Procida Funding and Advisors recently announced that Omar Khan has joined the firm
Procida Funding and Advisors recently announced that Omar Khan has joined the firm on the team’s asset management group. What makes this a historic hire for Procida is that it was Omar’s grandfather, Abdul Qayum who catapulted the then 19-year-old, Billy Procida to fame, by investing $ 400,000 (net present value more like $ 4,000,000 today) with Procida in 1982.
Omar’s uncle, Ahsan worked with Billy in the early 80’s to build the White Beach Condominiums and Marina between Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx. That project resulted in Procida’s 15 year run as a New York developer and contractor, culminating with being named NYC Developer of the Year. “ I was very lucky to have met, been mentored and gotten investment money from Omar’s grandfather Abdul Qayum of Noon Qayum, one of Pakistan’s biggest engineering firms in the 70’s and 80’s, I love and miss him and still have his brochure in my office so when his grandson walked in it was like WOW!”
In true family fashion, Omar graduated from Texas A&M and was the class valedictorian. He was a member of the chemical engineering honor society and was a recipient of the Dean’s honor roll and distinguished student Award. His internships include Descon Engineering in Qatar, Atlas Honda and HAQ Consult in Pakistan.