Funkoos is America’s rapidly growing provider of organic, environmentally safe clothing for children. Since opening our first online store in September 2009, the company strives to be a new kind of clothing company – smart, economical, and fun.
Aaron Wasserman - VP, Marketing & eCommerce
Aaron brings 10+ years of experience and expertise in online marketing, ecommerce, and content development. Before joining Funkoos, he was a Brand Manager for World Travel Holdings, where he directly managed the marketing, development, and P&L's for private-label travel branded websites such as Orbitz, Yahoo and Marriott.
Prior to this, he was Director of Marketing at Kayak.com, responsible for e-mail and affiliate marketing, with additional responsibilities for improving customer experiences, developing new product functionality, and creating new business partnerships. Additionally, he served Senior Manager of Marketing & Online Content for Priceline.com and later as Head of Priceline Cruises.
Aaron began his career in broadcasting and interactive television, holding junior management roles with the Walt Disney Internet Group and TechTV, earning two Emmy Awards for innovative work using motion-capture technology. He received a BA in Political Science from Syracuse University and an MS in Broadcasting & Communications from Boston University.
Ali Shah - VP, Business Development
Ali is a results-driven sales professional with 12+ years of experience in building multi-million dollar sales operations. During his last assignment he led a sales team of over 40 people, and was the President of the advisory board of an $80 million retail brand.
Throughout his sales career, Ali has worked closely with Marketing and Operations teams to develop and implement long-term retail strategies to effectively increase sales, utilizing aggressive and creative merchandising techniques.
In his current role Ali is instrumental in growing the Funkoos business at local and national levels in the U.S. market.
Sameer Joshi - VP, Information Technology
Sameer is a distinguished IT guru with 15 years of experience in diverse range of technologies including industries like Multimedia, Workflow/Business Process Management and Automotive Finance. His core competencies include designing and implementing large scale IT projects with exceptional skill and success in handling Software Architecture design, Product Development and Internet Technologies.
Sameer possesses strong leadership skills and holds extensive experience in Object-Oriented design and development, Java, J2EE, middleware and enterprise application architecture and implementation.
He is well versed with cutting edge technologies including J2EE, MQ Series, CICS.
Sameer is a 6-Sigma Greenbelt professional. He has single-handedly utilized his 6-Sigma knowledge to design and implement a process improvement project at one of the leading Car manufacturers that has lead to significant improvement in productivity, process efficiency and customer satisfaction.
In last decade, he has won many appreciation awards on various projects. He is also a winner of Ciber’s ACE (Accomplished Ciber Employee) award. Sameer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences and Engineering. He is currently pursuing Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.