Sami Rahman


Experienced Chief Operating Officer

Experienced Chief Operating Officer with over 20 years of experience implementing complex technological and information management solutions, developing national and international strategic marketing and sales campaigns and directing innovative business operations. Derive genuine pleasure from transforming high-potential staff into outstanding leaders demonstrating the creativity critical to financial and operating success. Highly educated including my Master of Arts in Disability Studies to be completed in 2016 combined with numerous prestigious publications. Superior work ethic with the ability to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses to devise solution.

: 832-483-0898

: sami AT samirahman.com

: Houston, TX

: @sami_rahman


Education


University of Wisconsin - Madison

1989 - 1994

Bachelors

Bacholors of Fine Arts

City University of New York

2013 - 2017 (Planned)

Masters

Disability Studies offers a unique opportunity to examine disability from an interdisciplinary perspective, which includes the social sciences, humanities, science, social policy and the law. A fundamental premise of the disability studies approach is that the direct experience of individuals with disabilities is primary. Using the social model perspective of disability, the program incorporates overlapping lenses through which students discover a new understanding of disability and society.


TCEA - Texas Computer Education Assoication

2012 - 2014

Certification - Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilties

Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilties

City University of New York

2011 - 2011

Assistive Technology Applications Certificate in Advanced Professional Development

Assistive Technology


Work Experience


SPED K12, Inc

2014 - 2015

CEO

SPED K12, Inc specializes in building software for children with special needs.  Since 2006 it has helped hundreds of therapists and teachers teach and develop thousands of children with special needs.

  • Developed and Lunched IOS product line
  • Built Marketing program, send 1.6 million emails to Education Market resulting in over 1000 software signups
  • Build Sales program and pipeline to over $1 Million

Advocate Therapy

2013 - 2015

CEO

Offer speech, occupational, physical, and augmentative communication evaluations, and Autism DIR/Floortime therapy in the Houston area for children and young adults ages 0-21

  • Developed and Lunched IOS product line
  • Built Marketing program, send 1.6 million emails to Education Market resulting in over 1000 software signups
  • Build Sales program and pipeline to over $1 Million

eDirect Impact LLC

2005 - 2013

CEO

eDirect Impact is an information management firm providing Discovery Workflow Management solutions and Litigation Data Hosting to law firms and corporate counsel departments.

  • Provided discovery workflow management solutions to corporate counsel, law firms, and businesses
  • Streamlined efficiencies for the proper management of documents and electronic data in anticipation of and response to regulatory and litigation matters
  • Develop technical and product solutions and position products to increase market share

BridgingApps.org

2010 - 2013

Website Creator & Project Co-Founder

BridgingApps.org (formerly SNApps4Kids.com) a community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on how we are using the iPad, iPhone iPod Touch and Android devices with children who have special needs.

  • Developed and maintained leading website for special needs children, parents, teachers, therapists and doctors who use tablet-based, direct interface technology
  • Developed interactive website, servicing more than 15,000 families a month
  • Architected and designed Insignio search engine, the only mobile app for special needs search engine for both iOS and Android operating system world-wide

LIT Group Inc.

2002 - 2005

Business Development Manager

LIT Gourp is a litigation support company with offices in London and Houston.

  • Generated $1.1 million account base in 2004 consisting solely of new clients nationally and internationally
  • Provided expertise in strategic marketing, new product launches, and identifying and crafting solution for clients
  • Formulated marketing and sales strategies, targeting major national and international account clients, to develop new business
  • Provided expertise in document management and electronic discovery for American Lawyer 100 and Fortune 500 corporations

IKON Office Solutions (Now Ricoh USA)

1994 - 2002

Product Marketing Manager

Product Marketing Manager- Product Development & Fulfillment (2000 – 2002) Director of Strategic Sales- Business Document Services; Houston, TX (1999 – 2000) General Manager- Graphics Services; New Orleans, LA & Houston, TX (1996 – 1999) Graphics Manager; New Orleans, LA (1994 – 1996)

  • Successfully generated product sales and service contracts ranging from $7K to $2 million
  • Increased the rate of connectivity from 22% to 45%
  • Coordinated marketing initiatives with the District Vice President of Service, District Vice President of Sales, District Marketing Manager and Logistics, that generated $350 million in annual sales and service revenues in 5 marketplaces, consisting 42 branch facilities