Aliaswire’s Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for Aliaswire’s business operations. By utilizing an experienced group of directors with a diverse set of skills and experience, Aliaswire is able to competitively position itself in the marketplace.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Hoss Mohsenzadeh has 24 years of experience working in various sectors of the financial services industry. Prior to Aliaswire, he was the founder and CEO of Riskware Systems, a pioneer in enterprise financial risk management systems with clients in three continents and over 10 countries. He previously worked for Credit Suisse First Boston and Bankers Trust, now Deutsche Bank, in derivatives trading capacity. Prior to attending business school he worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff. He holds 7 issued US patents, 5 international patents and additional 10 pending payment related patents. Hoss holds an MBA from Sloan School of Management and Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
Scott Shaw was senior executive vice president at Kessler Financial Services and a director at Aliaswire prior to becoming Aliaswire’s president in late 2009. At KFS, he was responsible for developing and managing KFS’ consumer finance business with MBNA America, including the sales finance, installment loan, small business loan and home equity programs. Shaw was also responsible for developing and managing KFS’ new business efforts including the development of new partnerships for Fleet Credit Card Services, and integrated wireless and m-commerce business with Inphonic. He holds a BS degree in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.
Principal, Nuland and Arshad, Inc.
Guli Arshad has over 25 years of experience in the investment field. Prior to founding Nuland & Arshad, Inc., he worked as a management consultant, real estate advisor, technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is also active in the non-profit area as a former trustee of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and The American International School of Florence. He currently sits on the board of the Family Nurturing Center and Gateways Arts as well as several private technology boards. Arshad graduated from Oberlin College and holds two master’s degrees from Harvard University including an MBA.
Shikhar Ghosh has been an entrepreneur since 1988. He has been the founder and CEO of several software and services companies including Appex and Open Market. Appex was the fastest growing privately held company in the U.S. in 1990 (BusinessWeek). EDS acquired Appex in 1990. Open Market was one of the pioneering software providers for Internet-based businesses. It was selected by several publications including Fortune as one of the leading entrepreneurial companies in the US. He got his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1980.
E. Miles Kilburn
E. Miles Kilburn has been a private investor since June 2004 and also serves as a director of several privately held companies. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Concord EFS, Inc. (which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation in February 2004) from 2003 to 2004, and senior vice president of business strategy and corporate development from 2001 to 2003. He served as chief executive Officer of Primary Payment systems, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Star Systems, Inc., from 2002 to 2003, and chief financial officer from 1997 to 1999.