Marquis Emerging Leaders

Shahzib Sarfraz

Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Driven Software Solutions

Location: Georgia

Education: Pursuing Master in Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology (2021-Present); MBA, Kennesaw State University (2021); MS in Information Systems, Kennesaw State University (2021); BS in Software Engineering, Kennesaw State University, Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors (2019); Software Engineering Intern, Chick-fil-A, CFA Properties, Inc. (2017); AS in Computer Science, Georgia State University, Honors Graduate (2016)

Career History: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Driven Software Solutions (2019-Present); Software Engineer, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (2019-Present); Freelance Android/IOS Application Developer (2015-Present); Software Engineer Co-op, JDA Software (Now Blue Yonder Group, Inc.) (2018-2019); Sales Technician, iFixandRepair (2017-2018); Software Engineering and Web Developer, GovtPortal, LLC/Flat Rate Processing (2017)

Shahzib Sarfraz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Driven Software Solutions, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of software and engineering.

Guided by an early passion for hacking, engineering, and fixing broken electronics and technology, Mr. Sarfraz has built an accomplished career in his field, which has culminated in becoming a software engineer at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and the founder and chief executive officer at Driven Software Solutions since 2019. At the latter company, among several other responsibilities, he develops applications—including table-ordering kiosks at restaurants—in order to help his clients manage their customer traffic, as well as ensures the growth of business and development by making infrastructure, technology, and strategy decisions.

Prior to these positions, Mr. Sarfraz launched his career as a software engineer and web developer for Government Portal, as part of Flat Rate Processing in 2017, a sales technician at iFixandRepair from 2017 to 2018, and a software engineer co-op at JDA Software from 2018 to 2019. Additionally, since 2015, he has found success as a freelance Android and IOS application developer; he has created apps currently available on the Google Play store. Always a dedicated student, he earned an Associate in Science from Georgia State University in 2016; a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from Kennesaw State University in 2019; a Master of Science in information systems and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw in 2021; and is now pursuing a master’s degree in analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In the next five years, Mr. Sarfraz strives to continue to develop and expand his business—to other states and then eventually obtain a global reach. He also wants to keep giving back to his community in Georgia, primarily by mentoring undergraduate students and providing internships.

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