On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me watching NFL RedZone and getting frustrated as all my players in my fantasy league score zero points. “Ugh, why do all the touchdowns go to the running-backs and wide-receivers that I don’t start!” …pretty much describes every Sunday. Help!
Most people don’t know that I’m originally from Seattle, grew up in Washington D.C., and spent six years in Malaysia before going to college and being the first in my family to graduate. I was fortunate enough to travel the world and visit places like the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Peru. The most memorable sights were Machu Picchu and Petra, two astonishing and beautiful wonders of the world.
Occasionally I will still play the competitive online game, Counter-Strike. I was once part of a five-person league with people from all over the world. We competed against some the most talented individuals in eSports, but I never went pro.
I’m very fortunate to have a career that is also my hobby. I work with incredible talent and continue to learn about the world of investing and how to help people achieve their financial goals.
The one thing that I will never do again is jump out of a plane from 14,000 feet over the ocean in Monterey! It was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking.
Prior to joining Caprock as an Investment Research Analyst, Ahmad spent over five years in corporate banking as a credit analyst and portfolio underwriter. As an analyst at First Republic Bank, working in their Venture Capital and Private Equity division, Ahmad was responsible for managing close to $500 million in loan commitments and played a key role in underwriting deals, negotiating terms sheets and driving the due diligence process.
Prior to First Republic, Ahmad completed Comerica Bank’s Rotational Program. His first rotation was in Wealth and Institutional Management, working with ultra-high net worth individuals. His second rotation was in Middle Market where he underwrote complex transactions for some of the largest privately held companies in the Bay Area.
Ahmad graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Economics. He was part of the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program and is an active alum of the Banking and Investment Association. Ahmad is currently in the process of obtaining the CFA license.