Shams is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nirvana. He has a strong entrepreneurial track record in the financial technology space. In 1999, he founded Advanced Financial Applications (AFA) and its broker/dealer subsidiary EGS. Prior to starting AFA, Shams spent over 10 years at Morgan Stanley as a Derivative Specialist, with assignments in New York, San Francisco and Asia. Shams received an MBA in Quantitative Finance & Economics from the Stern School of Business, New York University.