Everything we need is right here. Let's solve our local PPE demand problem by keeping small businesses alive and our community members working. Our farm-to-table style, community-based PPE supply chain platform empowers local communities to quickly mobilize and create their own local supply chains to produce the necessary PPE required to protect our heroic healthcare providers, essential workers and general public.
Empowering + Mobilizing
Our platform exists to empower and mobilize small businesses throughout the country who have seen their businesses slow down or are facing imminent closure. We will help these small businesses repurpose their equipment and capability to produce PPE.
Producing + Protecting
Through our platform, small businesses can rapidly shift their focus to producing large amounts of PPE to protect end-users here in our own communities. Creating this local supply chain will boost the local economy and provide jobs to some of the millions of Americans who have recently become unemployed.
Saving Lives + Lowering Risk
We are searching for Americans to make Made in America PPE.
Why Did We Create SolvePPE?
Everything we need is right here. We have capable small businesses and individuals who can make PPE. We have local small businesses who are couriers and can deliver PPE. We have local certified sterilization sites for buyers who want sterilized products. Most importantly, we have urgent local demand for PPE. We need to protect our community members.
SolvePPE brings all these pieces together to create our own local supply chain and our own commerce ecosystem that is sustainable.
Everything we need is right here. Let's make PPE here and deliver it up the street to our community members, our healthcare providers right here and essential workers right here.
The current situation for buyers is a big mess. The market is flooded with fraudulent products from unknown sources. There's no time for months-long vetting of where products actually were made and examining their effectiveness. Urgent need for PPE is dictating the quick buying. SolvePPE asks, "What about American businesses?" "What about our local small businesses?" SolvePPE's position is, "We have sufficient capability here in our own community to solve our own local PPE demand problem. We'll be able to generate revenue for our local businesses and residents and trust the product."
SolvePPE introduces the tech platform to capture, automate, scale, ignite, and unleash the power of our local communities to solve our local PPE demand problem in a sustainable way.
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Omar Qudrat, Co-Founder
Omar is an attorney. Prior to moving back to his home state of California, Omar served in the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Omar joined the U.S. Department of Defense in 2010 as a civilian official. He spent 18 months during the surge in Afghanistan as the coalition's Deputy Chief of Rule of Law and served as political advisor to the NATO Ambassador. Upon returning to the U.S., Omar became a counter-terrorism prosecutor. Omar supported the death penalty trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four alleged co-conspirators (United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, et al), the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing (United States v. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Mohammad Al Nashiri), and other cases. Omar led and participated in investigations of terrorist network leaders at overseas locations. While detailed to the State Department, Omar negotiated security agreements with foreign nations.
Omar has represented the United States in multiple nations including Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Afghanistan. Omar is a reserve officer in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps. Omar was a candidate for United States Congress last cycle in California’s 52nd district.
Omar holds a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA, J.D. from Syracuse Law School, M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse, and M.S. in Public Relations from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.
Omar pursues passion projects as a citizen. Among the initiatives Omar leads, he is the Co-Founder of SolvePPE and Founder of The Muslim Coalition for America.
He began his career as a law and graduate student in the personal internship program of the co-founder of The Carlyle Group. Omar stayed on post-internship as a Business Development & Legal Affairs Consultant, working on innovation incubation, intellectual property acquisition, and emerging markets.
Samuel D. Bretzfield, Co-Founder
Bretzfield is a technology-driven entrepreneur, investor and advocate helping to build great companies such as: EarthLink (Early Employee) bGlobal (Founder), Direct Fresh (Co-Founder), 6Beyond (Investor) and several others. Bretzfield has 25 years of leadership experience working with global Fortune 500 enterprises, C-level executives, start-ups and application developers in addition to extensive international experience building high performing companies and project teams in emerging markets, from concept to customer delivery. Bretzfield has experience in entertainment, media, outsourcing, and consumer goods with an emphasis on ops/tech/product/marketing/strategy/corp development and partnerships. Bretzfield is passionate about developing thriving businesses by identifying how technology can advance the bottom line.
