Albanna has founded multiple startup-technology companies that cover a diverse array of innovations including an application service provider (ASP), forerunners to global positioning systems (GPS), full-motion video game controllers, applications for entomology and diagnostic nanotechnology research, to name a few.
His first startup was acquired by a NASDAQ-listed company in 2000 and was later involved in a merger transaction on the American Stock Exchange. Then as a Founder and CEO of his next venture, Qmotions, Inc., Albanna directed the development of full-motion video game controllers designed for the Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation consoles. Qmotions’ innovative products were officially endorsed by Microsoft for the Xbox 360, sold on QVC, and positively reviewed by PC Week, PC Gamer, and Popular Science, among other national media.
An advocate for entrepreneurs, Albanna is sought out for his ability to manage and grow public and private companies along with his extensive knowledge of capital formation growth (via M&A and joint ventures), strategic planning, global sales & marketing, and world-wide business development in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
He is now focused on transforming innovative research, technologies, products and services into high-growth businesses that are positioned for merger, acquisition or IPO.
Albanna is deeply committed to nurturing and strengthening innovation both in Inland Southern California and across the United States. Albanna serves on numerous boards including Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and the City of Riverside’s SmartRiverside. His professional affiliations include Riverside Technology CEO Forum and Tech Coast Angels.
Albanna received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a sought after guest lecturer and motivational speaker at many universities including the University of Southern California, sharing his lessons in business, entrepreneurship, capital formation, and technology commercialization.