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A Note on Our Expert: Arshad Chowdury

Arshad Chowdhury is the cofounder of MetroNaps, the first company to provide midday napping facilities in the form of handsome fiberglass pods (shown opposite).

Arshad Chowdhury is the cofounder of MetroNaps, the first company to provide midday napping facilities in the form of handsome fiberglass pods (shown opposite). Like many of his Wall Street–based clients today, Chowdhury’s first degree was in economics. During stints at Deutsche Bank and Smith Barney, Chowdhury witnessed many a desktop snooze, but it wasn’t until earning his MBA at Carnegie Mellon that he conceived of the distinctive MetroNaps pod, a result of extensive (and exhaustive) research conducted on fellow students to suss out the optimal napping environment.

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