Tolga Tarhan has more than two decades of experience leading companies. He was an early pioneer of cloud native thinking, popularizing developer and automation-focused workflows and serverless application development.
In 2013, Tolga co-founded Sturdy.cloud, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, which popularized these concepts as one of the most innovative AWS partners. In 2017, Sturdy was acquired by Onica, where Tolga continued to lead the industry by pushing cloud native concepts into the Fortune 500 and building Onica into the largest cloud native AWS-focused professional and managed services company, worldwide.
In 2019, Onica was acquired by Rackspace Technology for $323 million and Tolga joined the Rackspace executive team as the Chief Technology Officer, where he helped Rackspace return to the public markets with an IPO.
Most recently, Tolga founded Kibsi (https://kibsi.com/), an end-to-end, low-code platform designed to build custom vision-enabled apps with ease, eliminating complexity, risk, and expense. In Q3 of 2021, Kibsi raised a $4m seed round led by NTTVC, and is expected to launch their platform in late 2022.
Tolga continues to show thought leadership in the field through his extensive speaking engagements at events, industry conferences, and educational groups. Tolga holds an M.B.A. from the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University. In this edition of Critical Mass Business Talk Show, Tolga Tarhan joins host Rich Franzi to share his entrepreneurial journey and insights as the founder & CEO of Kibsi.
Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com.
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