Jan 2011 - Present
Jan 1980 - Jan 1986
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Traveling, Interior Design, Photography, Nature
Ali Foughi has shifted his focus to enable high technology startups looking to revitalize the US economy. As a consultant to several startup ventures in the semiconductor and clean energy sectors, Mr. Foughi is passionate about sustainable job creation by crafting strategic roadmaps and viable business models that bring high-value products to market. Ali Foughi also helps secure the funding of these enterprises by identifying investment partners that not only provide capital, but also bring vast industry experience to help accelerate successful market penetration.As a senior executive with Maxim Integrated Products, Ali Foughi directed a team of more than 300 professionals at 15 design and application centers throughout the world. As a company executive, Ali Foughi extended his reach beyond his business units and championed several companywide initiatives that improved the overall profitability of the organization. As an example, Ali Foughi crafted and led negotiations at several strategic customers with contract values ranging up to $100 million. Mr. Foughi successfully leveraged Maxim’s extensive product portfolio across all business units to create win-win value propositions for all parties involved. While at Maxim, Mr. Foughi gained recognition for spearheading the improvement of underperforming business units, driving innovation, and developing market-disruptive products. Early in his career, Ali Foughi built a $50 million business from the ground up, taking it from concept to a position of market leadership in just 5½; years. Following this success, Mr. Foughi was promoted to reinvigorate two dispirited business units with lackluster revenues. In the 5 years that followed, Ali Foughi not only revitalized product roadmaps and improved employee morale, but also grew revenues over 60% to nearly $300 million. As a direct result of his transformative efforts, several product lines either achieved or expanded their #1 global market share, and key customers upgraded Maxim to "strategic supplier" status.Ali Foughi additionally excels at recruiting and mentoring talent, having overseen the hiring of more than 60 professionals while achieving a retention rate of 97%. These employees encompassed diverse specializations, including design engineering, field applications, marketing, product definition, and business management.