Faisal and I have had a long journey together on Swaggable (5+ years) and I whole heartedly recommend him, and can confidently say that I would work with him on future ventures. From a technical perspective, he is a full stack engineer and is able to quickly switch gears, while shipping great code. He puts data at the forefront and is able to distill complexities into simple and easy to understand language and decision points. Important to note: Across the course of Swaggable, Faisal had to speed learn many new things (e.g. mobile development, eCommerce like Shopify and Amazon APIs) and be able to educate his technical team and us on the business side. From a product stand point, Faisal is a full stack product management guru. He’s able to create on point product mock ups (with minimal direction) and then constructively take feedback to deliver a functional, final product.
On the management end, Faisal has a sharp eye for talent (both on the technical and business end) and is able to recruit and build strong relationships. He’s very adept at managing technical talent (especially in offshore settings) and helping develop and mentor that talent into A-level players.
Lastly, I’d like to note that Faisal is well-versed in handling the rollercoaster ride that is an early stage start up. Even through difficult times, he’s able to remain even-keeled and make well-informed, data-based recommendations on how to proceed, and continue to move our business forward.