Shabbir Husain was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent much of his childhood there. At the age of 10, he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he attended the highly-regarded Barker College. Once Shabbir returned to the United States at the age of 17, he finished his secondary education at Hoover High School–a top tier institution–with a 4.0 GPA. He pursued his B.Sc. in Accounting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his undergraduate degree and Masters equivalence within four years. Upon graduating, he passed the CPA exams in just three months and began working in a public accounting firm in Atlanta, GA, where he currently resides. Shabbir received his CPA license shortly thereafter and now has several years of public accounting experience in the areas of tax, financial statement compilation/review, and audit, among others. He is a partner at RedHorse Payroll, a timekeeping and payroll processing and compliance firm, servicing small businesses in the Greater Atlanta Area.