- Founder, President, & Managing Director
Shezad HabibFounder, President, & Managing Director
Shezad Habib is a dynamic and energetic leader who has provided consulting and advisory services to the international community for over 15 years. He has assembled and managed multiple large-scale team for complex local and international consulting projects. Through his leadership, MSG has helped provide strategic insight across federal agencies, as well as Fortune 500 clients in the energy, health, and technology sectors. Mr. Habib serves on the Board of multiple organizations and has conducted business in more than 30 countries. Mr. Habib excels at relationship management and bringing stakeholders together to create the right teams to meet our client’s needs. Mr. Habib is responsible for overseeing Manhattan Strategy’s growth, strategic planning, and external relationships with clients, vendors, and partners.
Columbia Business School
CCBP, Entrepreneurship, Management & Growth, 2010-2012
New York University
Advanced Coursework, Organization Behavior
B.A., Economics and Administrative Sciences
- Principal, Corporate Relations
Erwin Coleman, M.P.A., M.A.Principal, Corporate Relations
Erwin Coleman has over 15 years of experience in substance abuse and behavioral health program development, management, technical assistance, grants management, and public policy analysis. He has experience in designing and delivering federal and state sessions on strategic planning, goals and objectives development, funding mechanism regulations, requirements and compliance, policy and procedure design, project activity implementation and assessment, participant/client recruitment and retention, project management, and other skill-based requirements. His accomplishments include a successful record of leading a complex portfolio of projects for various Federal agencies – the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Master of Arts, International Relations and Public Policy, Washington, DC
Texas State University
Master of Public Administration, Public Administration, San Marcos, TX
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, College Station, TX
- Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Jeff PirnatVice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pirnat has over 25 years of experience working with government contracting and commercial firms in financial management, development, and execution of strategic plan and risk mitigation. Within government contracting, he is proficient in all aspects of accounting and project control for cost-plus-fixed-fee, time and materials, and firm-fixed-price basis contracts in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. Mr. Pirnat has the business acumen to drive profitability, reduce operating expenses, and enhance working capital. More importantly, he fosters an environment of continued innovation, business process improvement aligned with sound internal controls, and compliance best practices.
Before joining MSG, Mr. Pirnat worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as the finance lead for several research & development divisions and was a trusted financial advisor to several senior leaders. Among his achievements in this role, he established new practices to streamline project budgeting and financial forecasting, and developed a number predictive models and tools to provide insight into the organization’s performance to maximize efficient asset allocation.
B.S., Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
- Sr. Advisor & Sr. Fellow, Human Services
Jerry CroanSr. Advisor & Sr. Fellow, Human Services
Jerry Croan is a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at MSG. He chairs the Human Services market group. Mr. Croan has had a 40-year career working to advance health, education, and social policy and practice. Mr. Croan built and led Caliber Associates as its CEO and served as Executive Vice President at ICF. He currently serves as a strategic advisor to various U.S. nonprofits and advisory firms. An expert in both Technical Assistance and Evaluation, he has led program strategy development, technical assistance, and evaluation for many U.S. social programs, including: Race to the Top and Regional Education Laboratories for the Dept of Education; the Child Welfare Gateway, Head Start, the Child Care Bureau, the Office of Family Assistance in the Department of Health and Human Services; the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice; Job Corps and workforce development initiatives for the Department of Labor; and the U.S. military’s personnel and family support programs.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.B., M.C.P, Urban Planning