Sam Ghandchi





* Over 20 years of Engineering, Publishing and Management in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC




VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA), Washington, DC, News Director [7/05 – 1/13]

Managed the night shift of PNN web site and processed news items using DaletPlus and Pangea Systems. Maintained presence on social networks: Facebook, Twitter and GooglePlus. Designed and executed VPN and proxy services for VOA clients who are behind government filters in other countries.


IRANSCOPE.COM, Pleasanton, CA, Editor/Publisher [1/02 – 7/05]

Founded in 1999 and worked fulltime from 2002 to 2005 to build Iranscope as a fully automated bilingual news portal and web site. Ensured the accuracy of all content and automated news delivery by relaying Internet feeds in real time. Aggregated feeds to facilitate news distribution to platforms like Netvibes.


LANTERN COMMUNICATIONS, San Jose, CA, Vice President of Corp Services [8/00-1/02 Company sold to C-COR] - Managed quality processes to achieve scalability and predictability in delivering metro switches with policy-based networking. Oversaw HR, Program Management, IT and Tech Pubs. Coordinated work with a remote engineering development site in Ottawa.


IREADY CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA, Vice President of Quality Engineering [5/99-8/00 Company sold to NVIDIA] - Built and managed an infrastructure of test lab and automation for complex topology QA of Internet devices.  Netperf, TTCP, ANVL, and Smartbits were used to test chip design supporting 802.11 wireless networking using FPGA emulated platforms to circumvent re-spins of the chip.


FORE SYSTEMS, INC., San Jose, CA, Director of Engineering  [2/97-5/99  Company sold to Marconi] - Managed a 20-member software engineering team in San Jose with three leads focusing on testing OSPF, MPoA and LANE protocols,  replicating customer environments in-house. Worked closely with FORE’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.


ADAPTEC ATM DIVISION, Milpitas, CA, Manager of SQA [5/94-2/97 ATM Division shut down] - Managed two teams of 15 engineers in Milpitas and Bangalore.  Planned and executed Interoperability testing of ATM NICs with various switches and measured performance results relative to the Ethernet-based solutions. Mercury Interactive was used for UI testing.


NETWORK SYSTEMS, WOLLONGONG, ACC, TOUCH, INTUIT, ASHTON-TATE, Senior Networking QA Engineer, Silicon Valley, CA (2/89 – 4/94) - Developed software test plan for server and router testing of NetBEUI, IPX, IP, and OSI protocols. Tested email applications supporting SMTP, POP and IMAP on Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms. Verified installation, I/O and file-sharing programs. Planned and executed performance evaluation of software applications.


NOVA BOOKSTORE, Sunnyvale, CA, Manager/Publisher [1985 – 1989]

Founded Nova Bookstore in Sunnyvale where scientific and futuristic books as well as electronic music were sold. Published Mundus Novus (meaning New World) -- a quarterly futuristic newsletter for the bookstore.





1973    * BA, Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1982    * BS, Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1990    * "C/Unix" Prog Specialist Diploma, Masters Inst., San Jose, CA

1992    * Internetworking Training Certificate, ACC, Santa Barbara, CA





1985    * AI Journal, "Intelligent Tools: Cornerstone of a New Civilization"