Steve Tobak is a consultant, writer, and former senior 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 and ValleyBeat columns for Fox Business and a new column for Entrepreneur. The popular columns provide unique perspectives, breakthrough insights, and actionable advice on leadership, entrepreneurship and technology.
A 23-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Tobak was formerly Vice President of Marketing (and sometimes Sales) 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 a number of successful high-tech 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.