Fariborz (FB) began his career with Ricoh in Japan and Nortel in Ottawa, in various technologies including read/write heads for compact disks, video/voice transmission, and optical communications.
In 1999, Fariborz co-founded and became CEO of Cloakware, a high tech start-up in compiler technology that attracted Intel Capital and Fairhaven Capital as investors. At the time of acquisition, Cloakware’s technology was deployed around the world on millions of devices. Cloakware was sold to Irdeto - Naspers (JSE: NPN).
From 2006 to 2011, Fariborz was the COO of a large B.O.T (Build, Operate and Transfer) civil construction project employing 4,000 people at the peak of its operation. Within this project, he oversaw day to day operations, from inception to completion.
In 2013, Fariborz co-founded Dez Capital Corporation, an asset based lending company financing real-estate projects in the Greater Toronto Area.
Fariborz holds a degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada).