President and Founder, Andrew Parshad, has extensive research, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance experience. His accomplishments include building the quality assurance programs of one of North America’s largest sports nutrition companies; leading inter-laboratory validation studies; initiating change management in Canada’s largest nutritional supplement distributor; and diversifying his skill and talent in the financial institution sector assisting business lines in process improvement. Andrew’s 20+ years of regulatory and quality assurance experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods sector has been recognized globally through his former employers, peers, colleagues and clients.
His academic achievements include an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from McMaster University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management.
Andrew’s roots are in natural health product research. Working with Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, world renowned researcher, physician, and leader in creatine metabolism, Andrew’s accomplishments included co-authoring several publications and acknowledgment for his technical expertise. Five years of research experience were followed by an MBA in Strategic Management.
Briefly working with a Canadian chartered bank in business process improvement, Andrew had the opportunity to develop customer service skills and focus on customer care. With a major focus on the service provided to customers, the banking industry proved to be an excellent training ground. Integrating those principles and learnings with his passion for natural health products, Andrew’s primary focus for Quality Smart Solutions is to provide a client-centric, solutions based service to consumer health organizations worldwide.
Since 2006, Andrew has ensured compliance for and buiding quality assurance programs for hundreds of clients through Quality Smart Solutions
For the past 10 years Andrew is devoted to building Quality Smart Solutions, Inc. through partnerships and strategies to make QSS an international leader providing solutions to Natural Health Product, Dietary Supplement, Food, Cosmetic, Medical Device and Over-the-Counter Drug companies.