In 2005, Bretzfield moved to Asia and launched bGlobal where he currently serves as CEO and Managing Director. With just two employees and from very humble beginnings, bGlobal has flourished into one of Bangladesh's leading outsourcing companies, providing cost effective programming and interactive production services. bGlobal has managed to expand its operations from the United States to the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia servicing clients such as: Akamai, Tech Data Corp, GFI Software, NBCUniversal, HBO, Ingram Micro and others.
Over the past 10 years, Bretzfield co-founded a number of successful start-ups, including Direct Fresh Limited, which is Bangladesh’s leading premium online grocery store and B2B food supplier. Direct Fresh has grown into a house hold name within the affluent and upper classes of Bangladesh, has received local and international press and was one of a hand full of companies featured at the Google I/O Conference in 2015.
Bretzfield is a founding board member of the Bangladesh American Software Association (BASA), a committee member of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) focused on eLearning and eCommerce. Bretzfield is also a board member of The Steps Institute, an organization focused on implementing transformative solutions to pressing social problems.
Hasan Imam, PhD
Chairman, RACE Financial Group
Hasan Imam, PhD is the Founder and Chairman of RACE Financial Group, specializing in capital market services in frontier economies. Under his stewardship, RACE Management has grown to become Bangladesh’s largest private investment company.In addition to traditional capital market focused businesses, Dr. Imam has pioneered several initiatives in the alternative financing sector addressing the access to finance challenge faced by Micro & Small Enterprises. He is the founder of the Social Transformation Enabling Projects & Organizations (theSTEPS.org), bringing together motivated individuals and organizations to address large social development problems.
Prior to his involvement in frontier markets, Dr. Imam was a Partner & Managing Director of a leading US investment bank. He has over a decade of experience at some of Wall Street’s premier financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, Thomas Weisel Partners and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.Dr. Imam holds an MBA from Yale University, a doctorate in Physics, and dual Bachelor Degrees and Financial Economics. He has won a number of national and international awards, including the National Presidential Merit Award, the International Wien scholarship, the Physics Faculty Prize in Nanostructures, and the prestigious John Olin Fellowship from Yale University.
Dr. Perry Mansfield, Advisor
Perry T. Mansfield MD., has focused his journey on excellence in patient care. He has been Chairman of four major Head and Neck surgery/Skull base surgery programs, Chaired CME accredited regional Head and Neck /Skull Base surgery rounds for 19 years, presented and published numerous peer reviewed articles, most recently on a series of 3754 continuous tumor cases, has directed International and National Fellowship training programs, was awarded the Canada Bravery award from the Queen of England, participated on the Business Advisory Council to the U.S. Congress, participated on 16 medical staff peer review committees, acted as Chief of Surgery twice and Chief of the Medical Staff, holds several US and International patents, sits on several philanthropic and corporate boards, has co-founded a biotech company, co-founded Senta Clinic, founded the largest full-service sleep lab in the region, and founded a healthcare and business management company that serves the southern California region in a wide array of healthcare and business practices.
Zachary Kraft, Vice President Sales and Business Development
Zach was born and raised in San Diego and has worked in communications and political strategy for most of his career. He has developed communications strategies for a congressional campaign and a non-profit advocacy organization. As part of his work Zach has written talking points for his clients appearing on prime time news programs such as Fox News, Fox Business, One America News Network, local television, and numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. He also has prepared communications strategies across digital and print media.
As the deputy political director for Omar Qudrat’s congressional campaign, he helped develop the long term strategy for the campaign. This strategy paved the way for the campaign to advance to the general election out of a crowded six-way primary. Zach gained experience in policy work during his time spent as a government relations intern at American Continental Group in Washington DC. He focused primarily on the areas of trade, defense, and intellectual property.
He is a die-hard Lakers fan and in his free time he enjoys running, hiking, and going to the beach. In December 2020 Zach will graduate from the University of South Carolina with a degree in political science with a focus on foreign policy and a business management minor. Upon graduation he hopes to begin working on Capitol Hill.