An Entrepreneur/Software Engineer Endorses Ahmed for State Delegate
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:57am
I am writing this letter to support Shukoor Ahmed, a Democrat running for the Maryland House of Delegates (23A). I was introduced to Shukoor by a colleague to work on a technology project which provided three-dimensional tours of golf courses to golfers.
I am a software engineer and was trying to work with an individual and/or company which could help my company in streamlining our process, improve productivity, reduce our production cost and provide a technological edge. Shukoor indeed provided us all of this expertise and played a key role in our product development.
We created the buzz and were interviewed by Wall Street, CBS and many national publications. We also took the valuation of our company to a few million. He willingly played a majority role as a minority owner. In less than a few months, as the recession hit in 2008, we were hit badly on this venture and as a seasoned entrepreneur he took the losses in stride and demonstrated his temperament and leadership skills. We eventually sold our product to another company in early 2009.
Although, I do not live in the district or county, I was impressed that the city of Bowie and Prince George's County has individuals like Shukoor. He is a problem solver, has a good knack of identifying talented individuals and unleashing their potential.
Our state needs individuals like Shukoor Ahmed in these challenging times who will solve our problems, identify opportunities and unleash the collective potential of our citizens. He is the person with those qualities.