Dr David Saad

Dr David Saad
Board Advisor Global Operations

Dr. Saad is a seasoned veteran in the software industry with over 36 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering, product management, funding, fund raising, angel investing, and public speaking. He started his career as a system programmer, then an application programmer, and then turned into a consultant. Thereafter, Dr. Saad became a serial entrepreneur – he founded, funded, and raised funding for 5 startups which produced a total of 9 original products, one provisional patent, and three R&B music hit singles. Dr. David Saad is the founder, Chairman & CEO of Luristic – a software company specialized in user experience, graphical user interfaces, and Rich Interactive Components (RIC). He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company.

Prior to Luristic, Dr. Saad was the founder, Chairman & CEO of Clupedia - a social media company that offered the wisdom of crowds. Clupedia was the Wikipedia of opinions. The company won several industry awards for its innovation including the AlwaysOn Media 100 award. During his tenure with Clupedia, Dr. Saad won the Most Promising Investment Award during the 2006 Fast Pitch competition organized by Tech Coast Angels (TCA) from whom he raised a Series A round of funding, and sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County.

Prior to Clupedia, Dr. Saad was the founder, Chairman & CEO of Calibra - a software company that offered a viral marketing tool that used Social Network Analysis (SNA) in order to identify influencers within a social network for the purpose of launching, managing, and measuring viral campaigns. Calibra was nominated for the Innovative Product of the Year Award by the American Electronics Association (AeA). The company was then sold to one of its customers.

Prior to Calibra, Dr. Saad was the founder, Chairman & CEO of Braintec - a software company specialized in Unix kernel development, compilers, computational linguistics, and artificial intelligence. Braintec became the largest Unix engineering firm in Southern California with customers such as AT&T, IBM, Sun, NCR, and Teradata. Braintec was sold to Technisource – an IT firm listed on NASDAQ which was taken private by IntelliMark Holdings.

During his tenure with Braintec, Dr. Saad was also the founder, Chairman & CEO of In-D-Pocket - a label company specialized in R&B, Hip Hop, and rap music. One of the company’s acts was a female group called Foxx Empire whose debut album included couple of hits such as “Do You Want Me”, “Can’t Let Go”, and a remix of “Walkin’ in Rhythm”. Prior to Braintec, Dr. Saad worked for Mathematica Products Group (MPG) – a software division of Martin Marietta where he was instrumental in establishing the Canadian division. During his stint at MPG, Dr. Saad won several awards for his software sales achievements including the ICP award.

Prior to Mathematica, Dr. Saad worked as a database consultant for IST, as an application programmer for McGill University Computing Center, and as a system programmer for Concordia University Computing Center.

In addition, to his professional career, Dr. Saad had a very successful athletic career in Judo during which he participated in the European Championships, World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic games. From Judo, Dr. Saad became passionate about tennis. He currently participates in league and national tournaments sponsored by USTA.

David Saad article

 Dr David Saad
Board Advisor Global Operations

Dr. Saad is a seasoned veteran in the software industry with over 36 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering, product management, funding, fund raising, angel investing, and public speaking. He started his career as a system programmer, then an application programmer, and then turned into a consultant. Thereafter, Dr. Saad became a serial entrepreneur – he founded, funded, and raised funding for 5 startups which produced a total of 9 original products, one provisional patent, and three R&B music hit singles. Dr. David Saad is the founder, Chairman & CEO of Luristic – a software company specialized in user experience, graphical user interfaces, and Rich Interactive Components (RIC). He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company.