Currently working as the Global Director of Digital Experience for McDonald’s Corporation, MQ loves to write, cook, travel, take pictures and mostly enjoy life. If you’d like to join him on any of these journeys, take a look at his upcoming blog here. It’s still in beta, so be gentle.
Shahed Amanullah is co-founder of Affinis Labs, a Northern Virginia startup incubator that focuses on businesses with positive social impacts in global Muslim communities. Through Affinis Labs, he helps to organize global hackathons to create social impact businesses as well as craft social media strategies for NGOs and governments that combat extremist narratives. As co-founder and director of the lab, Shahed Amanullah helps manage the development and launch of incubated initiatives and mentors portfolio companies to help them accelerate and grow.
Kashif Zubair brings to Adroit over 18 years of experience and skills as a business strategist, accountant, and auditor. Kashif has worked at Ernst & Young, Arthur Anderson, Capital Health System, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kashif’s passion is in making every small-mid size business successful to bring wealth and joy back to the middle class families. Through various avenues within Adroit and his dedication as a Rotarian, Kashif is constantly bringing change to the companies that he works with.
Known as the founder of “Allah Made Me Funny”- The Official Muslim Comedy Tour and as the “poor righteous teacher” from his days as a young performer coming up in the industry, a writer for Hollywood heavyweights like Damon Wayans, George Lopez, and Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live, Preacher Moss has proven his value across many levels of stand-up, activism, and community empowerment. His “End of Racism” Comedy and Lecture tour has been voted “Best Diversity Act” on college campuses for 2008 and 2009.
His material has been described as “smooth, intelligent, and thought provoking”, as his comedy simultaneously occupies two spaces, at the same time. Moss makes you laugh and think. He is a master craftsman. His experiences as a comedian, writer, lecturer, Muslim, African-American, and poor righteous teacher are the sum of all his parts. He is The Mighty Preacher Moss. Follow him on twitter at @PreacherMOSS.
Wajahat Ali is the writer ofThe Domestic Crusaders, a two-act play that is being hailed as “one of the first major Muslim American plays.” We asked him what brought him to his current job at Al Jazeera’s The Stream, his ups and downs along the way, and what inspired him to become a playwright.