Dr. Asif Naseem is the President and CEO of Paragon Development Systems (PDS) where he is responsible for establishing and executing the company strategy. Asif is also an Executive Operating Partner at Mason Wells, a private equity firm with over a Billion dollars of assets under management across more than two dozen portfolio companies.
At PDS, Asif is leading the development of new and innovative software solutions that employ machine learning to help clinicians make better clinical decisions for enhanced patient healthcare outcomes.
He has held executive management roles at large public companies and small; medium privately held companies, including multiple startups. Prior to joining PDS, he served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. Before joining Oracle, Asif served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GoAhead Software, Inc., a telecom infrastructure software company that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Asif was the Chief Operating Officer of Iospan Wireless, a pioneer in broadband wireless, that was acquired by Intel Corporation.
Asif’s experience also includes executive management roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T-NCR and Motorola, where he established and ran successful software, systems and applications businesses. Asif served as an ex-pat in Europe as the general manager of the Internet and Connectivity Solutions Division of Motorola, where he developed and launched a software applications business for large telecom operators and enterprises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition to operational experience, Asif has successfully led over a dozen national and international mergers and acquisitions.
Asif holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Michigan State University. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Program in Negotiation, and studied Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2014 Asif has been an M+Visión Visiting Fellow at MIT, and most recently a faculty/mentor at the MIT LinQ and StartMIT programs. He is a Board Member of the Wisconsin Technology Council, a body chartered to provide counsel to the Governor of Wisconsin on all matters related to technology.
Asif is also an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering, Michigan State University. Asif writes frequently and his work has been published in more than 20 technology and business publications. He is often invited to speak at industry and academia events.