QuickStart Leaders & Advisory Teams

QuickStart's Leaders and Advisory teams are comprised of a diverse group of individuals who bring unique experiences and leadership to the organization helping to drive the company's core mission of helping IT organizations and professionals improve performance excellence and career growth with the industry’s only multi-modality, AI-based IT learning and development platform.

QuickStart Management Team
Ed Sattar

Ed Sattar - CEO

Ed Sattar visionary and a serial entrepreneur.  He has invested 20 years in the elearning industry and made significant contributions across multiple industries. His experiences include extensive research and consulting to convert training into high impact personalized learning experience for a modern learner. He innovated how to deliver compliance training through a learning management system without comprising learner retention. Most recently , he has developed a unique proprietary Instructional Delivery Methodology called QS Learn and embedded into industry first cognitive learning platform CLIPP which is based on artificial intelligence. During his tenure, he has identified key criteria and e-learning compliance standards that are currently being published and implemented.

Fayyaz Shah

Fayyaz Shah - CPO CTO

Fayyaz Shah the Chief Product and Technology officer for QuickStart. He is an eCommerce Executive with strong global product management, customer experience and software development expertise.  Prior to joining QuickStart, he has held executive level product positions at Travelocity, Wayfair and 360training. His passion is to learn by doing and discussing and it reflects in our products.

Salman Rashid

Salman Rashid - CFO COO

Salman Rashid is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for QuickStart Technologies. He has over 20 years of experience within finance, operational management and transformational roles globally. Salman has worked as a consultant with Accenture and prior to QuickStart, he worked with Dell Technologies where he assumed the role of CFO Dell Services – BPO.

Jeff Opland

Jeff Opland - Senior Vice President and Head of Sales

Jeff Opland is our Senior Vice President and Head of Sales for Quickstart. Jeff joins our leadership team with over 25 years in technology sales. He brings to us a passion of leading high performing sales organization focused on bring high value and high impact in solutions his teams provide to their customers daily. Prior to QuickStart, Jeff spent 17 years in various management and executive positions across the verticals of Commercial, Public Sector, Healthcare and Channel Sales at companies such as Insight, Invenio and Zones.

Shamsah Malik

Shamsah Malik - VP Sales

Shamsah Malik is VP of sales.  She is an entrepreneurial, innovative professional with over ten years of sales, relationship management and business development experience within highly competitive SaaS, information technology, and SLED markets. Prior to QuickStart, she ran various sales and support teams at 360training and RainMaker Systems.

QuickStart Advisory Members
Clyde Seepersad

Clyde Seepersad

Clyde Seepersad is responsible for the training and certification arm of The Linux Foundation, which works to ensure an adequate supply of open source talent to support the continued, unprecedented adoption of open source software. Clyde has held senior leadership positions in the Education space, most recently as head of Operations at 360training.com and senior executive of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Jeff Short

Jeff Short

Jeff Short has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and operational leadership for a number of technology and training companies. He has led organizations to multiple consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. Jeff currently serves as President and CEO of F2F Events, Inc., a leading producer of IT Educational Events across the US.

Aasim Hasan

Aasim Hasan

Aasim Hasan works for Moneta Ventures. Prior to joining Moneta, Aasim led the global Energy and Utilities Industry Business Unit at KPIT. Aasim has also been a partner at Sparta Consulting where he served as EVP and played a key role in growing the company to $100M in five years. Aasim was also part of the Executive Council at Fujitsu Consulting, a Fortune Global 500 company.

Tim Shriver

Tim Shriver

Tim Shriver is an innovative and creative Human Resources leader with demonstrated success driving multi-million-dollar growth, developing and maximizing profitability, and building or restoring market share in highly complex and competitive business climates. Tim is a Partner with IBM managing their NA Talent & Engagement practice.

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson has over 20 years of experience in sales leadership and executive positions. Chris's career consisted of learning and development positions during the rapid growth and post IPO years of PC Connection, a Fortune 1,000 company and Skillsoft, a global leader in e-learning. Chris led enterprise customer acquisition efforts at Skillsoft. Chris currently serves in an executive role at Wedu, Inc.

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