Founder and CEO
New York, New York
Morad Fareed is a New York-based entrepreneur and former professional athlete. He is the Founder and CEO of Square Roots™. Square Roots™ is a mission-driven company focused on pregnancy health and wellness. By integrating new technology and scientific findings with intelligent partnerships from medicine to policy to maternal care takers, Square Roots™ brings needed solutions and resources to the most critical period of life: our beginning. Morad was the co-founder of Delos, the pioneering Wellness Real Estate™ Company that focused on improving health and well-being through the integration of health features into the built environment. Delos partnered with an array of the finest medical, scientific, design, and philanthropic institutions to create the first building standard focused exclusively on improving health. Introduced by President Clinton in September 2012, the WELL Building Standard™ has quickly become regarded as the most advanced method of designing and building wellness in the world. Counting alliances with the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, the US Green Building Council, the Clinton Global Initiative, the US Conference of Mayors, and Columbia University School of Medicine, amongst others, Delos has created a national portfolio of healthy homes, offices, hotels, schools, and health care facilities, and was featured in over 1.4 billion media impressions in 2013 alone.
Prior to co-founding Delos, Fareed worked at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he worked on more than $2 billion in hotel development projects including co-creating the hotel industry's first green, LEED-certified hotel brand, Element by Westin™. His previous experiences include the Equities division at Goldman Sachs & Co as a Summer Analyst, the Fixed Income division at Goldman Sachs & Co as a Summer Analyst, a Senior Analyst at management consulting firm First Manhattan Consulting Group, as well as Co-Founder of a successful technology startup, International Communication Systems, which he conceived in 2000 while at Goldman Sachs to focus on establishing VoIP telecommunications throughout the developing world.
Midway through his career, Fareed took time to tryout and eventually join the Palestine National Soccer Team in its efforts to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany. He played with the team for 2 years winning 3 Caps from FIFA. He was featured in two documentaries, BBC’s Frontline Football which focused on the team’s effort to qualify for the World Cup, and Goal Dreams, the award-winning feature documentary which showcased several players’ efforts to make the team, including Fareed’s. He was also featured in Nike’s first ever film on New York City soccer, called Nike NYC: Futbol. Fareed later joined his alma mater, New York University, as an Assistant Soccer Coach, helping guide the team in his two seasons to its winningest back to back years, first league title, and first Final Four birth in school history.
To further his philanthropic and futbol passions, Fareed co-founded and runs Project Phoenix, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that he launched at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative, which is committed to building sports facilities in impoverished communities globally, beginning with a Carlos Zapata-designed futbol stadium and academy in Haiti’s red zone, Cite de Soleil.
Fareed graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Science where he studied Philosophy and Economics, was an Academic All American, Arthur Ashe Award Recipient, Soccer Team Captain and MVP. He is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Business Council, and is Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Clinton Foundation’s 2030 Initiative™, focused on the 20 and 30-year old members of the Clinton Foundation. Additionally, Fareed serves on several advisory boards, including the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute, musician Will.I.Am’s I.Am.Angel Foundation, and Soccer for Peace. He is a native of New York and lives in Manhattan.