Shahzad Ajanee

Shahzad Ajanee

Above Restaurant Leader

Prior to joining ZSC, Shahzad was an owner-operator in the convenience store business. After 15 years in the business, Shahzad was looking for a fresh start in a different industry and applied to work for the company. Shahzad was interviewed over the phone and given his terrific background and experience, was hired immediately as an Assistant Manager for one of the restaurants in the organization.

After years of a proven track record of building sales andguest counts, and more importantly, his ability to recruit, mentor and train new talent, has resulted in Shazad’s promotion to  an Above Restaurant Leader overseeing multiple restaurants. His biggest asset is the ability to take each person as an individual, and he understands that each one of us is unique in our own way and what works for one, may not for another. This ability makes him an exceptional leader, especially in this high turnover industry. He insists that with proper training and patience, there is no such thing as a bad hiring decision.

Shahzad has resided in the suburbs of Atlanta for over 20 years, and is a proud parent of four amazing boys. Even though his foremost emphasis for his boys will always be education, he insists on teaching them never to let an opportunity go by unexplored. Also, Shahzad believes you are never too old to learn as long as you have the ability and desire to do so.  Shahzad, at the age of 37, decided to pivot his career with a fresh start at ZSC, has worked hard and has never looked back.

It may sound silly to some, but he lives his life based on a few simple words he heard in a movie as a child, uttered by a tiny green fictional character. “Do or do not, there is no try.”