SoundHound Inc. Appoints Zubin Irani as Chief Revenue Officer

Experienced hyper growth leader joins SoundHound’s expanding executive team as the company’s voice AI platform reaches one billion queries in one year

SoundHound Inc., a global leader in voice artificial intelligence, currently in the process of becoming a public company through its expected merger with Archimedes Tech SPAC Partners Co., announced the appointment of Zubin Irani as Chief Revenue Officer. Irani, an accomplished leader with two decades of organizational growth experience, joins SoundHound to further accelerate the company’s global expansion and drive its hyper growth goals. Irani’s appointment follows a banner year for SoundHound as its voice AI platform doubled monthly queries, achieving over one billion queries in 2021.

The addition of Irani is a critical step in SoundHound’s evolution from a private company emphasizing category-defining technology innovation to a global leader of conversational intelligence for brands across a variety of industries. Irani’s appointment as CRO closely follows two other recent additions to the company’s C-Suite—Nitesh Sharan as CFO and the promotion of Michael Zagorsek to COO.

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“The combination of breakthrough technology and smart, passionate people provides the solid foundation needed to build a team and yield dramatic results in short order.”

Prior to joining SoundHound, Irani served as CEO of Cprime, Inc., a global technology firm and subsidiary of ALTEN, a world leader in engineering and technology consulting. During his 15-year tenure, Zubin was able to grow the company to more than 600 people through organic expansion and acquisitions and led a tenfold revenue increase of over $250 million.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Zubin to our executive team. His experience as an agile organizational leader and his expertise in rapidly scaling organizations and revenue will help us to meet our goals as we enter the next phase of SoundHound’s development,” stated Keyvan Mohajer, SoundHound’s Co-Founder and CEO. “In addition to his success as a growth leader, Zubin nurtured the team at his former organization to create an award-winning ‘Best Workplaces’ atmosphere—a value we share at SoundHound.”

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“This is an exciting time to be joining SoundHound—a company that has already proven its technology through global adoption from leading brands—and to have the opportunity to build on the huge momentum the company has already achieved,” said Irani. “The combination of breakthrough technology and smart, passionate people provides the solid foundation needed to build a team and yield dramatic results in short order.”

Before Cprime, Zubin served as DIRECTV’s youngest Director in its eCommerce business unit. He was also previously a consultant for Deloitte Consulting. He earned his two MBAs concurrently from Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.