The Right skill set

Bob Howe

Advisory Chairman

Bob is a management advisor to the Cava Investment Team. Bob is currently the Chairman of Montgomery Goodwin Investments, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Bob spent 1998 through 2002 as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Scient, an e-business consulting and services company.  Bob was a part of the 10 person team that started the firm, which went public in 1999. At its height, Scient had over 2000 employees and an annual revenue run rate of $400 million with a market capitalization of $9 billion. From 1995-1998 he was the general manager of IBM’s global banking, financial and securities business. Prior to this, Bob founded the IBM Consulting business. Starting the group in 1991, Bob created the strategy and built a worldwide network of consulting practices, which supports all industries. Today it is the largest information technology consulting business in the world at over $30 billion in revenue. Starting in 1976 at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, he consulted extensively in the information technology and financial services arenas. He was head of the firm’s worldwide commercial systems division and the worldwide financial services practice. He was elected Senior Vice President in 1986 and served as a member of the Board of Directors for nine years. He was also on the firm’s Operating Council for over five years. Prior to 1976, Bob worked for Atlantic Richfield in the information technology area and was the Chief Information Officer of a Fortune 500 food conglomerate. Bob is an active angel investor in several consulting and Internet services companies. He serves on the Boards of JohnsonDiversey, Inc., and Symphony Services.