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Rich Tobey

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Antonio, Texas Area, US

CPA and technologist focuses on funding/strategy/growth for patentable, innovative offerings. One successful exit to GM Tier 1 Vendor.

CPA and technologist focuses on funding/strategy/growth for patentable, innovative offerings. One successful exit to GM Tier 1 Vendor.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Full Stack Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Full Stack Engineering

Involved In


Social Commerce, Inc.


Managing Partner VMAX Consulting, LP 1999 - present
Contract CTO Rail Yard, Inc. 2011 - November 2014
Contract CTO and various senior roles. MarketQuiz, Inc. April 2008 - June 2011
CEO/President STTI, Inc. 1996 - 1998
Controller, then CFO JANA, Inc. 1995 - 1996
Tax Senior Associate KPMG US 1993 - 1995


The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business Taxation 1991 - 1993
The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business Accounting 1987 - 1993

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Anything innovative without ad based revenue model.

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Business Analysis • Business Strategy • Management consulting • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I've founded three companies and held executive management positions in five. At VMAX, we developed an AI engine to make document review decisions for legal cases which was published in a paper by as being more accurate than a team of human reviewers using a complex decision criteria. At 26 I was president of my first company with 180 people reporting to me. I limit my involvement in projects to ones that that have a strong innovation element to them with true intellectual property and path to cash flow.

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Christopher Erck
They're my friends
Rich may be the smartest person I know. He has a keen intellectual mind with technology, legal and accounting skills that allow him to see b ... eyond the horizon for analytical problem solving, forecasting and strategy mapping.
Christopher Harman
We worked together
Rich is a seasoned technology professional with a deep understanding of matching application architecture with business planning and objecti ... ves.
Iris Schimke
We worked together
He already is a great entrepreneur. He has started, run and sold multiple businesses. Is extremely open to challenges and understands risk v ... ersus reward. You will be lucky to have him in your network - he will help others extend beyond what they intend as he has helped me grow my business.
Edward Garcia
We worked together
Driven, Wealth of knowledge, Ideas put to action.
Jason Wright
We worked together
First, he already is an entrepreneur. He is successful for several reasons. First, he is constantly seeking ways to improve his chances fo ... r success. This includes educating himself, seeking other experts' input, and dedicating the necessary time and energy required. Next, he is a very good at understanding the situation - the market, the key players, the landscape (political, personable, and legal), and the financials. Also, he is very good at communication. He communicates well both with executive/board members all the way down to the lowest level workers. He is always genuine and honest. Finally, and perhaps most important, he has the necessary drive. His business is always on his mind. He is always up extremely early to invest time in his business way before the rest of us. This continues well into the night as he continues to push initiatives forward.
John Meeske
We worked together
I have been in business with both of our money on the line at risk. We both had troubled partners and wored through the entire very stressf ... ul deal successfully.

Kasey Christie

Kasey is energetic and looking for opportunities. He has a technical background in science and IP law, skill sets that every founder needs ... on their team. Rich

Tim Kaufeldt

He's that man.

Tim Kaufeldt
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, TankSoft LLC. Previously CEO, MercuryIQ.
Tim has been there and done it. His successful company was a competitor of mine. We've since become friends and share a passion for busine ... ss strategy and execution discipline. He naturally possesses a entrepreneurial view of the world and has created hundreds of jobs. He got business from the worlds largest companies while starting with nothing but an idea. If we get the chance to work together in the future, I'll definitely do it.