Aki Hashmi is SVP/GM of PulsePoint's Owned and Operated Media Group. Prior to that, he was CMO of Allvoices.com, and he brings over 20 years of management experience in consumer and business services to Allvoices. Prior to Allvoices, Aki was CEO of Kalat. Previously he was President/COO of Nextdoor Networks where he was responsible for operations, with a focus on business development, sales, product marketing, and customer implementations. Earlier Aki was the Executive Vice President of Terra Lycos Quote.com and Vice President of Reuters America. Aki has worked in a variety of senior management roles in startups and global Fortune 500 organizations including Quote.com, Knight Ridder and Morgan Stanley. Aki has worked with small and large teams to develop business from their early stages through to market leadership. Aki received a Bachelor of Economics (CS) from University of the Pacific.
Imran Khan is the Director of Engineering at Allvoices and is responsible for the backend engine, user interface and network operations. Imran brings a high level of analytical skills, complex software knowledge and live end-user systems production and deployment expertise to Allvoices. Prior to Allvoices, Imran worked on mission critical technology for startups including Breakthrough Software, a project management software company; iCommerce, an eCommerce company with products for website building, appointment scheduling and online reservations for small businesses; and Jacent Technologies, a supplier of on-demand ordering solutions for the restaurant industry. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University and his Master's in Computer Science from The University of Toledo, Ohio.
Dean Schaffer is the Community Manager at Allvoices.com. Last spring, Dean received his master's degree in communication from Stanford University. The year before that, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford with a B.A. in American studies.
He has written for Performer Magazine (an independent music publication), Collectors Weekly.com (an antiques and vintage Web site), and SF Weekly. His work has been featured on SFGate.com and the Bay Citizen. Dean also served as head editor and director of product development at DemiDec, an educational company specializing in test preparation for high school students.
In his spare time, he ponders what he would ever do in his spare time, a paradox which he avoids by keeping busy with his rock band, Finding Jupiter.
Confiz Solutions is a software services company that specializes in building consumer Internet applications using the latest tools and technologies. They have been an important part of the team building the allvoices.com web platform.
Askoli is an internet marketing company, specializing in online marketing services including search engine optimization, content creation and Quality Assurance. Askoli is a key team player, helping Allvoices meet its aggressive targets for traffic, community building and Website QA .