Ahmed Fazil, is a lead Strategic Partner with VentureDNA. In Addition to his role at VentureDNA, Ahmed serves as President & COO of EMPDCC, a data center operator, asset management and managed infrastructure services provider based in the Chicagoland area. Prior to both roles, Ahmed was Chief Executive Officer of EIM Financial Management where he was recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in finance.
Ahmed began his career as a business and programmer analyst with Interactive Business Systems, Incorporated. Several years later, he joined ABN AMRO as its Senior Vice President in charge of online mortgage lending (abnamromortgage.com) where he grew the business to $7.5 Billon in originations. He then transitioned to a role as partner with a private equity group composed of Bain Capital, TPG and Kleiner Perkins called Evolution Global Partners. He has also held such prestigious positions as global Chief Information Officer for Thomson Financial, Managing Director of Parks Consulting, Chief Operating Officer of Kestrel Technologies, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia. He was also a partner with CTO Group, and CEO of CUMU Mortgage Bank. While serving in the executive leadership positions, Ahmed aided each company in increasing profits, enhancing efficiency, and implementing change management.
Ahmed also spent time as the North American director of mortgage and capital markets practice. Working in the financial services division, he oversees all aspects of mortgage and capital markets on a national scale. Drawing on his decades of experience, he worked collaboratively with other financial institutions to optimize strategic plans, create efficient processes, and implement technological advancements to aid in their capital and mortgage markets. Ahmed has also been responsible for overseeing resident and commercial lending, as well as all aspects of business operations in those spaces. Proficient in technology and risk management, he works to provide opportunities to give funding to both established and start-up businesses. In the coming years, Ahmed plans to aid each company in its mission for expansion by networking and consulting worldwide.
Throughout his multi-decadal career, Ahmed has established himself as a leader in the finance industry. Fluent in five languages, he is an excellent communicator and a natural problem solver. He is a determined and focused business professional who has honed a skill set for business and IT development, personnel management, and budget administration. Ahmed excels in tactical planning, expense control, operations management, and client relations. His most impressive professional accomplishments to date include business turnaround for struggling operations and streamlining processes to increase profits.