Leadership - Samir Shah
Managing Partner, Atlanta
Samir is a managing partner at AVAS Partners in the Chicago office. He splits his time between managing projects and client relationships.
Samir started his career in engineering where he designed computer hardware. He led engineering teams while at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in quality control, hardware testing and technical marketing. While at IBM, he introduced 5 new products into high volume production areas representing $300 million in yearly revenue.
Most recently Samir worked in venture capital where he evaluated the success probability of new business proposals. He spent time with ARCH Ventures evaluating high-tech companies seeking steed stage funding. He then moved to MK Capital.
Samir holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also has an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship.
Samir serves as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of AVAS Partners LLC.