| Mahshad Koohgoli|| Kanata, Ottawa, Canada|
| President & Chief Executive Officer of Protecode|Mahshad Koohgoli Wikipedia
Mahshad Koohgoli (born 1956) is a Canadian entrepreneur focused on open-source software adoption and application lifecycle management tools.
Koohgoli has a BSc and a PHD from the University of Sussex in Brighton and Hove, England.
Koohgoli holds more than a dozen patents in the computer and communications field.
Mahshad Kohhgoli began his career at Bell Northern Research in 1982. He has held various senior technical and marketing roles at Nortel and Newbridge Networks.
After leaving Newbridge, Koohgoli was a founder of Spacebridge Networks (1997) and Lantern Communications (2000), both VC-backed companies based in Ottawa.
Koohgoli founded Nimcat Networks in 2002 and was CEO until it was acquired in 2005. Nimcat raised $7.55 million in venture capital in 2003 and 2004 and was acquired by Avaya in 2005 for $46 million in cash.
Mahshad Koohgoli is the President and CEO of Protecode, which he founded in 2006.
Mahshad’s current mission is to educate the tech world on practicing safe software development.
In 2009, Protecode was listed as one of the Top 25 Canadian IT Up and Comers.
In 2010, Protecode was included in Gartner Inc's list of “Cool Vendors in Intellectual Property”.