Steve Tobak is a consultant, writer, and former executive of the technology industry. He's managing partner of Invisor Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based management consulting firm that provides business strategy, executive coaching, and speaking services to CEOs and management teams of small and mid-sized technology companies.
Tobak also writes the Critical Thinking column for Fox Business and the Last Word column for Inc. The popular columns provide unique perspectives, breakthrough insights, and actionable advice on leadership, management and careers.
A 23-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Tobak was formerly Vice President of Marketing at a number of successful companies, including Cyrix, National Semiconductor, Tessera, and Rambus. For a few nanoseconds, he was also President and CEO of InLight Communications. Tobak began his career in 1980 as a semiconductor design engineer with Texas Instruments.
Along the way, Tobak was involved in two IPOs and the development, marketing, and growth of quite a few successful technology and intellectual property businesses. He's perhaps best known for his role in launching Cyrix's Pentium-class processors, the groundbreaking WebPAD, and the world's first sub-$1,000 PC with Compaq - forever changing the personal computer industry.
Tobak holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S in Physics from the State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook. He lives somewhere in the mountains near Silicon Valley, California.