Zahid Masood founded Z Consulting in 2009.  The firm provides Network and Telecommunications consulting services to the government sector, medical centers, and higher education clients.

Z Consulting Group is an independent professional services firm. Our philosophy and general practice is to provide an unbiased analysis and solutions for our clients. In order to avoid any conflicts of interest we offer no products for sale; we do not accept gratuities or have any monetary exchanges with a supplier, manufacturer, or vendor; and we do not provide operational outsourcing services.

The firm specializes in proven processes involving Telecommunications, Networks, and IT; activity based cost analysis, rates benchmarking and funding methodologies; competitive acquisition, strategic contract negotiations, and implementation.

ZAHID MASOOD | Consultant

Zahid Masood is the Managing Director of Z Consulting Group. Z Consulting Group provides telecommunications and network consulting. Mr. Masood has more than 25 years of experience in assisting public sector, higher education, and healthcare clients with complex strategic technology decisions. His background includes:

Strategic Planning with innovative solutions optimized with state-of-the-art communication technologies, relevant economics and appropriate risk tolerance for:

  • Unified communication networks
  • Voice over Internet Protocol networks
  • Voice and data circuit analysis
  • Wide area networks
  • Video networks
  • Data center consolidation
  • Cost analysis of rates and chargeback models
  • Acquisition
  • Request for proposal (RFP) process
  • Master purchase agreements
  • Project Management / Implementation Oversight
  • KEN KRUPP | Consultant

    Ken Krupp is an independent consultant and a senior auditor working with Z Consulting Group.  Mr. Krupp is an expert auditor in analyzing carrier bills and provides auditing services to international and domestic clients for telecom expense management.  He has led the efforts to streamline worldwide telecommunications and wireless services for a number of global corporations, including Matsushita (Panasonic) Electronics, Real Networks, HP, and IBM.  His efforts have yielded up to 45% savings in voice and data services, bofixed line and mobile, for these enterprises.

    ALISA BERTRAM | Marketing Assistant

    Alisa Bertram is a marketing assistant for Z Consulting Group. She assists in developing clients, organizing and editing sales and marketing materials such as presentations, and brochures.  She also assists in logistics and preparation for trade shows and conferences.