Xicato designs and develops high quality spot and linear light sources and electronics that enable architects, designers, facilities managers, and building owners to create beautiful, connected, smart spaces. Xicato’s light sources have set the standard for quality of light and are installed in thousands of locations around the world – they are the go-to option when people care about the quality of light. Xicato’s Bluetooth lighting controls are installed in a wide range of locations and are integrated with a range of luminaires and building management systems. Today they are delivering cost savings from installation through operation, and providing scene-setting capabilities that are second to none.

Xicato stands behind its products with superior customer service, the industry’s first color consistency warranty and an unmatched commitment to light and lighting controls that make the world a better place.

Amir Zoufonou Chief Executive Officer

Amir Zoufonoun
Chief Executive Officer

Amir Zoufonoun has served as CEO of Xicato since July 2018. With over 30 years of strategic and operational leadership experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology visionary, Amir has conceived, spearheaded and launched multiple VC and PE funded companies focused on best-of-breed global brands, resulting in technology leadership, market leadership, revenue growth, multiple M&As and a $1B IPO (NASDAQ: WMUX). Selling directly and through local channel partners, Amir’s background includes selling to over 5000 B2B customers in enterprise, government, and service provider segments worldwide. He holds a BSEE, an MSEE, and an E-MBA.

Mehran Ayat
Vice President of Product

Mehran is responsible for all aspects of the product lifecycle at Xicato including product marketing and product management. He is a skillful product team and business leader with deep experience in sensors, 2D/3D imaging, smart audio and human interface technologies in the mobile and IoT markets. Mehran has created and led both startup and established businesses with over $250M in revenue holding key management roles in marketing and general management. His career achievement is a highly successful IPO that resulted in the #1 player in the mobile and IoT space. Mehran holds a BS in Science and is an innovator holding multiple patents.

Mehran Ayat Vice President

April Mitchell Vice President, Marketing Communications & Channel Marketing

April Mitchell
Vice President, Marketing Communications & Channel Marketing

April is an award-winning author and marketing executive that brings 20 years of visionary experience to Xicato transforming marketing ideas into reality, mission into action, and philosophy into practice. She has held executive positions in B2B, B2C, technology and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries. She has led the marketing strategies of stealth startups to mid-size global companies with over $200M in revenue that includes responsibility for channel marketing, branding, communications, product launches, data driven demand generation, and creative digital marketing. April’s career achievements include several prestigious awards in marketing and crisis communications as well as interviews with several broadcast media including CNN, Fox News, San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, as well social media platforms across the globe. April has held several chair, board and volunteer positions at non-profit organizations. She holds a BS in International Business and an MBA.

Tom Howe
Vice President, Worldwide Sales

In his role at Xicato, Tom brings more than 20 years of sales and operational leadership experience in diverse industries including architectural lighting, manufacturing, and in-store retail solutions. He has a proven track record of generating significant incremental revenues and improving net profits. Most recently, Tom was responsible for growing sales divisions in the specification and distribution segments at Elemental LED and Omnify Lighting resulting in sustainable revenue growth of more than 25%. Prior to this, he held key positions with Berkshire Hathaway owned Marmon Retail, dci, LA Darling and Leggett and Platt. Tom has a BS Marketing degree and an MBA.

Tom Howe Vice President, Sales - Americas

David Griffeth
Chief Financial Officer

David leads the financial planning, forecasting and accounting for Xicato. He brings extensive experience in both private and publicly held technology companies in his career in Silicon Valley, several of which were in the manufacturing space. During the growth phase of most of these companies, David was involved in raising funding, both equity and debt, including initial and secondary public offerings. David has significant experience with growing organizations through M&A transactions, and several of the companies for which he worked were ultimately acquired as part of their exit strategy. David began his career in public accounting at Ernst and Young and since held senior leadership/CFO positions at Pure Wafer, Photon Dynamics, Concentric Network and Borland International. David has a BS in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and is a CPA.


Xicato is changing the strategic direction of the lighting industry by connecting innovation with human perception and emotion. We’re connecting imaginative people with amazing ideas to the latest advances in light, lighting and connected controls.

If you’ve got the passion and talent to change the way we see and interact with the world, we’d like to talk with you.

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