“As a key advisor, Jawad reinforced our mission and helped us make Aira the company it is today. Now, as Chairman, he will help make Aira the company that we are today. ‘she can be tomorrow’, said Jake Slatnick, co-founder and CEO of Aira. “Jawad joins the company at a pivotal time as we partner with many of the world’s largest automakers, enter several new product categories and launch our Series A financing.”
As President, Ahsan will be responsible for developing strategic plans to further accelerate Aira’s impressive growth and manage the company’s rapid scale. Ahsan will also cultivate new partnerships, expand existing business relationships and lead efforts to recruit top talent across all departments. His long track record of growing strong businesses will be integral to his role in building Aira into a high-performing, world-class organization.
“I believe in Aira’s vision of a truly wireless future and am excited to contribute to the strong momentum they have created over the past year,” said Ahsan. “I know what this brand and the incredible team here are capable of, and as Chairman, I will do everything I can to strengthen and accelerate Aira’s growth.”
Ahsan’s vast experience and accomplished career as a CFO will be key as Aira opens its Series A. With $10 million forecast $40 million already filled by Solyco Capital ahead of the round’s launch, Aira is looking to quickly capitalize on the huge opportunity at hand. Once the cycle is complete, the funds will be used to scale the organization and support upcoming product launches and customer engagements.
Prior to joining Aira, Ahsan served as Chief Financial Officer at Axon (NASDAQ: AXON) from 2017 to 2022, where he was responsible for leading the finance, corporate strategy, legal and IT functions. With an expanded reach, he was the executive sponsor of the company’s consumer-facing and DEI initiatives. Throughout his tenure, he helped grow Axon’s market capitalization to more than $12 billion at its peak and rising above $500 million. Prior to Axon, Ahsan served as CFO of a market intelligence tech startup, acquiring 10 companies and eventually selling to Vista Equity (now part of Kantar). The first 13 years of his career were spent in various roles at GE, including as CFO for Centricity EMR and GE Healthcare’s enterprise software business. Ahsan also sits on the board of STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR).
Ahsan earned his MBA from MIT Sloan and a BA in Economics from the holy cross. He is the author of the book What they didn’t tell mewhich shares lessons in leadership and building high-performing teams you can trust, and became an Amazon bestseller from its inception.
Aira sets a new standard for wireless charging with FreePower®, an elegant hardware and software solution that offers complete freedom of placement on surfaces. Founded in 2017, the company FreePower® The technology is an elegant and adaptable solution that pushes long-standing boundaries to deliver on the fundamental promise of wireless charging: convenience. Designed to work with devices running on the Qi standard, FreePower® is compatible with all major Qi devices, including those from Apple, Samsung and Google. Aira partners with brands, OEMs, and technology providers across multiple verticals, including consumer electronics, automotive, furniture, and hospitality, to make “wireless charging what it is.” was supposed to be” available everywhere. To learn more, visit www.airapower.com.
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