Paulette Rakestraw, Founder and COO of Sourceline Medical Supply is an entrepreneur with a passion for business and a heart for helping people. She was approached by the company that is supplying billions of pandemic supplies to New York and FEMA to help them get products distributed throughout the nation to hospitals, nursing homes and first responders.
Paulette started her first business in 1988 as a single parent at the age of 21. She has built multiple companies throughout her career and served as a State Representative in the Georgia Legislature for 8 years. Paulette was the first female to represent her county in the Georgia legislature. She also served on the local board of education in her community. She is the Georgia Commissioner for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment where she has worked in Washington and in many states across the nation.
Paulette decided to leverage her contacts throughout the nation to help get much needed pandemic supplies into the hands of the people that need them. She started SourceLine Medical Supply as a resource to respond to the pandemic and formed other strategic partnerships with suppliers along with way. She also brought investors in with direct access to PPE supplies that have been scarce due to the global demand. By forming this alliance between the medical industry, suppliers and investors, she created a solid, dependable supply chain that is providing products at a reasonable market price with a quick turnaround in a crazy high demand market where prices around the world have been skyrocketing.
Jad Shraim is the co-founder and CEO of Sourceline Medical Supply. Before devoting his time and resources to Sourceline Medical Supply, Jad was in the financial services industry for 15 years. He is a seasoned and talented executive who brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge with particular strength in areas such as market analytics and penetration, financial strategy, and global distribution modeling.
Jad holds a Finance MBA and bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Drexel University. Over his 15 years career in the financial industry, Jad held multiple executive positions at elite firms such JP Morgan Chase bank and Lincoln Financial.
Currently, Jad is a Managing Director and a global market leader at Broadridge Financial Solutions, one of the largest financial technology solutions firms globally.
Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Jad consistently ranks among the top Broadridge employees. He is a 4-time Top Achievers club winner and Award recipient for strategic partner relationship development. Jad is also a nominee for High Potential Program to fast track career development.
Jad has deep relationships and strategic partnerships with medical suppliers globally. He is a key resource to bringing solid supply lines and investors that enable us to source, buy and stock products to supply the states, hospitals and first responders these life saving supplies quickly at competitive market rates. His creative channel incentive model has motivated manufacturers globally to form partnerships with source Sourceline Medical Supply, allowing us to fill the needs of various consumers despite the size of the order.