Founder & CEO
Sameer Shariff is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for turning ideas into real businesses.
As the founder and CEO of Impelsys Inc., Sameer drives Impelsys' business vision, strategy, value and growth. Impelsys is his second start up and he has grown the company into a leader in online content delivery for the global publishing market. Impelsys' products and services help over 300 publishers with their online content delivery strategy. Customers include major publishers Reed Elsevier, McGraw Hill, Wolters Kluwer, Thomson, Springer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to smaller publishers Marshall Cavendish, Benchmark Education and Prufrock Press.
The first company that Sameer founded was Medsite Inc. As Chief Strategic Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales, he helped Medsite become one of the largest Internet pharmaceutical marketing companies in the United States. Mr. Shariff was instrumental in guiding Medsite during its early period of financial and organizational growth. Under his strategic direction, Medsite grew to include more than 200 employees and increased in sales from $0 to over $20 million. In 2006, Medsite was sold to WebMD for over $ 40 Million.
Sameer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his BS degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business. He has served as a guest speaker at several industry events including Delhi Book Fair - India, Bologna Children's Book Fair - Italy, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair - UAE, O'Reilly TOC Conference - New York, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)- New York, Digital Book World - New York, Klopotek - Berlin, Association of Educational Publishers Summit - Washington, Digital Publishing Asia Pacific - Beijing, and American Medical Publishers Association - Pennsylvania, Professional Scholarly Publishing Conference - Washington; and has been featured in Forbes, India Today, CMS Wire, Professional Publishing Report, Gilbane, Seybold Report and Silicon India among other publications.