Mr. Kemal Farid co-founded Merrick Systems, Inc. in 1989 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until October 2013. Mr. Farid directed the strategy of the business, including product development and support. Mr. Farid is a Mentor at Surge Venture LLC. He has a background in automated test and measurement and process control with twenty years of software development experience and fifteen years in the oil and gas industry. He now serves as a Director of Merrick Systems, Inc.
Mr. Farid is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Rice Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MIT Enterprise Forum, Young Entrepreneurs Organization, The Executive Committee of Houston and the Houston Technology Center Tech Champions. Mr. Farid is a mentor to students in the Entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston and is a speaker at many industry events.
Mr. Farid holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed Executive Business Education at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.