Waleed Shamsid-Deen is President & CEO of Supreme Foods Worldwide, a family owned franchise company with 10 locations in Metro-Atlanta, Georgia. Waleed has over two decades of business experience. His drive, political savvy and keen insight for intelligent investments, has allowed him to establish numerous successful businesses and community-oriented ventures nationwide. In the past decade, Waleed has served as a consultant for Athletes, Entertainers, Entrepreneurs and Producers; managing and protecting their personal business and philanthropic interest.
Waleed is also founder of Youth V.I.B.E., a non-profit business mentorship program for high school students. Celebrating 23 years, the mentorship program has expanded to include global cultural exchange programs. Waleed has recently authored a book, Excellence at a Minimum: The Plight of an Entrepreneur. An avid traveler, Waleed has led academic and business delegations throughout several countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Quiana M. Shamsid-Deen, is an Employee Incident Social Worker for Fulton County Schools. With over 10 years in social work experience, she has developed a voice for compliance, policy and governance. Her passion has led her to support several issues concerning youth development and academia.As a Fulton County School administrator, Quiana provides high level support for principals relating to employee incidents with senior leadership, school administrators and staff. Additionally, she serves as the district liaison for employee incident and child abuse/neglect cases with the Department of Family and Children Services.
Previously, Quiana supported the DeKalb County Juvenile Court system as a Juvenile Program Administrator. During her tenure with DeKalb, Quiana managed, directed and evaluated staff processing employee concerns and problems. Moreover, Quiana provided, hands on support for families and youth through juvenile enrichment and academic programs providing thought leadership and solutions to robust challenges.
Bachirou Seck AKA Bashir Laye is an UCAD (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar) graduate with a B.A in English with a concentration on American Civilization and Literature.He worked for almost ten years at ChildFund Senegal as sponsor relations supervisor,inhouse translator/interpreter, and local fundraising officer. Currently, Bashir is the CEO of CPM24, a pioneering West African public-private partnership firm based in Dakar, Senegal.Recently, he has been appointed Chief Advisor to the Office of Special Envoy of the Republic of Sierra Leone Ambassador Waleed Shamsid-Deen and represents the interest of many
Muslim and African-American businesses. His cultural competence and connections at the highest level of West African governments and with business, social and religious leaders have enabled Bashir to actively engage in bridging the gap between Africans on the continent and people of African descent especially those in the USA over the last twenty-five years. His actions embrace sectors including foreign direct investment, culture, education, knowledge and technology transfer, tourism etc. Bashir’s vision to is to inform policies and urge decision makers to give articles of power to credible and most outstanding people among people of African descent especially African-Americans so that they will have authority to work with and within American government and beyond. As an international adviser, Bashir has facilitated and hosted recently high-level delegations from organizations like NMBC (National Muslim Business Council), The Collective, NABAA, Supreme Foundation etc.He is also very active in the interfaith dialogue and work as an advisor to many religious leaders in West Africa (Senegal, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire etc.). Over the last ten years he facilitated conferences hosted by the Layene Community (Dakar, Senegal) in partnership with the US Embassy of Dakar, as part their Ramadan guest speaker program. Prominent leaders from the USA hosted the program including Dr Souad Ali (Head of the Islamic Studies at Arizona State University), Dr. Rami Nashashibi (CEO IMAN - Inter-City Muslim Action Network, Chicago), and Dr. Alex Zito, Navati Group Africa Program Deputy Manager.
Nafisah Munirah Fudaeel, Esq., CPA, M.Tx. (barred and certified in the state of Georgia) Her business sensibilities inform her tax practice and stem from being a business owner, and previous experience working with entrepreneurs, businesses, real estate firms and High Net Worth individuals as an Attorney and
CPA. Nafisah has had an interest in business and taxation since childhood and have worked to build a career that strategizes and solves the tax problems of business owners.
NAFISAH MUNIRAH FUDAEEL
Adeidra D. Washington has over 10-years of small-business and nonprofit management experience. After obtaining her BA in Journalism from Hampton University in 2006, Ms. Washington attended Troy University where she received a Master's in Public Policy in 2011. Currently, Adeidra serves as Director of Operations for Supreme Foods Worldwide, the parent company of Supreme Fish Delight, Supreme Burger, Supreme Seniors, and, Supreme Family Foundation.
For more than a decade, Adeidra has managed franchisee relations for nine Supreme Fish Delight franchisee locations through Metro- Atlanta and the newest quick-service restaurant concept Supreme Burger. Adeidra also oversees vendor relations, restaurant expansion, acquisitions, and government contracts for all profit and nonprofit Supreme brands. During the 2020 Covid pandemic, Adeidra and the Supreme Foods Worldwide executive team acquired nearly $1 million in funding through government contracts, grants, and community partnerships.
IMAM MANSOOR SABREE
Imam Mansoor Sabree is an activist, social entrepreneur and nonprofit
leader. He is the director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network -in Atlanta Ga. (IMAN-Atlanta ) A grassroots organization focused on health, wellness and healing in the inter-cities of the United State. IMAN’s programs offer a holistic approach to community organizing, arts and culture, transitional housing, spiritual development, life skills education, construction training, and job placement support for at risk youth and returning citizens after incarceration. IMAN is part of a larger national campaign that works on grassroots issues affecting communities of color in urban neighborhoods across the United States. Imam Sabree serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. Atlanta’s oldest Mosque and Accredited k-12 Islamic School. Recently he was recognized amongst the “ Who’s Who 40 under 40 Muslim Leaders in Georgia” and inducted into the board of Religious Leaders at the historic Morehouse College. Imam Sabree has travel and studied in the Middle East and West Africa. He currently resides in Atlanta with his amazing wife and 5 children.
Sophia Flowers is no stranger to business, investing, and securities. Having received her degree in Business Management from the School of Business at Hampton University, she’s been able to apply her education in a wide array of scenarios to make for an expansive portfolio. She currently serves as the Strategic Global Consultant and Compliance Director for Shamsid-Deen & Associates where she manages a portfolio of small businesses interested in raising $1.07M to $5M in funding through community investment initiatives in both the public and private sector. With experience working at one of ‘the big four’ brokerages, Sophia was able to consolidate over $200 million in outside assets for portfolio management to enhance company earnings.
With a strong skillset in understanding and identifying client’s individual investment needs, Sophia is credited with determining the best financial resolutions, performing portfolio risk assessments, and enhancing diversification, all while identifying opportunities for attrition and risk. With this knowledge and experience gained from the securities industry, Sophia has assisted several small businesses in meeting SEC compliance regulations to raise millions in equity-based funding. She proudly lends her expertise to each client to help manage and strategically plan the compliance, registration, and creative processes to bring each company’s offerings to the market. Her primary goal is to understand and support every client’s business model and goals, while helping each company prepare to raise capital.
When Sophia is not assisting small businesses with securing funding, she proudly serves as the owner of a tax preparation company, SRF Tax Services LLC. Since 2016, she’s serviced clients nationwide. With over 9 years of tax preparation experience, Sophia provides clientele with exceptional personal and business tax consulting services. Her ultimate goal is to help expose and educate minority youth to the principles and basics of investing, while instilling the importance of learning about diverse investment options as a means of creating a pathway to personal and generational wealth.
Marc E. Parham is a small business expert, professional speaker, radio host and author of the book “Yes I Can – Develop My Idea and Start My Own Business and serves as INSERT for Shamsid-Deen & Associates. He has been working for over 20 years to help people start and grow businesses.
He provides articles, information and resources to help start and grow small businesses. He also the director of Entrepreneurship at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.