Shakir is the co-Founder and Managing Director of RallyCry Ventures. Shakir believes the greatest value comes when all parties have "skin in the game". Whether transforming government institutions, deploying the right people and capital to conquer a market, or re-imaging success for dysfunctional family-owned businesses – success is achieved when those leading the initiative are directly effected by failure or success.
Shakir has founded, led, and exited from multiple successful businesses. One such success is as CEO of Creative Chaos – a client delivery company founded out of his garage, which now spans three continents comprised of 350+ associates. Creative Chaos specializes in helping transform what clients can bring their customers through the digital space. Shakir thrives in digital transformations, building mobile applications, deploying new payment systems, and establishing value and utility through big data and social analytics.
Shakir serves on several boards and advises global and regional businesses ranging from the small-to-medium caps, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Beyond delivering value for established organizations – Shakir's greatest passion is in working with early-stage startups.
Shakir graduated from Whittier College. When he's not working you'll find him cooking, reading, and spending time with his two boys.