Get to Know Us: Fahd Khan
The Faces Behind AucCom
by Sarah Brown
Khan is in charge of managing and developing the awesome services Auctiva Commerce provides its customers. He keeps the Web performance and products stable, manages release cycles and gets the software out there, he says.
He began at Auctiva, Auctiva Commerce’s parent company, as an intern, more than four years ago when he was studying computer science at California State University, Chico. He really likes working at Auctiva because the company has “good people,” and he works with a great team, he says.
He also likes that he gets to solve problems and provide needed tools to online sellers.
“We try to gauge from the forums what people need,” Khan says.
With the rapid expansion of e-commerce, Khan recognizes the need for tools that help his customers succeed.
“You need to have easy-to-use, fast tools to compete,” he says.
The Store Designer has been one of Auctiva Commerce’s successful integrations that allow business owners to easily manage the look and feel of their online presence. Khan has been watching Auctiva Commerce Stores grow over the years as his team develops these new tools for them. One store in particular, Bakery Bits, stands out to him as a successful enterprise that came out of the Auctiva Commerce software.
Foosball and soccer aficionado
When Khan needs to take a break, co-workers may find him in Auctiva’s game room, which features air hockey and foosball entertainment. Foosball is quite the rage on the Auctiva campus, and Khan is one of many who compete for top recognition at Auctiva as a foosball master.
“Auctiva is actually where I learned to play foosball really well,” he confesses.
Khan is not only good in this table version of soccer; he’s also a huge fan of “real” soccer. He likes soccer so much, in fact—go FC Barcelona—that if he had his own TV show, it would center around discussions of soccer, he says.
He also enjoys acoustic music and started learning to play the guitar about five months ago. Khan’s something of an open book, he notes, but there is one thing few people know about him: “I can cook very awesome Pakistani dishes!” he says.
His favorite? Chicken Karahi.