Shazi Visram

Founder & CEO

Shazi lives in Connecticut with her husband, Joe and her son Zane!

For as long as she can remember, Shazi Visram has wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself.

As a daughter of immigrants who took life-changing risks in order to create a better world for their children, Shazi has always sought to create wealth and pay it forward—the question was: how?

Her journey took her to Columbia Business School, where she had an “Aha! Moment” while listening with a compassionate ear to a friend’s anguish about the difficulty of finding the time to make her own baby food, and the lack of healthy options in the traditional baby food aisle.

In that moment Happy Family was born. Shazi made it her mission to create a business that could positively impact the health of our children and give back to those who are in need.

Her accomplishments have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and colleagues, including being named one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 in 2012, honored by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region in 2011 and nominated as one of Babble’s “moms who are changing the world” for 2011. Happy Family is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for two years running and was named as Fast Company’s 2012 “Rockstar of the New Economy.”

In addition, Shazi works with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) as a mentor to young and aspiring entrepreneurs from low-income communities. She also serves on the board of Hydros, which manufactures portable filtered water bottles.

Shazi lives in Connecticut with her husband, Joe, her son, Zane, and their perfect pup, Willy. While she considers Happy Family to be her first “baby,” true motherhood is what she loves the most in the world. In the little free time she has, she enjoys yoga and spending quality time with her family.