Ray Nawara, Executive Chairman
iBroadband Executive Chairman, Raymond Nawara, is a veteran of three decades in the computer/technology industry. Recognized nationwide as a leader in entrepreneurial achievement, Mr. Nawara's vision, management background, and sales and marketing accomplishments provide him with the full range of skills necessary to guide an organization through the passage from relative obscurity to outstanding success. Mr. Nawara was Chairman of CrossAccess Corporation, where he raised over $70 million in venture capital and completed multiple agreements with IBM, both in Europe and United States, including worldwide marketing and OEM. Mr. Nawara was also instrumental in reaching agreements with Sybase, Oracle, Software AG and others. CrossAccess Corporation has been recently sold to IBM.
Prior to his involvement with CrossAccess, Mr. Nawara founded DBMS Inc. - a provider of mainframe software tools and services for IDMS, IMS and DB2 environments. Under his direction, the company grew from a single consulting assignment to more than $25 million international software company. Investors in DBMS, Inc. included Roy Disney's Shamrock Holdings. In 1990, Mr. Nawara successfully negotiated the sale of DBMS Inc. to Computer Associates.
An active member of the community, Mr. Nawara presently resides on the board of directors for a Chicago inner city school, De La Salle Institute. In addition to serving on several other boards, Mr. Nawara lectures at the Chief Executive Officers Club management courses. Mr. Nawara's academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and an Executive MBA in Business Administration.