Masood Tayebi

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Dr. Masood Tayebi "ability to build and grow a global multi-billion dollar outsourcing services business is incontrovertible. He brings the wealth of experience and critical insights into the service sector, gained through his success in the telecom industry, and in founding BioDuro, Masood applies the lessons learned to advancing the drug development industry.

"Dr. Tayebi has been involved in founding, financing, and managing numerous companies. Most recently, he founded, built, and managed WFI, the leading global services firm to the wireless industry. WFI currently employs 2,700, has operations in over 60 countries. In 2000, at the peak of telecom hype, WFI had a market capitalization of over $7 billion.

On September 17, 2003, Wireless Facilities Inc announced it had changed its name to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. "Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI) (Nasdaq:WFII) today announced its new corporate name: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. The Company's name change reflects its revised focus as a leading defense contractor and security systems integrator for the federal government and for state and local agencies. The Company also announced that effective Monday, September 17th, it will begin trading its shares under the stock ticker symbol of KTOS on the Nasdaq Global Select Market Exchange. Finally, the Company announced the date of November 14, 2007 for its Annual Shareholder Meeting." [1]

"Dr. Tayebi is also a partner in Bridgewest, a San Diego Based investment firm that is active in venture capital and real estate investment. BridgeWest has invested in 12 start-up companies including LogicTree and QThink.

"Dr. Tayebi is a direct investor with sizable holdings in 9 venture firms including Oak Investment Partners and Credit Suisse's venture fund.

"Prior to co-founding WFI, Dr. Tayebi enjoyed a successful engineering career with several well known multinational corporations including British Telecom and LCC International.

"Dr. Tayebi received his Ph.D. in mobile radio propagation from the University of Liverpool, his M.S. in electronics engineering from the University of Southampton and is a principal of BioAtla." [2]

Tayebi's family practice "the Baha'i Faith, making them part of a tiny minority in a nation of predominantly Shiite Muslims." [3]

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  1. Wireless Facilities, Inc. Announces New Company Name: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., accessed March 29, 2009.
  2. Founders, BioAtla, accessed December 5, 2008.
  3. Telecom exec eager for biotech venture, signonsandiego, accessed December 10, 2008.