Firas is the co-founder of Teleios Capital Partners, a leading activist hedge fund based in Switzerland, investing in small-mid cap companies across all sectors in Europe.
Prior to Teleios, Firas spent 6 years as a senior investment professional focusing on listed and private technology companies, following an 8 year-long career in various key engineering roles, while also serving as special advisor to the President and CEO of 3Com Corp, and advisor to the Lebanese Cabinet Minister of Telecommunications. From 2008 to 2011, Firas served as Head of Technology and Telecommunications investments at Vision Capital, a New York-based special situations hedge fund with $1 billion in Assets Under Management. From 2007 to 2008, Firas worked in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in New York focusing on technology and telecom transactions. From 2000 to 2005, Firas was a founding team member of Airvana, a worldwide leading vendor of wireless infrastructure equipment, acquired by a consortium of private equity funds for $535 million, after going public on the Nasdaq. From 1997 to 2000, Firas was a senior engineer at Motorola where he led critical research projects.
Firas obtained an Engineering degree in Computer and Communications with Distinction from the American University of Beirut in 1996, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1998, and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School in 2007. Over the course of his career, Firas produced seven internationally patented inventions in the field of telecommunications, which are referenced by over 200 other United States patents.