Prior to starting BigDoor, Malek co-founded the company that became Zango in 1999 and became the company’s Vice President of Engineering. Malek held various roles within Zango including serving as Chief Client Architect and Vice President of Product Development. While the company was still in its infancy, Malek authored and tested the first versions of the company’s desktop software, and aided in the development of the middle tier and backend systems that supported it. Since then, his responsibilities have included the direction of the Project Management, Web Development, Internal Systems Development, Quality Assurance, Desktop Applications Development, and Product Management teams. Malek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado and suspended work towards a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Southern Oregon in order to devote himself full-time to his career.