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Mohamed Massaquoi Bio

Mohamed is the founder of VESSOL and a strategic advisor. In the spring of 2017, Mohamed’s life changed following a near-death ATV accident that resulted in the amputation of his left hand. The accident sparked the creation of VESSOL. Vessol helps organizations, leaders, and teams perform by enhancing organizational effectiveness and DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion). Before that accident, Mohamed worked in finance at Morgan Stanley and as a professional athlete in the NFL. Mohamed was a 2009 second-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL draft and played professionally for 5 seasons.


Mohamed earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Mohamed was named the 2008 overall team captain, selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference and Academic All-SEC member. He is a member of the 2018 UGA 40 under 40 class. Mohamed served on the University of Georgia alumni board from 2017 - 2020. Mohamed is a graduate of the Harvard Business School after completing the Program for Leadership Development, which functions as their alternative executive MBA.

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