27 January 2021
AKHAN hires chief marketing officer from Forbes
AKHAN Semiconductor Inc of Gurnee, IL, USA – which was founded in 2013 and specializes in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronics-grade diamond as functional semiconductors – has added Thomas P. Davis as its new chief marketing officer (CMO).
The firm says that Davis is an experienced marketer with a track record of building teams to achieve business goals and stakeholder growth. He was most recently CMO and chief growth officer at Forbes, where he worked to expand the reach of the business beyond the legacy magazine’s efforts into dozens of global partnerships and new audience platforms around the world.
AKHAN reckons that Davis’ experience in developing global partnerships and knowledge of how business needs to keep pace with the rate of change will be instrumental for it as it expands its Miraj Diamond Technology product line to address essential verticals, including consumer electronics, aerospace, military and defense. As AKHAN’s technology continues to develop and advance, Davis will rely on his experience using new tools to build communities, increase engagement, corporate revenue and profitability while keeping pace with the rapid growth that the firm is currently experiencing.
“AKHAN Semiconductor and its breakthrough Miraj Diamond Technology provides me with a unique opportunity to join a burgeoning company with products that will change all aspects of the way we live our lives, from more efficient cell phones to technologies that help keep our nation safe,” says Davis. “Adam Khan and the executive leadership team at AKHAN has developed game-changing technology, and I look forward to bringing it to the masses.”
AKHAN expects that Davis will draw on intellectual capital gained from working closely with a network of business partners and colleagues to expand the firm globally, develop new product lines, and further transform the organization to explore new possibilities.
“Tom will play a key role in developing market outreach and customer acquisition strategies across our entire Miraj Diamond portfolio to ensure we’re continuing to meet the key growth metrics our stakeholders have come to expect,” says CEO & founder Adam Khan.
Before joining Forbes in 2008, Davis held multiple roles at International Data Group (IDG), including associate publisher of Network World and general manager of IDG’s Customer Access Group. In 2016, he joined the Ad Council board of directors. He was also recognized by the Advertising Club of New York in 2016 with the Action Award, honoring advocates for the importance of diversity and inclusion through MEDIACTION. Additionally, he received the 2016 Revvie Award as Marketing Executive of the Year along with the 2014 Min Award for Sales Leader of the Year.