Senior Vice President and General Manager, Audible Channels @ Audible, Inc. (an Amazon company)
VP, Digital Content @ Barnes & Noble NOOK
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and Management, General @
Columbia University - Columbia Business School
Kashif manages the eBook, Digital Newsstand, Video and Apps businesses at Barnes & Noble. He is also responsible for Barnes & Noble's innovative self-publishing platform, NOOK Press. Before NOOK, Kashif worked at Hearst Corporation (in their e-reading venture Skiff) where he was responsible for the Industrial and Product Design of Skiff ereaders, product packaging, and accessories. Before
Kashif manages the eBook, Digital Newsstand, Video and Apps businesses at Barnes & Noble. He is also responsible for Barnes & Noble's innovative self-publishing platform, NOOK Press. Before NOOK, Kashif worked at Hearst Corporation (in their e-reading venture Skiff) where he was responsible for the Industrial and Product Design of Skiff ereaders, product packaging, and accessories. Before Skiff, Kashif was the Creative Director at the prestigious New York based industrial design firm, ECCO Design, where he was involved in designing award-winning products for clients like LG, Audi, Panasonic, Best Buy, and Samsung.
Prior to ECCO Design, Kashif worked at the Volkswagen Group where he developed concept cars that showcased the vision for consumer electronics and mobile services in cars by working with companies like Apple, Palm, and Google. His work has been featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNET, and The New York Times. Kashif holds patents in the fields of automotive technology, speech recognition, and consumer electronics.
Kashif holds a Masters in Smart Product Design from Stanford University and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Specialties: General Management, Sales, eCommerce, Marketing, Financial Analysis, Business Modeling, Business Development, Contract Negotiations, Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Creative Design, Technology Prototyping, Embedded Systems Prototyping, Firmware Programming, Automotive Technology, Wireless Technology
VP, Digital Content @ From January 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Greater New York City AreaHead of Sales, eBooks @ From December 2010 to January 2014 (3 years 2 months) New YorkVice President, Product Design @ From June 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 1 month) Creative Director @ From April 2006 to June 2009 (3 years 3 months) New YorkSenior Research Engineer @ From March 2004 to April 2006 (2 years 2 months) Engineer / Project Manager @ From October 2000 to March 2004 (3 years 6 months) Santa Clara, CA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) @ Columbia University - Columbia Business School From 2013 to 2015 Master of Science (M.S.), Smart Product Design, Management Science and Engineering @ Stanford University From 2001 to 2003 BSME, Mechanical Engineering @ The University of Texas at Austin From 1997 to 2000 Kashif Zafar is skilled in: Product Management, New Business Development, Design, Designs, User Interface Design, Product Design, Product Development, E-commerce, User Experience, Creative Direction, Interaction Design, Strategic Partnerships, Brand Development, Consumer Electronics, Start-ups, Industrial Design, Management, Business Development, Mobile Devices, Mobile Applications, Product Marketing, Digital Strategy, Wireless, Competitive Analysis, Strategy
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