Ashiq appears in the Top 100
Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine
In today's fast-paced digital world, many startups and businesses focus their energies on creating exceptional products and customer experiences. However, a closer look at their backend systems often reveals a patchwork of manual entries, dodgy integrations, and lax security. Ashiq Ahamed, founder and managing partner of SolvedAF Consulting, Inc., recognized this widespread problem and became the solution.
With a career spanning over 18 years, Ashiq brings a rich tapestry of experience in managing complex projects, steering high-performing teams, and catalyzing business growth across multiple industries. His unique foundation in finance, governance, and IT, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit—evident from several successful business ventures—has positioned him to become a beacon of expertise for companies that need to bridge the gap between product development and efficient backend operations.
Ashiq's journey in the tech landscape has been nothing short of remarkable. He recounts a pivotal digital transformation for a mid-size financial services client, which, under his leadership, saw an astounding 80% of its customer base shift to a newly introduced digital platform in just three months. Operational efficiencies also improved by up to 30%, a testament to Ashiq's understanding of process automation, cloud migration, and customer tools deployment. In another remarkable feat, he transformed a mid-sized grocery business from wholesale to retail. This shift standardized supply chain operations, streamlined retail and e-commerce, and reduced overhead by millions year-on-year.
Behind the man with multiple accolades—including being named one of the year’s Top Forty Under 40 by Business in Vancouver in 2022, and a finalist for CIO of the Year by CIOCAN—is an inherent technologist. Ashiq admits, "I love getting into the nitty-gritty of technology and harnessing its potential to drive growth and empower organizations." This sentiment is mirrored in his educational accomplishments, from a bachelor’s degree in accounting to esteemed certifications like CPA, CITP, and CISA.
But Ashiq's prowess extends beyond individual achievements. He channeled his vision into creating SolvedAF, a boutique management advisory firm that adopts a holistic design-thinking approach. Catering primarily to startups and small to medium-sized businesses, SolvedAF fills a critical void in the market. While the concept of fractional executives isn't new, Ashiq and his growing team of experts based in Vancouver, Toronto, and Mumbai, have carved a niche by focusing on the IT side of businesses.
Today, SolvedAF stands as a one-stop-shop for companies looking to eliminate the hassle of juggling multiple service providers. The firm offers an array of services, from technology and risk management to growth advisory, reflecting Ashiq's ethos of comprehensive solutions.
In Ashiq Ahamed, businesses find more than a consultant; they discover a strategic partner driven by a desire to eliminate inefficiencies, streamline processes, and harness the power of technology for growth. As the digital era advances, Ashiq's dedication to bridging the backend gap is paramount, making his journey one worth watching.
Founder and Managing Partner
SolvedAF Consulting, Inc.