William Zeqiri is a jack of all trades, and it appears that he is a master in most of them. Having worked for many companies and been an investor in a plethora of businesses, companies, and startups, it should come as no surprise to find that he is one of the most sought-after project managers in the business. Even though he has risen in popularity in the corporate world, especially over the last couple of years, there are still those who do not know him or know much about him. Here are ten things you might not have known about William Zeqiri.
1. He was at the University of Auckland
From 1999 to 2002, William was a student at the University of Auckland. While he was there, he studied Information Systems, eventually graduating with a degree. This would set him up for his first job as a software engineer. He mainly worked on a contractual basis. During his last two years in college, he worked as a contracted software engineer for many companies.
2. First jobs
Immediately after he finished college and worked as a contracted software engineer for numerous companies, he eventually founded his company, MacroWeb Limited. The company mainly dealt with web development and was also a hosting company. He was one of the founders of MacroWeb, which was based in Auckland, Australia. Moreover, once the company was up and running, he took the position of chief technology officer due to his background in creating and managing software for other companies. Also, starting the same time he founded MacroWeb, William was an Information Technology consultant for many of Australia's biggest corporations. He worked for Air New Zealand, HRC, North Shore City, and Auckland hospital.
3. Starting Webcard and Dubai Holding
In March 2005, William Zeqiri founded Webcard. It was a loyalty program that made it possible to award loyalty points for shopping. He worked for the company for a year and ten months. After working there, he eventually moved to Dubai Holding, where he took up the vice president of engineering and held the position for two years.
4. Founding Design modern and Practical Templates
In October 2007, William founded Design Modern. This was an industrial design magazine that focused on designing modernistic projects. Additionally, it was also an e-commerce platform. He stayed as the Founder and CEO of Design Modern for four years and eleven months. Somewhat concurrently, from October 2008 to August 2012, he was the founder and CEO of Practical Templates. This online platform made it possible to sell project management templates, architecture templates, and system design templates.
5. He worked for SEHA
SEHA is an Abu Dhabi-based health services company. It is the largest integrated healthcare network company in the Middle East and prides itself in delivering world-class healthcare. It has partnered with some of the largest and most renowned healthcare providers globally, from the Cleveland Hospital to John Hopkins Medicine. William worked for SEHA as the corporate operations director from November 2012 to December 2016 for more than four years.
6. He worked for the Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit, multispecialty academic medical center based in Cleveland, Ohio. It is world-renowned for its ability to integrate education and research with medical care. The organization has a rich history and has been around since 1921. William worked with the organization for three years in various capacities. He worked under the Director's CIO office from December 2009 to November 2011 and then moved to work under the Director's CEO office, from October 2011 to November 2012, for one year and two months.
7. He is an investor
William is a well-known investor in some of the best startups and invents in already established companies and businesses. He invested in Invygo, an app-based subscription service that offers customers a new and simpler way to get a car. He also invested in Zeffer Cider, an Australian beer, and Invivo Wines New Zealand. Designer Wardrobe is also another investment part of his oeuvre. It is an online marketplace that facilitates the buying, selling, and renting out of women's clothes and outfits.
8. Zeqiri worked for Archipro
Zeqiri worked for Archipro. ArchiPro is a company that makes it possible for homeowners to find architects who can build their dream house while also giving local artisans and architects the ability to find a new market and get new clients. Based in New Zealand, has facilitated the building of hundreds of thousands of homes. William, since August 2014, has been an investor. He became a board member soon after he started investing in the company.
9. He has a Project Management License
In April of 2014, William was issued the Project Management Professional license by PMI. The license is hard to come by since it has no expiry date. His credential ID PMP number is 1712426.
10. He is the founder and CEO of Fresha.com
According to LinkedIn, William is the founder and CEO of Fresha.com. Fresha is an online marketplace that makes it possible for customers to find, book, and pay for beauty and wellness appointments with the local business in the region. Moreover, these local businesses, such as spas, salons, and barbershops, can leverage the platform to manage their operation using its online, subscription-free software and payment solution. The company has been a huge success since it was founded in 2015. It has over 50,000 businesses on its roster and more than 150,000 professionals. Additionally, over 20 million appointments are booked via the platform every month. The reason for its huge success is because the platform offers a myriad of services. For the customers, it is only making and booking appointments. The business, though, has point-of-sale services, customer records. Inventory, human resources, and financial resourcing. The platform is business-oriented, and since many businesses have signed up, customers are spoilt for choice. The platform also makes it possible for automated marketing, and it can be integrated into all the major social media platforms, such as Instagram, Google, and Facebook. William founded the company in April 2015, and since then, it has grown tremendously. It has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and has global offices in cities such as Sydney, New York, Dublin, Warsaw, Singapore, and St. Petersburg.
Written by Allen Lee
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