Waheed is the Founder & CEO of ZMH Advisors – a technology-based shareholder and ESG advisory firm. He provides strategic advice on ESG disclosures, shareholder engagement, and activist campaigns. ZMH’s data-driven approach is powered by its proprietary ESG Engagement Dashboard™, which includes 1000+ engagement case studies for investors with $50T AUM. A minority-founded company, ZMH is committed to improving the diversity of thought in corporate America and building a sustainable business that values environmental impact and social responsibility.
Prior to starting ZMH, Waheed led the ESG, Corporate Governance, and Activism Defense practice at The Blueshirt Group – a leading IR firm based in San Francisco. Before that, he was Head of Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism Practice at one of the largest proxy solicitation firms in North America. Waheed spent five years at ISS, where he managed the M&A and Proxy Contest Research Team. His team was responsible for providing recommendations to institutional investors on 100+ contested transactions.
Previously, Waheed worked as a Senior Research Analyst with Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities, UBS Warburg, and Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari (an affiliate of Merrill Lynch). Waheed received an MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Vanderbilt University and is a CFA charter holder.