Maryland SpeedPro Attracts Youngest Studio Owner at 21 Years Old

Russell Ahmed oversees print production and operations while his father Faisal handles business development, marketing, and customer relations

SpeedPro Silver Spring in Maryland welcomes Faisal and Russell Ahmed as new owners. Faisal, Russell’s father, focuses on business development, marketing, and customer relations. Russell oversees print production and operations. Together, they lead a team of five.

Before SpeedPro, Faisal worked in the U.S. government in both the Department of the Interior as a project manager and the Department of Commerce as assistant chief of technical projects. He has more than 15 years of experience in business consulting and business ownership and was also a senior executive fellow at Harvard University. Russell’s experience includes sales and customer service, and he is currently a student at Full Sail University studying visual and game programming.

“Owning this business works great for my profession in visual and game programming,” explains Russell. “When my dad informed me about SpeedPro, I was excited. I love computer graphics, and this is a perfect fit for me.”

As the Ahmeds grow their SpeedPro studio, their goal is to offer excellent customer service, print high-quality products, and eventually transfer the business entirely to Russell. Russell is the newest and youngest franchise owner in the SpeedPro network at 21 years old.

“We’re excited to have this father-son duo leading SpeedPro Silver Spring,” says CEO Larry Oberly. “Their business expertise, creativity, and ambition will make an impact on the Washington, D.C, and Maryland communities.”

SpeedPro Silver Spring offers several different printing and signage offerings, including wall, window, and vehicle graphics, trade show displays, A-frame signs, and architectural and interior signage.


Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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