Hafiz spent much of his adolescent years in southern Illinois and central Kentucky. Graduating near the top of his high school class, Hafiz decided to attend the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, on a full academic scholarship majoring in Pre-Medicine and minoring in Communications.

After graduation and spending some time working in the telecommunications industry, Hafiz decided to pursue a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with double major concentrations in Marketing and Business Intelligence. In the fall of 2017, Hafiz graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, with his MBA.

He previously worked as a small and medium business sales manager for Verizon Business, where he helped manage business relationships in the mid-market space. He was promoted to senior manager of business sales for the Northern Indiana territory in February 2021. He is an experienced business consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry, specifically in operations management, analytical, sales, customer satisfaction, and environmental scanning. In 2020 Hafiz received the Coin of Excellence distinguished award by Verizon Corporate Leadership.

Hafiz resides in Chicago, IL, with his loving wife, Katherine, and his adorable daughter, Journie.