SkillGigs Founder Kashif Aftab Honored with HBJ Most Admired CEO Award

CEO & Founder Kashif Aftab
CEO & Founder Kashif Aftab
HOUSTON - June 30, 2023 - PRLog -- Kashif Aftab, founder, and CEO of SkillGigs, Inc., has been named to Houston Business Journal's 2023 Most Admired CEOs list. SkillGigs, an e-commerce talent marketplace that pairs skilled healthcare and technology job seekers with AI-matched work opportunities, is headquartered in Houston. A panel of judges selected the 50 awardees based on civic engagement, contributions to the company, and career achievement.

Aftab will be recognized with an award on-stage at HBJ's Most Admired CEO Awards Luncheon. In conjunction with the award ceremony, HBJ will publish a special section that will be included in the August 25th edition of the print publication.

"This award is an incredible honor, and I would like to thank the Houston Business Journal for their recognition," said Aftab. "We are proud to be a part of the culture of business innovation in Houston. We are disrupting the typical staffing agency model with hundreds of thousands of Travel Nurses choosing to become SkillGigs Travel Nurses picking up Travel Assignment via our e-commerce style marketplace, and IT professionals choosing to work as SkillGigs Contractors."

Aftab leads all product design, innovation, engineering, and business growth of the SkillGigs Talent Marketplace. A pioneer in the area of e-commerce-style digital marketplaces, he also is the inventor of the 3D Resume, a patented AI and ML resume technology that is utilized in the SkillGigs Talent Marketplace platform.

In addition to his business achievements, Aftab is a dedicated philanthropist deeply involved in the Houston community. He founded the Hajra Begum and the Justice Waheeduddin Ahmed Meal Program at Amanaah Refugee Services in Houston. In 2022, the program provided 101 families with food assistance. He is also a supporter of the Houston Food Bank and a Charter Member of OPEN Houston.

About SkillGigs, Inc.

SkillGigs, Inc. is an ecommerce talent marketplace that pairs skilled healthcare and technology job seekers with AI-matched work opportunities. Founded in 2017 on the belief that companies and talent should be able to interact seamlessly, SkillGigs is dedicated to empowering the users. SkillGigs elevates and maximizes the hiring process by removing traditional barriers. The company's patented AI software matches talent with jobs tailored to their skills, while giving companies with open positions strong candidates who are ready to work. Learn more at


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