Ali Foughi

Ali Foughi

Consultant, High Technology Start Ups

San Jose, United States

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I have contributed to: (1) organizations like Red Cross (2) underprivileged children (3) my boarding school: MCI (4) my university: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Traveling overseas to learn about other cultures

About him

An experienced corporate executive, Ali Foughi began his career at LTX Corporation in Westwood, Massachusetts, as an Analog System Design Engineer. During his tenure at LTX, Ali Foughi designed best-in-class fixed frequency and programmable analog filters that were used to dramatically improve the performance of waveform synthesizers and digitizers in high-end test equipment. Mr. Foughi’s leading-edge designs improved the dynamic performance of LTX test systems by approximately 30 to 50 dBs, garnering significant customer interest and increasing sales.

In 1993, Ali Foughi was recruited by a Maxim founder to join Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale, California (NASDAQ: MXIM). For almost 18 years, Mr. Foughi diligently served the company in a variety of capacities, including defining next-generation products, managing development of innovative products, spearheading strategic partnerships, and leading a product line from concept to market leadership. These achievements ultimately led to Mr. Foughi heading two major business units. As a Vice President and General Manager, Ali Foughi managed approximately 320 culturally diverse professionals in 15 design and application centers across several continents and was responsible for approximately $300 million in annual revenues. With a diverse analog and mixed-signal product portfolio, Mr. Foughi’s business units supplied integrated circuits to several end-markets and hundreds of customers worldwide.

Ali Foughi has many years of experience in creating strategic business plans, gaining buy-in from the company CEO, and executing and delivering on his commitments. He is best known for turning around under-performing business units, as well as leading several product lines to achieve global market leadership.

Outside of work, Ali Foughi participates in a variety of activities. He enjoys traveling, photography, and interior design, as well as self-improvement programs. He values supporting several nonprofit organizations.