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Jad Yaghi - INTERSECT. Toronto, ON, CA

Jad Yaghi Jad Yaghi

Vice President of Engineering | INTERSECT

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Jad has mastered the art of failing – knowing when to fail and how to do so quickly – while learning.






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Why We Need to Seek Out Failure: Jad Yaghi at TEDxAUB Year 2 - Feb 28 - Pitching by Participants - Jad Yaghi (Verold) - Judge's Perspective Jad Yaghi and Mathew Sloly of  Verold Inc




Jad has mastered the art of failing – knowing when to fail and how to do so quickly – while learning. This has allowed him to quickly prototype, experiment and iterate his way to solutions to some very painful problems. He has also built and scaled numerous engineering and product teams, with a knack for finding and retaining the right people. Transforming them from individuals into effective delivery teams.

Through the combination of these two skills, he has been able to create four tech startups. These include Verold (acquired by Box), creating one of the first 3D engines in a browser to enable new at scale applications for 3D models. Or ProjectBeagle (acquired by FTi), building magnitude of order efficiency for the tourism industry, automating at scale many of the backend and mid-office processes of bookings.

His uncompromising belief that technology requires a purpose, a flaming vision to guide its application has guided all his projects. The energy, chaos, passion and love that come from putting together teams to create elegant, useful products – that solve a painful need – is a powerful drug that he constantly craves.

Areas of Expertise (8)

Market Research

Business Development

Competitive Analysis



Business Strategy


Product Management

Education (2)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management: M.B.A. 2007

American University of Beirut: B.Eng., Computer and Communications Engineering 1999

Media Appearances (1)

Why I Joined TribalScale



I did. I found my way in. I still pinch myself sometimes in the morning. Having this chance to help teams grow into monsters of agile delivery teams, teams that transfer great knowledge, know-how and value to clients and users. And I get to be a part of a process that changes — for the better — how companies play at the intersection of tech, design, and business. Demolishing their divisions.

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