ComQi, the leading global in-venue multi-channel message management company, announced today that Ifti Ifhar will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, based in New York.
Ifti is a seasoned finance, operations and administration executive with a broad experience of building robust infrastructures and A teams for fast growing global companies. He has held CFO & COO positions in AGT International Group and 4D Security – one of the fastest-growing global providers of security and risk mitigation solutions; in Raytel Inc. – a provider of remote cardiac solutions – where he led its 2007 acquisition by Philips; and led the acquisition by Mercury Interactive (now part of Hewlett-Packard) of Appilog Inc., a software innovator of application mapping technologies. Prior to that Ifti worked in San Antonio, TX as the CFO & COO of the Americas for Nur Macro Printers, a publicly traded global manufacturer of super wide format printing systems (also part of Hewlett-Packard). From 1993 to 2001 Ifti served as the group controller, and later as corporate CFO, at the RAD-Bynet group, Israel’s leading high-tech group.
At the beginning of his career he spent 3 years as a project manager in Latin America prior to which he was in the public accounting sector in Israel as an auditor. A CPA, with an MBA and a BA in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University, he founded and chaired the High-Tech Forum of the Israeli Institute of CPAs.
Ajay Chowdhury, ComQi’s CEO, says: “I look forward to working closely with Ifti as we continue to build ComQi’s global multi-channel business. His international experience and strong background in finance, operations and M&A are ideally suited to our company’s direction.”
Ifti Ifhar says: “I’m excited to be joining the ComQi team at this exciting juncture. ComQi is a company with an amazing vision and a huge potential for further growth. I’m looking forward to building a great company that will make a significant impact on the market by taking the in-store shopping experience to new levels.”
ComQi is a global leader providing a powerful multi-channel message management platform that controls a network’s content and infrastructure, closing the loop between digital signage, mobile, web and social media within a venue. ComQi has won numerous awards including the AV Technology Award for the Best Digital Signage Product in 2011. It has been voted as the number one global digital signage provider for three years in a row by DailyDOOH and a Tier One player by Frost & Sullivan for the second year in a row.
Created through the merger of Minicom Digital Signage and EnQii, ComQi’s mission is to deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to engage consumers by optimizing communications and marketing strategies that provide the best ROI. By putting the consumer at the center of the experience, Comqi enables Connected Experiences through a single platform that offers media distribution, network and content management, interactive experiences and impact measurement. ComQi offers all these solutions directly or by partnering with systems integrators, distributors and marketing agencies.
ComQi’s hundreds of customers include leading brands around the world, such as Care Media, Compass Group and Six Flags (in the US), McDonald’s and The Premier League (in the UK), CinemaxX (in Germany), Toys ‘R’ Us (in China) and Carrefour and Credit Lyonnais (in France).
With over 12 years of expertise and an installed base of more than 400,000 displays worldwide, ComQi is a global company headquartered in New York with offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, London, Zurich, Paris, Hong Kong Shanghai and a representative office in India.
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Nathalie.garson [at] comqi.com