Shawn Farshchi is Chief Executive Officer at Topia, the global talent mobility company. With more than 35 years of enterprise tech experience, Shawn has a proven track record of leading innovative high-tech companies in highly dynamic environments.
Previously Shawn was President and CEO of Aryaka Networks, where he led the company to quadruple its revenue and customer base in less than 3 years to become one of the largest players in the SD-WAN space. Prior to Aryaka, Shawn was the President and CEO of Saba Software, where he guided Saba from its legacy in learning management software to a key market player in the broader talent management space. During his 4 years at Saba, Shawn played a pivotal role in building out the Saba Cloud suite, a market-leading global customer base and a world-class team.
In his four years as chief operating officer at Coremetrics, Shawn re-engineered the company for accelerated growth with innovative AI-based technology, driving impressive company KPIs, which ultimately led to its acquisition by IBM. Shawn has also held key executive roles at WebEx Communications (acquired by Cisco), Oracle, BroadVision and DHL. Shawn holds five U.S. patents, along with a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.