Management

Founder & Principal

Carobar Business Solutions is founded and led by Anita Manwani an industry expert in outsourcing and service management.

Anita Manwani is a highly regarded industry expert with over 20 years of experience in successfully managing various aspects of software businesses and setting up offshore operations in India. Prior to founding Carobar Business Solutions, Anita was Vice President and General Manager, Global Sourcing for Agilent Technologies, where she was responsible for global procurement and Agilent’s operations in India. During her tenure at Agilent, she held a variety of executive positions and was responsible for Agilent’s strategy for building a presence in India. She was instrumental in setting up Agilent’s India operations in her capacity as the Chairman of the wholly owned subsidiary, Agilent Technologies International, Pvt. Ltd. She grew the organization to 1200 professionals providing software and hardware R&D, BPO and IT services to Agilent entities world wide.

Prior to Agilent Technologies, Anita held management positions for over 15 years at Hewlett Packard. She successfully led software technology initiatives for enterprise and telecom markets. As head of HP’s India Software Operations, she defined the business model to the services from India to HP’s external customers. She has extensive experience in M&A, integrating divisions into HP and divesting businesses from Agilent. Prior to HP Anita worked at NASA, leading the development of distributed computing systems.

Anita was one of 80 US women selected as a “Technology All Star” for the National Women of Color Conference for her executive leadership in technology in 2002. She also received the YWCA TWIN award for executive leadership and impact in 2003. She is an active community volunteer and is on the boards of Los Altos Education Foundation, Foothill – DeAnza College Foundation. She is deeply committed to empowering women and serves on the board of Girls for a Change. Anita has published and spoken at various events and panels hosted by Universities and National Associations on Offshoring and Outsourcing.

Anita holds a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry, History, Marketing Management.

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Broido was part of the founding group and acting CFO at Listen.com, a venture-funded (Altos Ventures, August Capital, Austin Ventures, Attractor Partners, Barksdale Group, Hambrecht &Quist Ventures, Trancosmos, Madonna, and all 5 major music labels) start-up which raised over $100M in 4 rounds of financing, prior to its sale Real Networks in 2003. Listen.com developed and private-labeled its online music subscription service, Rhapsody, the current leading competitor to Apple's iTunes. At Listen.com, Mark managed the company’s internal growth from 6 to 160 staff, and managed the finance, legal, and HR/administrative functions. Mark was part of the pre-funding team at Risk Management Solutions, Inc., at Stanford University School of Engineering spin-out, eventually financed by Sutter Hill, Bain Capital, and Morgan Stanley, helping grow the firm from a group of 10 to 500 over 8 years. At RMS he secured development financing and led product development for what became the company's flagship risk analysis model, and later was the top salesperson prior to directing RMS' marketing activity. Prior to RMS, Mark was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, a Harvard Business School spin-out directed by Prof. Michael Porter. At Monitor, Mark worked with a variety of Fortune 100 companies in the telecommunications, R&D, and manufacturing industries. He earned A.M. and A.B. degrees (with Distinction) from Stanford University.

Board of Advisors

Arjun Bhagat was the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.M. Software India (Pvt.) Ltd (RMSI). Arjun was responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of RMSI, and was personally responsible for building strategic customer relationships and opening offices in the U.K., Belgium, Japan, Canada and Australia. As the CFO of Risk Management Inc., a venture funded (Bain Capital and Sutter Hill) company, he led the spin-off of RMSI, a software and BPO company focused on the GIS space. Starting with 5 employees, he grew the company to a 800 person operation with an additional network capacity of 500 seats. In 1999, he negotiated the sale of the company to DMGI, the technology investment arm of the Daily Mail Group out of the U.K. Arjun currently sits on the board of PipeIn, Inc. and on the advisory board of Yodlee, Inc. Mr. Bhagat received his MBA from UCLA in 1988, specializing in Finance and Marketing, and was a Riordian scholar, prior to that he earned a Bachelor’s in Engineering (B Tech) from IIT Delhi, India in 1982.


Haresh P. Patel was appointed to senior vice president of sales and marketing of WJ Communications in October 2005. Mr. Patel brings over 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Before joining WJ Communications, Mr. Patel was vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Agilent Technology's $2B Semiconductor Division. Prior to Agilent Technology, he served as vice president of worldwide sales for PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leader in Datacom, Telecom and Storage Semiconductor Products. Mr. Patel has also held various senior sales and product management positions at Hyundai, Fujitsu, and Texas Instruments. Throughout his career Mr. Patel has focused on and built relationships with leading customers including, Cisco, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Nokia, Huawei, Lucent and ZTE. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.


Sam R. Nakib is the President and Chief Executive Officer of T-RAM Semiconductor. He also serves as member of the Board of Directors in this company.

Mr. Nakib is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry in areas of marketing and sales, business development and general management. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Berkäna Wireless, when it introduced the first fully integrated, CMOS, cellular RF transceiver for GSM/GPRS. While at Berkäna, Mr. Nakib also oversaw development of the next-generation 3.5G transceiver, and directed the company’s acquisition by Qualcomm in December 2005.

Before Berkäna, Mr. Nakib served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Tactical Marketing at Cypress Semiconductor, and was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at IC Works when it was acquired by Cypress. Prior to that, he was with Texas Instruments for 18 years in senior international sales and management positions. In addition, Mr. Nakib serves on the Board of Directors of Mobius Microsystems. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from California State.


Amy Guarino, Vice President of Channels, joined Right90 in 2003 as a member of the executive leadership team.

An experienced sales executive, she leads the global channels and alliance efforts at Right90. As an early Right90 employee, Amy ran the sales and marketing organization. Prior to joining Right90, Amy was the Vice President of Global Sales at Biz360, a marketing analytics SaaS company. Amy has over 20 years of experience in sales and channel management at companies such as Latitude Communications, AlterEgo and iPass, specializing in building indirect sales organizations. She began her career with a 13-year stint at IBM in various sales, management and channel roles. She served as a board member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. She founded the Notre Dame Technology Forum. Amy has a B.A. in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame.

     
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