PhD, Economics, University of California, Riverside
Reza Bavafa has twenty-five years of consulting and executive management experience. For six years he directed a strategic planning team at AT&T evaluating and recommending strategic opportunities for advanced communications services. He then joined IBM where he led strategic outsourcing accounts involving large global teams. His experience spans multiple industries--communications, health, aerospace, auto, media and entertainment-- and Fortune 500 companies including Providence Health, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, Nissan, and The Walt Disney Company. For three years he also led the Executive Leadership Program for IBM Global Business Services on the effective leadership of global accounts.