About Us

we’re a human-centered business

10Pearls was founded in 2004 by brothers Imran and Zeeshan Aftab. What began as a two-person operation is now a global organization of 700+ with offices in DC, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Dubai, Karachi, and Medellin.

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10Pearls was founded in 2004 by brothers Imran and Zeeshan Aftab.

What began as a two-person operation is now a global organization of 500+ with offices in DC, San Francisco, Toronto, Dubai, Karachi, and Medellin.

Since its inception, 10Pearls has been a “double bottom line” company, created to deliver superior services and make a difference in the world. Our founders understood first-hand how good jobs could change entire communities, particularly in emerging countries. The value of high-paying jobs was evident in the enriched lives of families, creating a ripple effect throughout an entire community.

Fast-forward to today, 10Pearls is helping startups and enterprises alike to compete in the digital age while investing heavily in the wellbeing and training of our offshore teams. We partner with our clients to imagine, design, build, and deliver innovative mobile and digital products.

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10Pearls reminds me of the 'double bottom line' businesses that Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis espouses. That refers to businesses that earn profits while accomplishing some social good.

Thomas Heath

Washington Post

we believe in giving back and investing in our employees

10Pearls University, 10Pearls Labs, and the Empower Foundation are platforms that are created to foster: Continuous Learning, R&D, Innovation, Gender Diversity, Training and Philosophy.

10Pearls labs

Technology moves at breakneck speeds. At 10Pearls Labs, we stay ahead of emerging technologies to distinguish which new tech trends will fizzle and fade and which will have long-lasting effects in your industry. We study, test, and analyze the impact of artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, machine learning, and NLP and measure their impact on software development, business models, and go-to-market strategies.

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10Pearls university

The 10Pearls University: Center for Continuous and Advanced Learning caters to all of our employees’ diverse backgrounds (science, engineering, art, business, and more). We organize workshops, training sessions, hackathons, and webinars. Our hope is that each of our employees has the opportunity to enhance their skills, take bold initiatives, and become leaders in innovation.

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Empower Foundation

From our founding, 10Pearls has been committed to enriching communities. We believe in much more than digital and corporate growth to contribute positively to society: doing good while doing well through volunteer events, free courses, and program sponsorships that focus on building a better world for women, children, and the disabled.

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People

Mike Matheny
VP OF DELIVERY
Tae Kim
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Carrie Kerpen
Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Roderus
VP OF TESTING SERVICES
Peter Hesse
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER
Ghazanfar Ghori
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Emily Biondo
Emily Biondo
UX/UI LEAD
Asher Epstein
Senior VP Operations
Dan Zipper
VP OF CLIENT SOLUTIONS
Talya Wells
Talya Wells
UX/UI DESIGNER
Smitha Maddala
Smitha Maddala
DIGITAL PRODUCT DELIVERY
Pete Niestroy
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Lauren Fraley
Lauren Fraley
Human Resources Manager
Karl Garcia
VP OF TECHNOLOGY
Jim Annulis
VP OF ENGINEERING
Zeeshan Aftab
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Imran Aftab
Co-Founder & CEO
Fiona Nataprawira
Fiona Nataprawira
Product Delivery Manager
Syeda Sana Hussain
Syeda Sana Hussain
DIRECTOR, HUMAN CAPITAL
Jeronimo Castro
GENERAL MANAGER, COLOMBIA
Ali Rizvi
Ali Rizvi
DIRECTOR SOLUTIONS DELIVERY
Michael McNamer
VP IDENTITY MANAGEMENT & PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Ubaid ur Rehman Baig
Ubaid ur Rehman Baig
Associate Director, Software Engineering
Adbul Aziz Shaikh
Adbul Aziz Shaikh
DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE SERVICES
Hassan Abbas
Hassan Abbas
DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE SERVICES
Kash Khan
VP OF ENGINEERING
María Clara Valencia
María Clara Valencia
Talent Director, Colombia
Danish Hameed
Danish Hameed
DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE SERVICES
Arsalan Abdul Ghani
Arsalan Abdul Ghani
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE SERVICES
Fahad Iqbal
Fahad Iqbal
SENIOR PRODUCT DELIVERY MANAGER
Syed Salman Ahmed
Vice President Engineering
Imran Ali
Imran Ali
Associate Director, Software Services
Ronak Gandhi
Ronak Gandhi
FP&A Manager

Key Partnerships

We partner with some of the leaders in Technology & Digital platforms to create the best possible solutions for our customers.

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