Solbright), Gary Gluck (Solbright), Dr. Jim Merino (Stanford University / Yahoo) and Dr. Paul Moore (Stanford University / Yahoo). Working closely with Akamai, Burst Network and Amazon Web Services, he architected the dynamically scaling, multi-tenant cloud computing platform and led the engineering and operations team to successfully create the largest data science company focused on open social graph processing at the time. XGraph was acquired by ClearSpring (now AddThis), one of the first clients brought onboard XGraph platform by Frank.
Frank went on to serve as the chief technical officer of MyLawsuit.com.
He is a member of International Input and Output Association, Georgia Society of CPAs, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Python Software Foundation.
Frank co-founded Opportunities Research Inc and served as it’s chief big data officer. Later he went to co-found Opportunities Ventures Pvt. Ltd, a startup accelerator.
Currently Frank is serving as the vice president for Sehrish Foundation and working on his next “stealth mode” startup. Despite his busy schedule, he makes sure to reserve some availability to help other startups and enterprises facing complicated scalability, data, performance and related decision making challenges by providing professional advisory services.
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* according to Comscore at it’s peak