Shabnam is the co-founder of Big Bad Boo Animation Studios and Oznoz, an OTT platform for kids. Oznoz is an ad-free subscription based platform with shows like Sesame Street, Babar and Super Why offered in 10+ languages. Shabnam has produced many shows including Mixed Nutz, 1001 Nights, Lili & Lola and is currently in production on the preschool series 16 Hudson with TVOKids. Big Bad Boo’s shows have aired on over 120 countries on PBS, CBC, Disney, Teletoon, Cartoon Network, ORF, Discovery Kids, Gloob Brazil, RTBF, and MTV3. With offices in New York and Vancouver, the company produces and distributeskids content, educational games, comic books and curriculum materials.
With a BS in Computer Science, a BA in German Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from New York University, Shabnam has spent over 10 years on Wall Street and held managerial positions at EXIS, Misys and Deloitte & Touche.
As an entrepreneur and producer, she has appeared on CNN, FOX, CBC, BBC and NPR. She speaks English, German, Persian, French, and Spanish.