Amir started Micfo in 1999 from his bedroom in Dubai at the age of 16. For the next ten years, he built Micfo into an international and globally certified hosting provider. Moving to the United States in 2010, Micfo expanded its operations into cloud hosting and IT infrastructure services across various market segments ranging from enterprise to government sectors.
Amir is responsible for overseeing Micfo's day-to-day operation, defining strategy, driving growth and spearheading product innovation and company's global expansion initiatives. His hands-on leadership and proven track record of providing innovative and customer-driven solutions has made Micfo one of the fastest growing cloud hosting providers.
“The ever-lingering problem of an enterpriser is the unstable feeling of having too many fingers in too many pies. But when you understand what you are offering to each project, you start to paint a picture of what it is you are actually good at. Once you can appreciate your ability you can start to develop a single focus that is made up of multiple directions. Micfo is this for me. It represents a number of very special projects that all share one very important asset; the support of each other”.
As vice president of technology, Carter is responsible for the network and technology behind Micfo’s core hosting services and managed solutions architecture. Carter is using his broad IT and operations experience to spearhead technology development for the company's new Micfo Performance Hub architecture, and advanced IaaS platforms.
Before joining Micfo, Carter held positions as director of managed services for Sound Enterprises and Comprehensive Technical Group, supporting strong growth of their managed services division prior to the acquisition by CTG. After the acquisition by CTG, Carter helped guide the company through a technology overhaul, implementation of a new billing system, and email upgrade to Exchange 2010.
Prior to SE and CTG, Carter was Vice President of Operations at ClipZone Ventures, LLC, a private startup he co-founded in 2009 and Director of Information Technology at Message Technologies (MTI). During his 11 year tenure at MTI, Carter's primary responsibilities included management and oversight of their 24x7x365 NOC as well as their Atlanta, GA data center and collocated data center in Dallas, TX, used for disaster recovery and business continuity.
Over the years Carter has developed his knowledge and understanding of many technologies ranging from traditional TDM and PSTN telecommunications, to VoIP and Unified Communications. His experience with operating systems ranges from Solaris, Linux, and Novell, to the full range of Windows operating systems. His is also certified in secure networks using Cisco, HP, F5, and Barracuda switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers.
As the vice president of data center operations, Russell is responsible for implementing and supporting Micfo’s managed services and IaaS platforms, including Micfo Performance Hubs, peering, messaging platforms, IT support systems, and network security. Russell was the first employee at Micfo.
He has over 20 years’ experience leading engineering and IT development. Prior to Micfo Russell developed his knowledge, and broad technology and engineering experience working at at a number of ISP’s and managed services companies including Small Orange, cPanel, HostforWeb, HostDime, and 100megs Web Hosting, now Jumpline. Russell’s’ broad range of experience includes open systems software development with Linux, FreeBSD, cPanel, Perl, Shell Scripting, and C/C++.
Russell studied Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.