Shereen is a management consultant at Bain & Company and has worked out of its New York and Boston offices, where she has advised Fortune 500 companies in addressing critical strategic problems, such as cost optimization, growth strategy and organizational restructuring. Shereen graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics. Outside of consultancy work she is involved in youth mentorship programs.Shereen is a first generation Pakistani-American with an interest in her parents’ culture, and with supporting the Pakistani region’s development. At Harvard she helped create the Pakistani Students Association, and believes Pakistan and Afghanistan can be economically successful and politically stable if given the appropriate resources. Barakat’s mission speaks to this belief, because education is a resource that can help women and children move society forward, so Shereen is excited to play a role in Barakat’s growth and success.
Julie is CEO of Landry and Arcari Rugs and Carpeting of Salem and Boston MA. She graduated from Northeastern University’s School of Business in 1989 with a concentration in management. Her coop intern experiences included working at software development company SDC in Cambridge, Bed and Bath as a retail management trainee at, and. overseas in Birmingham England for the West Midlands Development Corporation creating marketing materials to attract US business interest.
Upon graduation Julie became immersed at Landry and Arcari and rapidly established her current position as CEO. Julie has spearheaded, along with her father and brothers, to evolve Landry and Arcari as arguably New England’s premier rug and carpeting industry leader. Julie has previously served on the board of Directors of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 the Boston College Club honored her in a Commemorative Photo Exhibit featuring leading women of Boston.
Julie believes that education is the path to equality and world peace. Through her business and expertise she supports Barakat’s mission. Julie has become passionately aware of the social responsibility to support the families and communities they work so closely with.