Staff Spotlight

Meet Farshad Farhand, Software Development Extraordinaire.

This month we are thrilled to feature Farshad Farhand, our VP of Software Development, in our staff spotlight for January.


Farshad joined SmartSearch six months ago and has already made a positive impact, driving our technology advancement even further.

So, who is Farshad Farhand?

Farshad lives in Mission Viejo, CA (SO CAL) with his wife of 13 years and has been in the IT industry for over 25 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge to his role at SmartSearch.

Farshad obtained his BS degree in Information and Computer Science from UC, Irvine, in 1994.

Farshad loves all things IT and the challenge of solving complex problems and automating processes.

In particular, Farshad has recently been responsible for overseeing the entire evolution of rewriting and rebranding of our SmartSearch’s products. So watch this space; we have some exciting things to share in 2021!

As an avid outdoorsman, Farshad loves to snow ski. He also enjoys carpentry and has made several custom pieces. His latest piece was a 10-foot resin riverbed bar countertop (See this below). In his previous life, he became a chocolatier and founded a chocolate factory in Belgium.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about Farshad, and we look forward to placing the spotlight on another team member next month!

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