Zulfikar Ali immigrated to the United States in 1997 at the age of 18 and hasn’t skipped a beat in pursuit of his American Dream.

Arriving on a student visa scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he obtained an MIS degree in 2001 — just as the dot com bubble blew.  While many of his international peers became jobless and returned to their home country, Ali landed an entry level position in customer support for a mortgage appraisal company.

A few months in, he wrote a software app that streamlined internal process, earning a quick promotion to the IT department and opportunity for US Citizenship.  Fast forward three years to job offer from Wells Fargo that promised broader horizons, prompting a natural move up the ladder.

“…but I always wanted to do my own thing,” Ali says insatiably,  “So I started to.” Read more at: tech.mn