PhD, Economics, University of California, Riverside
Reza Bavafa has twenty five years of consulting and management experience. For six years he led a strategic management team at AT&T developing financial models and solutions for advanced data communications services. He then joined IBM where, as a program executive, he consulted and led outsourcing accounts involving large teams spread across three continents. His experience spans multiple industries--telecom, health, aerospace, auto, media and entertainment-- and Fortune 500 companies including Providence Health, Kaiser, Boeing, Nissan North America and The Walt Disney Company. For three years he also led the executive leadership program for IBM North America on competitive positioning and effective management of global accounts.