Managing Director, Advisory Services, KPMG
Prior to the KPMG acquisition of Wise Window, Inc. in April 2012, Sid Mohasseb was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for WiseWindow, Inc. At KPMG, he is a Managing Director for Data Analytics and a member of the KPMG US DA leadership team. Prior to WiseWindow, Mohasseb was the Managing Director of Venture Farm LLC, a seed funding firm and served as the CEO of Vital Source, Inc., a global distributor of electronic components with offices in the US, Europe and Asia, where he led the company on a 30-fold revenue growth over a three year period. He was also the Chairman / CEO of Competitive Knowledge, Inc. (CKI) – a, data focused, VC backed Internet Company. After his tenure as a partner at the SGS Group (a national management consulting firm), he founded Anabasis-Straub, a strategy and operations management consultancy entity, serving municipalities and Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Mohasseb has considerable background in data & analytics powered strategy formulation and execution. He acted as a strategy and operations management consultant for large and medium sized organizations across various industries. Founded companies that grew based on extensive use of analytics and data as their strategic weapon – commercially applied analytics. Architect of the Exertive Strategy Concept: Dynamic Strategy Formulation & Execution, Powered by Data Analytics. Development and Commercialization of Intellectual Property: Building and positioning Data and Analytics centric software and hardware solutions across 20 plus industries. Chief architect for award-winning software solutions such as the process re-engineering / Resource Allocation model – winner of the California Kleps Award for Innovation, HOPES Utility Forecasting system and the Sentence Screening system.
Mr. Mohasseb has been instrumental in a number of corporate acquisitions, post-acquisition and turnaround activities, serving as an investor and advisor, as well as an executive operator in the technology , banking, home furnishing, and aerospace sectors. Instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollar for early stage companies as a member of the management team and/or board member.
Mr. Mohasseb started multiple early stage companies, managed their growth and ultimate acquisition. As an operator, board member and investor helped manage multiple corporate turnarounds.
Former Advisory Board member, Chapman University Business School, Former Advisory Board member, University of California at Irvine Business School, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chapman University