Ahmed co-founded SquareTrade, which revolutionized the consumer electronics warranty industry by delivering better, faster service at lower costs. First in his capacity as COO and then as CEO, Ahmed led the sales, marketing and product development functions that drove SquareTrade’s growth to over 50 million policies sold through some of the leading retailers and operators in the US and Europe. Under Ahmed’s leadership, SquareTrade raised over $250 million from investors culminating in a successful sale to Allstate.
Prior to co-founding SquareTrade, Ahmed was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he worked with financial services and e-commerce clients. Ahmed graduated from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar and has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. Before business school, he was a systems analyst at Procter & Gamble where he implemented large ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems.
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