Shafat Qazi

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Shafat Qazi
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Residence Torrance, California

Shafat Qazi is the CEO and founder of BQE Software, Inc. He was born in Kashmir and moved to Buffalo, NY in 1986. Shafat currently lives in Torrance, CA.

Career

After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and Computer Applications, Shafat moved to California and started working at David C. Breiholz, Inc.; he went on to become a partner in the firm, which was eventually renamed to Breiholz Qazi Engineering[1].

He was appointed the chairman of Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAoSC) Computer Applications Committee.

While working as an engineer, in 1995, Shafat developed a billing software, BillQuick[2][3]. By 1998, Qazi left his engineering firm and devoted himself full-time to BillQuick and his company.

Press and achievements

Qazi has appeared in publications including Forbes[3], CPA Practice Advisor[4], Accounting Today[5] and The Business of Architecture[6].

Under Qazi´s leadership, BQE Software acquired another software company, OrangeLoft LLC in 2009[7], and received:

  • The Accountex User Favorite Award for Best Project Management - 2016[8]
  • The K2 Customer Satisfaction Award - 2016[9]
  • The Sleeter Awesome Application Award - 2012[10]

The company was a CPA Practice Advisor Technology Innovation Award finalist in 2015.

References

  1. "CPA Academy". https://www.cpaacademy.org/instructors/003C000001mmMfkIAE. 
  2. "Shafat Qazi" (in en). Accounting Today. https://www.accountingtoday.com/author/shafat-qazi. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Be The Customer': Why Hiring Industry Experts Matters" (in en). https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymyler/2015/09/11/be-the-customer/#6366be27d2ad. 
  4. "2008 Year-In-Review & 2009 Executive Predictions" (in en). CPA Practice Advisor. http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/article/10274025/2008-year-in-review-2009-executive-predictions. 
  5. "Avoid million-dollar payouts with ethical billing" (in en). Accounting Today. https://www.accountingtoday.com/opinion/avoid-million-dollar-payouts-with-ethical-billing. 
  6. "Firm Efficiency, Growth, and the Keys to Success with Shafat Qazi" (in en-US). Business of Architecture. 2016-08-25. https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast/firm-efficiency-growth-and-the-keys-to-success-with-shafat-qazi/. 
  7. "BQE Software in Torrance acquires Orange Loft" (in en). http://www.dailybreeze.com/article/ZZ/20091110/NEWS/911109760. 
  8. Fineberg, Seth (2016-11-17). "Accountex Day 2: Apps, Awards and Augury" (in en). AccountingWEB. https://www.accountingweb.com/technology/trends/accountex-day-2-apps-awards-and-augury. 
  9. Perret, Cheryl. "K2 Enterprises Announces the 15th Annual K2 Quality Award Winners for 2016" (in en). http://www.k2e.com/tech-update/news/1121-news-2016-k2-quality-award-winners. 
  10. "The Sleeter Group's 'Awesome Applications' Award Winners" (in en-gb). AccountingWEB. 2012-10-25. https://www.accountingweb.com/technology/accounting-software/the-sleeter-groups-awesome-applications-award-winners.