Frank F. Islam is a successful entrepreneur and investor based in metropolitan Washington, DC. He is the Chairman/CEO of FI Investment Group LLC (FIIG), an investment firm he founded in 2007. FIIG focuses on providing growth capital to emerging companies, as well as managing specialized and branded funds. His investment style centers on innovative strategies for value creation, such that he is often the first to invest within a new economic paradigm.
Previously, Mr. Islam was the founder and CEO of QSS Group. QSS Group was an Information Technology company which generated revenue of $300 Million. Through QSS, Mr. Islam garnered multiple industry awards for leadership, entrepreneurship and excellence. In 1999, Mr. Islam was recognized by the Ernst and Young as Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year. The US Small Business Administration selected him as the Small Business Person of the Year of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area in 2001.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Mr. Islam also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) National Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the Advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mr. Islam serves as a member of the Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). He also serves as a member of the advisory board of the university of Maryland Smith School of business.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of American University in the Emirates (AUE) of board of trustees.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM) International Advisory Panel.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Management Dean’s Council.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the Maryland Governor’s International Advisory Council.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) John Hopkins University Advisory Council.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the American University school of International services Dean’s Council
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Islam serves as a member of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts
Mr. Islam has been an active participant in the Information Technology, Aerospace Engineering Services and Systems Integration business for more than 25 years. He holds a B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. His extensive business development experience within the Federal Government sector was the key to the remarkable growth of QSS.
Mr. Islam is a well-known philanthropist whose private foundation supports educational, cultural and artistic causes worldwide. He participates in a number of non-profit organizations as a board member, such as TiE –DC and the Strathmore Center for the Arts (located in Montgomery County, Maryland), as well as chairing the StateDemocracy Foundation. He speaks often at a variety of commercial and non-profit forums, and is frequently included in press coverage.
Mr. Islam hosts a TV show “Washington Current Review” on MHz Networks.
In all endeavors, whether in the world of business or charity, Mr. Islam strives to create opportunities that are sustainable and uplifting for humanity -- always guided by the virtues of hard work, focus, quality, innovation and kindness!
Mr. Islam is a contributor to several publications including Huffington Post, Indian Express, Economics Times, and India Abroad.
Mr. Islam is co-author of a book “Renewing the American Dream” www.renewingtheamericandream.net and co-author of the book "Working the Pivot Points."
Mr. Islam’s website is www.ffislam.com