Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Propelled Technologies
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Anwar Shahid, CISSP, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Propelled Technologies, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology.
Upon his introduction to STEM in high school, Mr. Shahid’s interest in the field continued to grow, leading him to his profession in technology. In 2000, he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Alabama State University and is now a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CFHI). Having accrued more than 25 years of professional expertise, Mr. Shahid has served Propelled Technologies as Primary Cloud One Azure and Alternate AWS ISSE since 2018, as well as the founder, president and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. Earlier, from 2016 to 2018, he was the Principal Cybersecurity Consultant. Mr. Shahid has been able to attain the SBA 8(a) certification for Propelled Technologies LLC. Additionally, Mr. Shahid currently holds membership with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, American Sustainable Business Council, Big Brother Big Sisters and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and is President of the National Pan Hellenic Council of Alabama (2019-2021). Notably, he was the recipient of a Jewels Sponsor Award, Alpha Phi Alpha Award and Bigger and Better Award from Phi Beta Sigma in 2019.
Mr. Shahid commenced his career as a sergeant first class with the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to 2005, later rejoining the U.S. Air Force as a GS-12 Cyberspace Crew Commander and Information Assurance Manager from 2010 and 2013. Between 2001 and 2010, he served General Dynamics Information Technology as a Functional Systems Analyst, Senior Network Analyst and Senior Systems Engineer. From there, Mr. Shahid was a Senior Information Assurance Manager/SME for Sentar and Information Assurance Specialist for Leonardo DRS between 2013 and 2015. Pivoting to the medical realm, he was a Medical Systems Information Systems Security Manager for Jacobs and a Medical Information Systems Security Manager at Oasis Systems in 2015 and 2016. Looking toward the future, Mr. Shahid hopes to sell his business, focus more on investments and build a legacy for his sons Alex & Aaron. He attributes his career success to perseverance through hard, tired and rough times. In his spare time, he enjoys professional bodybuilding.
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