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Samir Jadallah

Trailblazing Palestinian-American Executive and Entrepreneur

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Date of Birth:

1964

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Fort Dix, NJ, USA

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Why Featured?

Influential tech executive and venture capitalist

Brief bio

Samir Jadallah is a distinguished Palestinian-American venture capitalist and former Microsoft executive. Born to immigrant parents from Al-Bireh, Palestine, he has incorporated his heritage into his personal and professional life, making significant contributions to technology and community support.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Struggle and Breakthrough in Job Search: After struggling for six months to find a job post-university, he adapted his approach by shortening his name, leading to a successful hire at Microsoft.

  • Microsoft Tenure: Over twelve years at Microsoft, Jadallah ascended to VP, where he led significant divisions such as the Worldwide Enterprise Sales and was deeply involved in international marketing, sales, and anti-piracy efforts.

  • Venture Capital Shift: Post-Microsoft, Jadallah transitioned into venture capital, becoming a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and impacting numerous tech companies through his board roles.

  • Philanthropic Efforts: Founded the Listen for Life Center at Virginian Mason hospital to aid individuals with hearing loss and co-founded the Institute for Middle East Understanding.

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures: Co-founded and led Securaseal Innovations LLC, expanding his influence into the home technology market.

  • Leadership at Microsoft: Spearheaded global strategies and initiatives, improving enterprise sales and technical education through platforms like TechNet and Microsoft Certified...See More

  • Venture Capital Influence: As a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, Jadallah influenced the growth and strategy of numerous emerging tech firms.

  • Board Leadership: Serves on the board of trustees for Case Western Reserve University, guiding policy and development from an alumni perspective.

  • Community and Cultural Support: Actively mentors Arab-American professionals, fostering growth and representation in the tech industry.

  • Innovation in Technology: His role in launching and leading Securaseal Innovations LLC highlights his continuous impact on technology and entrepreneurship...See More

Date of Last Update: 
May 9, 2024

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