President & CEO
Shariff co-founded Kaizen Solutions Group in 2016 with a vision to help U.S. Federal Government agencies achieve mission success by leveraging cutting edge Information Technology and Security solutions. As President and CEO of KSG, Shariff has built an organizational culture that is built on trust, reliability, hard work, and ethos that always puts America first. He leads corporate strategy and business development initiatives and is actively engaged with the
federal community to shape and grow the Kaizen brand. ‘Kaizen’ is a philosophy that promotes ‘constant, continuous improvement’, and Shariff has built his team of technical experts who are dedicated to supporting its clients surpass their goals centered on that philosophy.
A graduate of the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University, Shariff is an ardent fan of Buckeye football and everything the great state of Ohio has to offer; Shariff is a believer in strong values that encompass compassion, strong family ties, and giving back to the community. He attained his executive management degree in Information Technology Management from The George Washington University where he and his business partner formed the foundations of KSG. Shariff loves the great outdoors and enjoys hiking and biking with his wife and children.
Co-Founder & COO
Tahmeed Rab is an experienced cyber security thought leader and Chief Operations Officer at Kaizen Solution Group, an Ohio-based company with an exceptional history of leading and deploying complex cybersecurity program for state and federal clients. Kaizen Solution Group serves as trusted cyber advisors and our mission is to drive impact from cyber investments by ensuring continuous improvement through people, process and cutting-edge technology.
Mr. Rab brings a strong background in understanding enterprise infrastructure and security architecture and has over 20 years of success in meeting IT delivery challenges with strong leadership and technical acumen. Mr. Rab currently manages the operations at KSG and drives the company’s strategic vision ensuring the recruitment of top talent and ensuring that cyber programs are delivered with excellence. Mr. Rab is engaged with the US Federal Civilian agencies managing the Security Operations and Cyber Risk Management programs. In prior roles, Mr. Rab was at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Cyber Security lead where he had oversight of security operations. He has also held various technical roles at Verizon Business, IBM, and AT&T as a Senior Program Manager serving many Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Rab is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Baltimore Chapter Member and a member of the FBI Infragard – Maryland Chapter. He holds the GSA Federal CIO Council Certificate and attained his M.S. in Executive Information Systems and Technology Management from the George Washington University School of Business. Mr. Rab earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from New York University and is currently an NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cyberfellow. In addition, he holds the Cisco and Juniper Networks security certifications.