Jawbone is pleased to announce the appointment of Sameer Samat as President of the company. Prior to joining Jawbone, Sameer was most recently the Vice President of Product Management at Google, responsible for a range of products including Google’s Shopping services.
Starting later this month, Sameer will sit on the company’s executive team, taking direct responsibility for the Product and Engineering teams at Jawbone. Specifically, Sameer will oversee all Product Development, Product Management and Business Development, Software Engineering, Design and Product Experience and the CTO organization.
Reporting directly to Jawbone Founder and CEO, Hosain Rahman, the appointment is an important hire for Jawbone, coming as the company has successfully closed its latest fundraising round and launched a range of new hardware products.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with Sameer over the last few months and I’m ecstatic to partner with him as we define the future of wearables together,” said Hosain Rahman. “He is a world-class executive with a great track record in building amazing products and services that people love.”
“I believe passionately in Jawbone’s mission to apply beautiful design and advanced engineering solutions to help change people’s lives for the better,” said Sameer Samat. “I’ve long been committed to the promise of technology to help people take control of their lives, and I’m excited to be joining Jawbone at this time as the need for solutions that help people make change is more critical than ever. Health is the first stage, but the wider potential for wearables goes far beyond that. Jawbone is in a great position to lead this charge and I can’t wait to help further expand the offering around the world.”
“Working with the Google Shopping team has been a career highlight and I’m excited to watch them continue to build an amazing service.”
Sameer joined Google in 2008 and helped found and scale a number of significant businesses for the company. He was responsible for the offerings including Google Shopping, Google Express, Trusted Stores, Merchant Center, and Channel Intelligence.
Before Google, Sameer served as Executive Vice President of Product for Kofax (NASDAQ: KFX) where he was responsible for Product Management, Engineering and Product Marketing. Earlier, Sameer co-founded Mohomine, a text mining software provider, where he served as CTO until the company was acquired by Kofax in 2003.
Sameer holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.