As a Director for Phorm, Virasb Vahidi is responsible for developing strategy and for consideration of significant financing, people and legal matters. Virasb, who is also Phorm's Chief Operating Officer, has oversight responsibility for global corporate operations, strategic planning, finance, human resources, and legal at Phorm. Virasb is an international business executive with a distinguished career encompassing senior finance, strategy and planning roles in global companies, including AT&T Corp. and American Airlines, Inc. Virasb was most recently senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at AT&T, where he was the financial architect of the AT&T/SBC Communications merger and the co-leader of the integration team. His responsibilities at AT&T included global mergers and divestments, strategic business and technology initiatives, the AT&T venture capital fund, financial and capital planning and investor relations. Prior to AT&T, he worked in senior finance and planning positions at American Airlines where his responsibilities included airline profitability and financial analysis and the negotiation and management of American Airline's alliances in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Virasb holds an MBA from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, and a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.