Dr. Elan Amir
Chief product Officer, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
As Chief Product Officer, Dr. Elan Amir oversees all aspects of Product at Prosper, including Product Development, Management, and Operations. A veteran of a wide range of senior roles in the IT space, Elan brings to Prosper over 20 years of technology, product development and leadership experience.
Prior to Prosper, Elan served more than 9 years as President & CEO at Bivio Networks, a cyber security solutions provider. Elan currently serves as Executive Chairman at Bivio. Prior to joining Bivio, Elan served as CTO for OmniSky Corporation, one of the pioneers in the wireless data application, software, and services sectors. At Omnisky, Elan oversaw all aspects of the company’s technology development, its direction, and strategy, intellectual property development, and merger and acquisition due diligence. Prior to OmniSky, Elan was CTO and vice president of engineering at ProxiNet, one of the first developers of web browsing solutions for mobile devices. ProxiNet was acquired by Puma Technology (now Intellisync corporation) in 1999. Before ProxiNet, Elan co-founded FastForward Networks, a developer of broadcast media distribution software. FastForward Networks was acquired by Inktomi Corporation in August, 2000.
Elan received his PhD and MS in computer science and a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.