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Sam Tyagi is currently a founder and managing partner of Argean Capital, as well as chairman and CEO of KlearNow, technology startup looking to disrupt a portion of global supply chain.
He has founded and acquired three IT integration and product businesses. Subsequently turned around and sold them, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value, achieving a number two ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Hot 100 List.”
He was founder and CEO of Softline, an IT integration, services and products company in the SAP and Oracle ERP space. Later, he was the founder and CEO of Systech, an SAP integration and services company, which he sold to ACS, a subsidiary of Xerox. He subsequently re-acquired Systech from Xerox, successfully turned it around and sold it to Softtek tripling shareholder value in less than three years.
He is a board member of American Red Cross Silicon Valley. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University.
He is an avid golfer and enjoys snowboarding.
Multiple Notable Exits: KPMG, ACS Xerox and Softtek Advisory Boards: Merrill Lynch Private Client and American Red Cross
Rick is one of the Founders at KlearNow, a technology company which is transforming a portion of global logistics. He is a 20-year Logistics expert who demonstrated success in multiple positions at DHL within Operations, Engineering, and Sales. It was this well-rounded background within the logistics industry and his desire to solve a much bigger problem which sparked KlearNow.Rick attended university in Colorado and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Travel and career brought Rick to one of the only places on earth to launch a start-up, Silicon Valley.
He is an avid sailor and snowboarder, both of which he enjoys doing with his wife and two kids.
DHL Expertise: Operations, Engineering, Process Improvement, Sales, Labor, Fleet and Aircraft
Ulf is a co-founder at KlearNow, technology startup looking to disrupt a portion of global supply chain.
He is a 30-year veteran of high-pressure Silicon Valley start-ups with notable exits behind him. Prior to co-founding KlearNow, he held executive positions at Databricks and Hortonworks; before that he played a critical role during his 5 years as Senior Vice President at MySQL in helping it grow from start-up to successful $1B acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Before joining MySQL, Sandberg was Vice President, field services at Marimba which went through a high-profile IPO before being acquired by BMC. Earlier in his career, Sandberg held a number of engineering positions in U.S. and European companies.
Ulf was born, raised and educated in Sweden where he earned his MSEE from Lunds Institute of Technology and resides in Silicon Valley, California.
Multiple Notable Exits: Marimba, MySQL, Hortonworks
Angela Aaron is currently serving as a corporate officer and the Director of Compliance for KlearNow, a technology startup looking to disrupt a portion of global supply chain.
She has dedicated her entire professional career to the global trade and customs industry, first developing and managing a free trade agreement compliance program for an importer before joining the managed services arm of JPMorgan Chase Vastera as an analyst, and most recently spending 11 years with KPMG providing strategic consulting services to the world's largest importers and exporters.
She has assisted many large multi-national organizations with all aspects of their trade compliance needs including but not limited to classification, valuation and country of origin matters, audit readiness/defense, partner government agency requirements, global expansion into additional import/export markets, mergers and acquisitions, cost savings programs, trade war navigation, and global trade management software implementation and optimization.
A licensed US customs broker and Accredited Zone Specialist, Angela is also currently serving as Programs Director for WIT-NC. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Kettering University. She loves to travel and is an active volunteer, mentor, and philanthropist.