Management Team

Kalar Rajendiran

CEO

Kalar is a Silicon Valley executive with 25 years of business and technology experience at small, medium and large companies. He is very passionate about helping small and medium sized companies and business owners claim their full business potential and personal vision respectively. He takes an ecosystem approach to business management that delivers a win for all parties. His hands-on cross-functional expertise enables his customer and client businesses achieve tangible results. His hands-on experience covers the gamut of market research, situational assessment, gap analysis, process mapping, operations, infrastructure, product and business strategy, technology architecture, product development and management, sales and marketing operations, analytics, managing teams, business model, and executive communications. His professional background includes co-founding Trendicy, a Silicon Valley big-data software analytics company at which he plays the role of president. Prior to this, he was one of the original cast at eSilicon, a Silicon Valley technology company which he helped grow from start up to $100M+ over a 10 year period. Prior to this role, Kalar fulfilled senior engineering, software, and marketing management roles at National Semiconductor, LSI Logic, and Larsen & Toubro. His educational background includes an MBA, an MS in Computer Science and a BE (Honors) in Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Bob French

CMC, Facilitator Emeritus

Bob is a Certified Management Consultant with 35 years of senior business experience. For the past fifteen years he has been working with CEO's and business owners of mid size and small companies on sales, marketing and planning initiatives to deliver growth solutions. Bob spent 20 years with FORTUNE 500 companies in various sales, marketing and business management positions. Ten of those years were with Xerox Corporation in the company’s U.S. Systems Division where he served in several management roles. As Director, Major Account Sales & Marketing selling to the FORTUNE 500 he led his business unit from $12MM to over $100MM annually. After Xerox, Bob formed the World Professional Squash Association and became CEO and Tour Commissioner. During his 10-year tenure he built the World Pro Tour from start up to over 35 events a year throughout North America. During this time he led initiatives and sold programs and packages to over one hundred FORTUNE 500 companies. Bob was the TABsmc franchise owner from 2003 through 2014 and consistently ranked in the top 10% in the TAB world wide system. As the TAB Facilitator he has worked with over 100 companies in San Mateo County to develop and implement winning business strategies and tactics. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has won national and world championships in squash, tennis and table tennis. Bob has served on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Consultants IMC, as well as on a number of national TAB councils and committees and is currently on the steering committee of the Exit Planning Institute, NorCal Chapter. He is also the founder of COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE GROUP, a management company that has been providing counsel to CEO's and business owners for the past 20 years.

Dale Radcliff

CMC, Certified TAB Facilitator

Dale is a Certified Management Consultant with over 30 years of business experience in both large company settings and entrepreneurial middle market companies. Over a fifteen year career at Bank of America, from 1975 thru 1989, he has held numerous management positions including Vice President, Strategic & Market Planning and, as a Vice President selling both to middle market and large corporate banking customers in the bank's commercial banking divisions. In addition, for five years he was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the bank's operations and technology division overseeing a $600MM budget. After leaving BofA, Dale was the CFO of three consecutive $20MM+ companies, the last of which he was also Co-CEO. During these years he managed the mergers and acquisition of several companies as well as the sale of two companies to FORTUNE 500 companies. Dale holds both Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley as well as having successfully completing executive marketing programs sponsored by Columbia and Harvard Universities. Dale served on the national & local executive council of the Boy Scouts of America for many years.

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Ramon Canova

Marque Foods, Inc.

I initially joined TAB to learn how to better deal with ‘me.’ I perceived myself as a primary obstacle to growth. With TAB, I got plenty of ideas on how to view myself and the business differently and this has definitely improved my business. I learned that my business plan is a living document and track it periodically using the monthly progress report. In short, TAB has helped me design business processes that are more systematic, efficient and get results.

Carla Kell-Smith

C Kell-Smith & Associates

Being in business for the last 25 years and then joining my TAB board, I’ve seen such an improvement in my management style and effectiveness. TAB is a great resource for me, the information and the experience with small businesses as well as the insights shared.

Martin Simenc

Home Safety Services

For us, it’s all about generating clients. And how we’ve gone about generating those clients with the help of TAB has really been key to our ongoing success. I knew that I needed a sounding board, needed some outside expertise. And that’s exactly what TAB brings to the table. And it also holds my feet to the fire and keeps me accountable.Kalar is a patient and inquisitive listener who seeks a thorough understanding of the root origins and causes of issues before collaborating on potential solutions. He also helps me to consider "out of the box" type solutions and opportunities that invariably expand my thinking. With his help and guidance, we have resolved numerous tactical and strategic issues and positioned our company for significant growth.

Alex Vaysberg

All Industrial Supply, Inc.

TAB helps you recognize that pretty much everybody has the same type of issues with their business. It clears your head and it re-energizes you. When I leave a tab board meeting I’m re-energized to conquer not only that day, but the next year. TAB helps us focus on ourselves and the other TAB members…the answer is sometimes written on your forehead and you just need a mirror to be able to read that answer.

Adam Messner

Live Wire Supply

Being a CEO can be lonely at times. You’re looking for places to get ideas, other people to speak with to solve problems; this is the perfect place to do that...there is a good exchange of ideas and experience for growing your business and solving problems.