Samir Bodas is Co-founder, Chairman, CEO of Icertis. He has over three decades of experience in product development, sales, marketing, and culture-building at both mega-cap and start-up software companies.
After his undergraduate studies, Samir began his professional life as a software engineer at National Instruments. He then went on to receive an MBA in 1992, and spent several years in management roles at Microsoft Corporation. He cut his teeth at startups starting in 2000 at Imandi and then at Jamcracker, and was appointed CEO of Disha Technologies in 2002. He helped grow Disha Technologies five-fold in 2-years and managed its acquisition by Aztecsoft in 2004. In 2006, Samir was appointed the CEO of Aztecsoft and in 18 months successfully guided the company to become the fastest-growing publicly traded mid-cap IT services company. In 2009, he helped finalize Aztecsoft’s acquisition by MindTree.
Samir is a golf addict to the annoyance of his family. When not playing golf, he reads books about golf. And when not reading about golf, he contributes to the local community as a Board Member of the Seattle Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and the Seattle Chapter Pratham USA. Samir is also a former trustee of Lakeside School in Seattle.
Samir has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of Business.