Hamed Shams

Senior Product Manager

So far, enhanced the life of


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Detail-oriented Product Manager with over 5 years of experience leading cross-functional teams delivering software products. Started my journey as a freelance developer when I was in high school and evolved into a startup founder focused on product-led growth.
Accordingly, I found my way to 'product' as it enables me to try fresh ways of enhancing people lives on a large scale. So far, enhanced the life of 50+ million consumers (B2C, C2C) plus 16 businesses (B2B).

  • Pronouns: He / Him / His
  • Birthday: 17 Jun 1997
  • Email: Hamed.Shams40@Gmail.com
  • Phone: +98 936 713 3446

Professional Experience

Co-Founder and Product Director

West Coast Odyssey

Oct 2021 - Feb 2023
  • Odyssey is an immigration firm based in B.C., helping Iranian companies move their business to Canada since 2005.
  • I identified an opportunity to establish a product studio that streamlined MVP development for Startup-Visa applicants. Proposed my plan to the CEO and founded the product department.
  • Hired and managed a team of 14+ professionals, and therefore, enabled 6 startups to move their business to Canada, generating a net profit of 500K USD in a year.

Product Manager


Mar 2019 - Sep 2021
  • Snapp is the fastest-growing internet company in the Middle East; and the biggest ride-hailing platform in Iran with 50M users and 4M rides per day.
  • Joined the company when they had 1M rides per day. I was part of this huge scale-up by building some of the key internal services and platforms.
  • Led 4 products within the Shared-Services squad. Managed the product lifecycle end-to-end, from roadmap to launch and maintenance.


DoRank Game Nights

Aug 2017 - Jan 2018
  • Started a side hustle to finance my startup (“Together App”) after observing many event organizers using this platform to get leads for their events.
  • Organized 90 game nights in partnership with 5 coffee shops, boosting their sales by 200% on average during their low-demand hours.

Founder and CEO

Together App

Jul 2016 - Jan 2019
  • Founded a location-based platform for planning meetups with like-minded people. Acquired 60K organic downloads with 20K MAU.
  • Improved user engagement through regular usability testing and updates, resulting in 2,000+ meetups per month.
  • Raised 5,000 USD seed investment from SAMSUNG-AUT Tech.

Software Developer

Pars Khodro

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Software Developer

Aspad Fajr Alborz

Dec 2012 - May 2013

Software Developer

Pardazesh Hooshmand Alborz

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012


Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

2015 - 2020
  • CGPA: 15.1 / 20.0
  • Thesis Subject: Dynamic Pricing in Ride-Hailing Services (A case study from Snapp Inc.)
  • Activities: Co-hosted and lectured an entrepreneurship seminar for the university (“StarTalks”) with 200+ attendees.

Trade Degree, Computer Programming

Tehran Institute of Technology

2012 - 2014
  • CGPA: 97.5 / 100.0
  • Started a trade program alongside high school and successfully passed four courses (180 hours of training) in the fields of software development (desktop and mobile app) and database design.

Diploma, Mathematics & Physics

Alborz High School

2011 - 2014
  • CGPA: 18.5 / 20.0


I've been fortunate to work with some of the most talented professionals in the industry and have learned a lot along the way. Explore my portfolio to see how I've leveraged my skills and experience to build successful products, mentor teams, and drive business growth.

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Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma

CPO at Snapp!

Arun managed Hamed

Hamed is an exceptional young talent, with sharp entrepreneurial mindset which he brings on the table besides complete ownership and extraordinary hustle to get things done. He contributed significantly to Snapp's first fully automated pricing engine, and infrastructure around it to deliver fair pricing for millions of customers and rational earning to millions of drivers, while also building other critical shared services used across different Snapp verticals. I am certain his contribution to any team aiming for high impact deliverables would be massive.

Zahra Qomi

Zahra Qomi

Program Manager at West Coast Odyssey

Zahra reported directly to Hamed

Hamed taught me the importance of befriending and trusting the team. He empowered us to think outside of the box and find our own approach for solving a problem. It was he who inspired me to take on new responsibilities and walked with me every step of the way, encouraging me not to be afraid. Hamed's dedication is contagious and have helped create a dynamic inspirational working atmosphere. He is a creative team player, a supporting leader, and a committed director who brings value and fresh ideas to every company he works.

Bita Hellat

Bita Hellat

Program Planner at SAMSUNG-AUT Accelerator

Bita managed Hamed

I've known Hamed for almost a year. As a program planner in Samsung-AUT-Tech and the one who is in touch with the resident teams and observe their activities, I can say Hamed is one the most responsible and talented founders in here. I always enjoy the way he tackles different challenges and finally overcomes with innovative solutions (especially in his startup Together). His clear vision makes him a decisive person to pursue his dreams with confidence.


If you are a founder or PM looking for consulting services, I'd be happy to help. Let's work together to take your product to the next level.


Punak, Tehran, Iran


+98 936 713 3446

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