Sam Naficy is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DTT, a company he founded in 1999. Mr. Naficy is by nature a serial entrepreneur and has founded numerous companies in a variety of industries. He has approximately 20 years of active business experience at senior executive levels in business sectors including but not limited to: pharmaceuticals, retail/distribution, quick service restaurant development, and technology.
In October of 1998, in the midst of the technology and internet boom, Naficy incorporated Drive Thru Technology (DTT). With a keen interest in the food industry, specifically the concept of franchising, DTT was formed to supply technology solutions to the restaurant and hospitality industries and has emerged as the premier manufacturer of digital surveillance products to this niche market.
Prior to DTT Inc., Naficy founded The NORG Group which entered into Joint Venture agreements with the 99 Cents Only Corporation (a publicly traded company on the NYSE–NDN). NORG established joint venture partners for the 99 Cents Only Corporation in China, Guatemala and Mexico. Those relationships continue to this day; however, NORG is no longer involved.
Sam is a frequent investor in SAAS/Technology enabled software businesses and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Los Angeles, currently serving as as its Chapter Chair. In June of 2013, Sam Naficy was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Los Angeles.