When selecting a VP of Professional Services, it’s important to look for certain qualities. Baynote wanted someone who had a lot of knowledge of the customer experience,  a heavy background in proven customer success and a reputation for building long term relationships. In addition to a great management style, strong background of leadership, and a friendly personality, Javed Masqood was clearly the choice. We sat down with Javed to talk about his experience so far at Baynote. What is your name?
Javed Maqsood

What is your current title?
VP, Professional Services

Tell us a little about your education and professional background. I went to high school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I moved to the US for higher education, went to school in NJ and studies Computer Science. I became a consultant on Wall Street soon after graduation and started traveling extensively to various client sites all over the US. The relaxing Northern California attracted me out west. I drove one summer across the country and ended up in the valley. Since then I have been working a technology consultant, manager, leader with many different companies. Prior to Baynote, I spent a year working at Zynga which was a blast. Now I have a found great new home at Baynote.

When you were a kid, what profession did you think you would pursue?
Architecture

What is your motto or personal mantra?
Take a moment to look back, learn and improve yourself. Always strive for next level and never settle for what you have now.

What attracted you to Baynote?
Baynote’s potential to make a difference in the adaptive personalization landscape with its ground breaking vision and execution.

So far, what are your favorite things about Baynote?
Great culture and people. Also fun scavenger hunts.

What are your top three favorite web sites you visit all of the time?
Marketwatch.com News.google.com, Sports.yahoo.com

Do you play an instrument or have a favorite sport?
No instrument, favorite sport is golf.

If you could have lunch with a famous person (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Winston Churchill. Second World War was a history changing event that shaped how we live today. It would be fascinating to hear Churchill’s account on the war from the trenches.