Meet the Team

Aakif Ahmad

CoFounder & CEO

Aakif has 15+ years experience recruiting and managing talented professionals in sales, project management and operational roles. From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Ahmad served at the Corporate Executive Board (now acquired by GartnerGroup) where he was Managing Director and led sales & marketing teams that collectively generated over $100M in revenue, and more than 4,000 new clients across North America and Europe. He is also Co-Founder of Convergence, a nationally recognized 501c3 organization that facilitates consensus and cooperation among leading stakeholders across the public, private and non-profit sectors on major policy issues. Mr. Ahmad earned a B.A. from Yale University in Ethics, Politics and Economics, and M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management

Ali Jamal

Managing Director

Entrepreneur and Business leader committed to creating opportunities and building strong teams. Effective communicator and motivator who identifies and leverages assets in people to reach goals both professional and personal. Ali is an Operations and Management professional with extensive work on process design and implementation through SOPs and structures for businesses in; recruiting, training and development, process improvement and governance.

Minhaj Ahmed

Director, Account Acquisition & Management

Enterprising, strategic-minded and motivated professional with over 6 years of combined experience in prospecting & lead generation, key account acquisition & retention, and customer relationship and account management. Detail-oriented and proactive individual with an unmatched commitment to delivering high performance results. Proven record of excelling under pressure working independently, as a team member and as a leader. Eager for opportunities to grow existing skills and develop new competencies.

Farjad Saleem

Manager Talent Acquisition

An Ethical & reliable leader with a high level of enthusiasm and self-motivation offering strong knowledge in technical and Non-Technical talent management which revolves around candidate sourcing, hiring strategies, interviewing, process improvement & technology implementation, and getting the job done. When I'm not leading and optimizing recruitment efforts, you'll find me Sporting and enjoying lots (and I mean lots!) of great coffee.

Ehtisham Arshad

Chief of Staff

Ehtisham started his career as an associate recruiter in the Business Operations team Mclean Intelligent Workforce and soon transitioned to Sr. Lead Recruiter where he filled multiple positions with Fed-Sync having requirements ranging from TS/SCI (Top Secret Clearance with SCI) to Full Scope Polygraph within the deadlines he communicated with the client. As Sr. Lead Recruiter and Advisor to Managing Director he advised on growth strategies for customers and enterprise product offerings, as well as customer service operations to DOD & Fed-Sync Community. Ehtisham Arshad is currently also serving as the Sr. Analyst to Forest Light Capital (Parent Company of MIW). He works alongside the business executive team to manage strategic initiatives and operational rhythm of the business, launch and scale new cross-functional programs, and develop leadership communications and company narratives. Ehtisham is also managing the overall acquisitions of Multi-Million Dollar Firms to the portfolio of our parent company and is also managing day to day operations of the companies in the portfolio.

“We’ve been very pleased with your team's efforts and they are definitely paying off. We submitted one candidate to the prime last Friday, and will be submitting a second candidate as soon as he fills out the application for the position. We’ve tried a few different recruiting outfits before, and this team is by far the most efficient and most productive we’ve come across to date”

President, Maryland-based Federal Contractor

“Of all the recruiting firms I have worked with, MIW has lasted the longest.”

President, Virginia-based Federal Contractor

“We have all been very impressed with the new hire. In many ways he represents an ideal candidate given that his knowledge spans across both network pen testing and application pen testing. I appreciate the thoughtful approach to sourcing these candidates.”

Director, Fortune 20 Financial Services Company

"Our experience with your team was very positive. We knew it was a hard fill going into this position."

Director, Virginia-based Federal Contractor

I worked with MIW to find a candidate for a position that was very specific and very difficult to find. They went through at least 30 candidates with me and refined their approach on the fly to address my needs as they arose. We ultimately found an excellent candidate who is EXACTLY what I needed for my business. MIW will work with you to make it happen! I did pay an upfront fee to start the search process, but to be honest, it was well worth it. If I had gone through a big recruiting firm it would have cost me several times what they charged and they probably would have found me a solution that was way more expensive anyways. Basically if you are a small business and you need a quick, nimble recruiting process that will work WITH you instead of checking boxes, MIW is a great choice.

CEO, International FinTech Company