Nick (Nader) Shahiar
Nick Shahiar is a seasoned and results-oriented industry veteran with over 30 years of progressive domestic and international experience in software, medical devices and networking. He has established and currently manages Horizon Group investment portfolio leading many successful investments totaling over $125 million dollars as well as leading the commercial investment for Horizon. Prior to Horizon, he held various senior executive, management & technical positions at companies such as Siemens, Infineon, Group Bull, Mitsubishi, Eli Lily, IVAC, ADA Networks, Kestrel & Partex leading & participating in several successful IPOs, mergers & acquisitions. At Siemens, the global giant tech. co, he held several senior management positions including G.M. for management of worldwide Data Communication Business Unit, growing market share to $340M. At Group Bull, the 2nd largest European enterprises net. co., he was CEO for Asian regional division implementing large national enterprise projects, strategic alliances & JVs. As senior VP of product marketing at ADA Networks he developed multi-service metro access platform leading to acquisition. At Kestrel introduced 10G SONET, DWDM product line to market. At IVAC, acquired by Eli Lily, the giant pharma co, he led design & development of medical devices & introduced several successful product launches. In the energy sector he's been active since 1990s. He led an international consortium comprised of several European & Asian ministries of Energy & multi-national companies to implement a $260M gas pipeline between former Soviet Republics. He met & negotiated terms with several European and Asian energy ministers. The project is currently operational providing energy to countries in the region. He established a joint venture company to work with Mitsubishi to implement two 600MW & 450MW combined cycle power plants. Funding was provided by IMF and World Bank. He holds a BSEE and MS in electrical and computer engineering attending University of Michigan and UC San Diego. He has also completed executive management programs at Stanford.