Michael Daoud, CEO of Visus

Michael Daoud

Michael Daoud


Michael Daoud is an entrepreneur who is passionate about technology, innovation, and leadership.  Michael started two companies.  The first is Visus LLC an enterprise software development firm focused on developing custom business applications that help companies succeed in the marketplace through innovative thinking and a unique approach to product development.

Michael is also the co-founder of XShot LLC, a manufacturer of consumer products aimed at the digital photography market.  He invented an ingenious device called the XShot to allow people to take better pictures of themselves with family and friends.   The XShot camera extender has been well received and is sold internationally.

Michael is a graduate of UCSB and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering. Michael is also a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs program. This rigorous program helped Michael learn the latest theory and practice in the areas of business strategy, marketing, finance, and management.

Michael has served on several non-profit boards and is currently serving on the MIT Enterprise Forum’s board of directors in Santa Barbara.

Michael speaks four languages and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, listening to music, reading, and traveling.”

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