Our Team
We're passionate about what we do because we're trying to solve problems for customers that we once solved for ourselves.

Our Executive Team

BQE's leadership team is made up of innovative, seasoned professionals who have also walked a mile in their customers' shoes

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Shafat Qazi

CEO and Founder

Shafat founded BQE in 1995 to simplify the lives of millions of service professionals. An engineer by trade, he was acutely aware of the pain professional service firms endure when it comes to billing, Read More accounting, time tracking, and project management. He created the original BillQuick in his garage. Two decades later, as he oversees a global enterprise, Shafat has never forgotten his roots and BQE remains at the vanguard of customer-driven innovation. He holds a master's in structural engineering from the University of New York and a bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT). When he's not working on a new invention, he enjoys flying planes and traveling. So far, he's visited 51 countries and plans to visit at least 50 more. Read Less

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Steven Burns, FAIA

Chief Creative Officer

Steve is a licensed architect and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He sold his architectural firm in 2007 to work full-time on the startup he launched Read More to create ArchiOffice and EngineerOffice, and then brought his expertise to BQE Software. He earned his master of architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his bachelor of fine arts from Syracuse University. His passions include ultra-endurance cycling (he's ridden as far as 522 miles without stopping) and working with Los Angeles Social Venture Partners to help innovative non-profits change the landscape for social justice.Read Less

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Irfan Qazi

Vice President, Customer Services and Support

With almost 20 years of customer service experience, Irfan works tirelessly towards one goal: customer satisfaction. Irfan joined BQE in 2000 and under his leadership the company expanded customer Read Moreservice globally. He is passionate about what he does and takes pride in his work. Prior to earning a B.S. in management information systems, Irfan was an automotive engineer and worked as an appraiser for GMAC. Outside of work, he loves travelling - especially camping in Yosemite National Park where he can temporarily disconnect from technology and recharge. Read Less

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Mark Khurshid

Vice President, Training and Consulting

Mark specializes in onboarding customers to BQE products, providing them with customized solutions, and ensuring they have a great customer experience during training. He has a background in Read Moreproject management and programming, including proficiency in Java, C#, WPF, API, and other languages. He joined the company in 2003 and holds a bachelor's of electronics and communications. Mark is a Sun Certified Java programmer and an expert graphic designer. When he isn't working on customer implementations, he enjoys reading fiction and spending time with his beautiful wife and three sons. Read Less

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Aumil Manzoor Mian

Vice President, Research and Development

Aumil is responsible for product research and development. He oversees the design and development of products and also strives to use the latest cutting-edge technology. He has expertise in Read More cloud-based solutions, SaaS architecture, and software engineering. He joined BQE in 1999 and prior to that taught computer science and programming to university students, attorneys, doctors, and children. Aumil received a bachelor's in computer science from Bangalore University and has been involved in every BQE product release since BillQuick 3.0 in 1999. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, continuing to learn about technology, humanity, and traveling. Read Less

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Sharone Strauss

Vice President, Sales

Sharone manages and mentors BQE's worldwide sales organization. Prior to joining the company, he was a sales manager, director of sales, and vice president of sales for various Read More information technology and telecom companies for 15 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. When he's not working, he enjoys the outdoors, plays tennis, sails a catamaran, and is a certified Scuba diver. Read Less

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Rueen Andrabi

Chief Operations Officer

Rueen originally joined BQE in Los Angeles as a software programmer in 2001 and now she manages day-to-day operations for Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, and Administration. Read MoreShe received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Sophia College, Mumbai and holds the following certifications: PHR (Professional in Human Resources), PMP (Project Management Professional), and SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resources-Senior Certified Professional). Originally from Bombay, India, she is passionate about hiking, swimming, and most of all travel. Read Less

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Bob Wolff

Channel Manager

Bob joined BQE in 2004 and has a background in sales, reseller channel development and management, product marketing, strategic management, and management coaching and consulting. Read MoreHe holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and did postgraduate work in entrepreneurship and small business. Outside of work, his main hobby is writing science fiction. He also works with his wife to restore and refurbish antique furniture, and he enjoys playing with his dog. Read Less

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Ikhlaq Bhat

Marketing Manager

Ikhlaq joined the company in 2004 and has firsthand experience in all facets of marketing, including data analysis, email, search engine optimization, and pay per click campaigns. Read MoreHe and his team are responsible for all of BQE's marketing functions - from brand awareness to lead generation to customer acquisition and retention. Ikhlaq holds an MBA and a bachelor's in mathematics. When he's not obsessing over analytics and finding new ways to help BQE succeed, he enjoys playing sports of all kinds. Without fail, you'll find him out on the cricket field every weekend. Read Less

We work together to deliver the kind of software that we can feel proud of, and work hard to provide a great experience for both our customers and employees.

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