THE BRAINS BEHIND
The Square Peg is the somewhat unruly yet still loveable brainchild of two completely different individuals with a common vision – to move beyond traditional digital marketing to building stories and experiences that are real, unique and long lasting.
A tech rock star who inspires, leads and upholds sanity that forces everyone to get the job done! I am, however, not be confused for an average tech-person for I have the ability to bounce from one creative idea to the next with the speed of Wil E Coyote and to manage every task with such finesse that would put even Martha Stewart to shame. Working with a Canadian firm exposed me to international best practices through which I acquired vast experience in crafting digital marketing strategies, especially for B2C. Not to oversell myself, but I am the superwoman of SEOS, Web Content Writing, E-Commerce, WordPress and Google Analytics. As the CEO of The SquarePeg, my role is practically tangled and intertwined with all aspects of the company and without me the team is just a brood of headless hens.
Journalist, photographer and story-teller who loves food, game-nights and reading! I have worked for international media for 7 years, serving as a Foreign Correspondent for Channel Nine Australia and worked on South Asian documentaries for 60 Minutes that earned me a Foreign Accreditation Card with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan. For a year I was an Editor for a locally published newspaper, The Islamabad Dateline and later served as a Feature Writer for three years with Dawn News having published numerous articles on diplomatic, cultural and art events. Besides being a Pakistani Louis Lane, I also took on the role of Professor Charles Xavier and taught the History of International Relations for two years and Cambridge English as a First Language for four years.
SARDAR OMAR SAQIB KHAN
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
After a stellar stint at Cadet College Hasanabdal, resulting in a dream career in the Cavalry, that spanned over two decades, I pride myself on being disciplined, exceptionally articulate when required and dedicated family member. With Iqbal’s Idealism, I find myself wanting to achieve sense of proportion in every walk of life. I believe in supporting ideas and bringing out the best in people by pushing them to their utmost potential and developing ability to work under pressure. Post-military, I put my skills to task by lending my financial and logistic support in construction and automobile sector. At SquarePeg, I not only serve as the Chief Financial Officer but also as the voice of reason. My role is intertwined with financial upkeep, the clientele magnetism, management of resources and company’s overall well-being.
SYED AHSAN ALI
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
A jack of all trades and an overall nice guy Ahsan adds the zing to The SquarePeg’s zang. With a smile on his face, he takes on each task with so much determination and sees it through with absolute commitment, that leaves us all in awe of his great work ethics.
At The SquarePeg, Ahsan is our Social Media Manager who meticulously follows a business potential from the point of strategy to its execution. And he does it with flawless brilliance.
He is a business grad who has majored in Technology Management. He has enhanced his skillset with multiple certifications in graphic designing, ecommerce management,digital marketing, wordpress to state a few.
A tech-savy, a car-enthusiast who loves to travel, who shares the best memes and has the solution to all our digital problems, Ahsan is a star and an integral part of Team SquarePeg.
Qanaita is the embodiment of all things feminine which means she’s soft on the outside and a warrior on the inside. She’s observant; she’s wise and has the most uncompromising go-getter attitude. She’s an analytically strong Electrical Engineer adept in research analysis and project management with the ability to handle complex business problems and scrutinizing financial viability of projects. Being a super hands-on mom taught Qanaita the essentials of time management, conflict resolution, adaptability and strategic thinking. Her managerial potential was further cultivated at the National Centre of Cyber Security. At The SquarePeg, Qanaita serves not only as a Project Manager but also as a voice of logic. Her diverse skill-set, patience and solution-oriented nature make her the sanest of us all! In an ideal world, Qanaita would be found peacefully enjoying and basking the glory of Mother Nature but fortunate for us, here in the Digital World, she works with us.
In its true sense Energizer Bunny on steroids is how we measure and describe Safina Jatoi’s level of enthusiasm and work energy. At The SquarePeg, Safina serves as a Project Manager but is integrally involved with each project and each member of the team by constantly giving ideas, finding solutions and pushing everyone to do their absolute best.
Having done her degree in Applied Linguistics to working with Startups and multiple corporate companies, Safina has a diverse experience of working as an active team member as well as being a team leader.
The uber talented Safina, when not conjuring the next big idea, is big on food, quirky fashion, memes and getting the perfect Insta picture.
SYED USMAN GERDAZI
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / VIDEO ANIMATOR
Usman, our quirky Graphic Designer/Video Animator sways like a pendulum between being overzealous to downright bored and yet somehow manages to keep his creativity to a maximum level. Usman has a demonstrated history of working in the education management/Marketing industry. He is also a skilled photographer and cinematographer who has a flair for the theatrics and keeps the team entertained with his dramatics. He is a strong arts and design professional with an in process Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) focused in Communication and Media Studies. His personal life and interests are clouded by mystery – we only know what he lets us know.
Ali is a creative graphic designer with a free spirit and a dynamic background of playing with colors for UI designing, social media marketing, videos and advertising. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Sciences, but opted to pursue art and design for the love of visual arts. He started with freelance projects and excelled in each one of his Digital Marketing endeavors that comprised of diverse clientele from food chains, Retail brands to Real Estate. With his love for art and contemporary out of the box thinking, immense attention to detail and passion to create powerful content, he has become a powerful voice for The SquarePeg brand and is invaluable as a Graphic Designer. On the side, Ali loves food, travelling, sketching and making friends.
Event planner, artist and selenophile, who loves to ‘live for the vibes’ and has her rose coloured glasses on for every situation because “life gives you lemons, lessons and memories”. She is the literal embodiment of the colour purple as she’s full of excitement for the unknown.
At The SquarePeg, Arsala adorns many roles but is mostly with HR department. She is majoring in Aviation Management and likes to spread her wings in the sky, as well as, to keep her roots in management. Arsala is proficient at minimalism and organisation which works to efficiently take care of our HR processes.
To quote her friends, she’s fun, passionate, and only stubborn when it comes to overcoming obstacles to achieve her goals.
CONTENT WRITER /RESEARCHER
A freelance writer, foodie, and a green thumb gardener with funny bones! Our Content Writer, Rabab, is a biochemistry graduate and has won SSBC entrepreneurial challenge during her master’s in management sciences (MPA). She has attained a creative writing certification from Digiskills and participated in WikiGap Pakistan Online Challenge 2020, organized by the Embassy of Sweden and has also worked as a content editor for a year at a Lahore-based software house remotely.
With a keen interest in technology, medical sciences, nutrition, plants, horticulture, current trends, and crypto, Rabab also loves to scribe her knowledge at Medium.
A creative enthusiast who is solely driven by motivation. With a Bachelor Degree in Media Sciences, her keen eye to detail and aesthetic has led her to pursue her career in Graphic Design. She believes in Minimalism, be it her life style or her work. A shy and quirky introvert, who speaks her mind through visuals. She is professionally ambitious and deeply connected to her family.