Toby TobaccowalaFormer EVP, EDS and AppNet

    Mr. Toby Tobaccowala co-founded R4 Global Solutions, Inc. He has owned and led Arinas, Inc. since 2000. Mr. Tobaccowala is an active advisor to a number of emerging technology companies, as well as several leading venture capital firms. He served as a Senior Advisor at Tailwind Capital Group, LLC. Previously, he served as an Operating Executive at the firm. He assisted Tailwind in sourcing, evaluating and performing due diligence on Business and Communications Services opportunities. Previously, Mr. Tobaccowala served as an Executive Vice President at AppNet, Inc., where he completed 12 acquisitions in nine months, enabling the company to offer a full range of services and complete a public offering.

    From 1996 to 2000, he served as the President of AppNet and its Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2000. During his tenure at AppNet, Mr. Tobaccowala assisted with twelve acquisitions, helped take AppNet public, and facilitated the acquisition of AppNet by CommerceOne in 2000. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Direct International from 1996 to 1998.

    Mr. Tobaccowala has a 23 year career with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), where he served as SBU President, among other senior management positions. While at EDS, Mr. Tobaccowala ran several industry business units, including the Media Industry Group, which he grew from startup to over $250 million in annual revenue. During his 23 year career at EDS, he also served as an Executive in the retail, financial and telecommunications business units.

    Mr. Tobaccowala serves as the Chairman of CRI Advantage. He serves on the board of numerous companies, including Olixir Technologies, RedShift Networks, Pearl Street Group and 360Fresh. Mr. Tobaccowala serves as an Independent Director of Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc. and Oceus Networks Inc. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the Chairman of R4 Global Solutions. Mr. Tobaccowala has more than 35 years of experience in the business and communications services sectors. He is a proven technology services industry veteran with a track record of growing businesses from startup to over $1 billion in value. He holds an M.B.A. from the Bajaj Institute of Management in India, and a B.S.E.E. from Majaraja Shivajiroa University in India.

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