Our Team


Our Team

Root NYC is a NYC based enterprise focused on testing, incubating and launching promising products and tech-driven companies across various industry verticals and technology stacks.



John began his career as a consultant to the Department of Defense (DoD), where he helped build the  DOD's Y2K Decision Support System.  In 2001 he joined the Accenture Government Center where he was the Lead Architect and Deployment Manager designing and operating the infrastructure that hosted NYC 3-1-1, the world’s largest citizen service center, and well as NYC.gov, the City of New York’s web portal. Since 2005, John has run a consulting business providing technical and program management services for a range of enterprise customers, including The City of New York, The NYPD, Accenture, NYK Line, Perot Systems, and UBS.John was the Lead Migration Architect for the NYC CITIServ Data Center Consolidation Program supporting assessment, planning, and migration efforts across more than 35 City Agencies. 

John as a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.



Sadeq started his career in the Technology Risk Consulting practice of Arthur Andersen, where he assessed the IT risk of companies ranging from early stage startups to global financial institutions. In 2001, Sadeq joined the Global Architecture and Core Technologies practice of Accenture, where he initially focused on core infrastructure technologies, and later IT strategy and transformation. During this time Sadeq was an integral part of the core team that built NYC 3-1-1 and nyc.gov. From 2010 Sadeq has provided independent consulting services and launched 3 companies. His clients over the years have included some of the worlds leading brands, technology companies, and public sector organizations.

Sadeq has a BE in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.