Minaz is the Chief Technology Officer, leading the product development, technology vision, engineering and operations of Kava’s core platform and infrastructure. Over his career Minaz has worked with large enterprises, mid-size publicly traded companies and startups.
Prior to Kava, Minaz was the founding executive and General Manager of Asurion’s Atlanta Development Center responsible for building a model center of software delivery excellence and built a high quality, multi-tenancy claims and fraud management platform that enabled client launches in the Asia-Pacific markets on a scalable and highly available platform. At Asurion, Minaz also led an innovative risk and fraud management platform team that delivered a modern and scalable platform for advanced risk management services.
Leading up to Kava, Minaz served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Nextgen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) where he led the development of electronic health records management platform for integrated ambulatory and hospital delivery network market. At Nextgen, he also functioned as CIO of the Hospital Services Division delivering cloud based electronic health records management systems for small to mid-size hospitals.
Minaz joined Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, acquired by Birch in 2014) shortly after its inception as venture capital backed startup and over 11 years contributed to Cbeyond’s evolution from a startup to a thriving publicly traded entity providing telecommunications and cloud services to small and medium businesses. As Vice President of Information Technology, Minaz led various aspects of IT from planning, strategy, systems development, infrastructure, IT and datacenter operations.
Prior to joining Cbeyond, Minaz worked for Verizon (NYSE:VZ). At Verizon he was responsible for developing online customer self-service channels for Verizon's domestic and international subsidiaries. Prior to Verizon he worked at FedEx’s STAR Center – a research arm of FedEx focused on delivering innovative software solutions to the enterprise. Minaz holds a B.S and M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.