You’re invited to Najam Usmani‘s on-campus leadership talk, “The Power of Connections,”on February 14th at 3pm in the CMU Ballroom. The talk will be followed by the re-dedication of the CMU at 4pm in the Main Lounge!
Want to know a bit more about Usmani and his life? Check out this fascinating timeline in Usmani’s own words to see what he was up to from 1989-2017!
Najam Usmani Timeline:
1989: Immigrated to the United States at the age of 19; watched TV serial “Perfect Stranger” – always dreamt about being in Chicago
1992: Graduated with honors from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Finance and Computer and Information Science
1994: Moved to Chicago doing contract work in accounting and waiting tables at night to pay the bills
1995: Got married and took up computer systems as a career; saw his career soar
1998: Started his own computer consulting firm and tasted what it’s like to be independent and getting paid extremely handsomely; road the Y2K wave
2001: Took a corporate American job with pay cut in half
2004: Bought his first franchise with Jackson Hewitt Tax service in MI
2005: Expanded the Tax franchise in Charlotte, NC; overtime became the top 50 franchises in the country
2015: Started Real Estate Holdings and flipping company; flipped 30 properties in two years with plans to do many more
2017: Sold Tax franchise business after building it to over 40 locations across North Carolina; started Real Estate business into land and apartment complexes