Troy Barnes | CEO
Troy serves as Chief Executive Officer of RRDS, Inc., leading the company’s financial operations as well as Corporate Development and Strategy. Prior to joining RRDS in January 2014, he served as an Executive in the technology manufacturing and distribution Value Added Reseller channel from 1984 to 2013.
From 1984 to 1994, Troy was Founder of Kelly Micro Systems, Inc. From 1994-2000, he served in various roles at Millennium Memory, including as the head of operations and manufacturing, Major Accounts and Product Development Research Team. From 2001-2009, he served as CEO of Cheetah Electronics, a technology company.
A native Southern Californian, born in San Diego and raised in Laguna Beach, California, Troy has been bestowed many accolades. “Entrepreneur of the Year, ‘Inc. Magazine'” Finalist, 1990 and 1991, to mention one. In his down time, Troy is pleased to be affiliated with “School Power – Laguna Beach.” and the “Wounded Warrior Project®.”Contact Troy
Samir Naqvi | President
Samir is the President of RRDS. He was appointed President in January of 2015 and has since been responsible for driving company sales and implementing major growth strategies and initiatives while staying true to the company’s core values and brand. Prior to joining RRDS, Mr. Naqvi held various positions within the defense industry. He has a strong Program Management background, coupled with unique Supply Chain Management skills and an in-depth knowledge of Logistics. Samir has been responsible for structuring complex JVs and establishing unique partnerships and teaming agreements that have resulted in more than 1 billion dollars in Government funding through various IDIQs and Task Orders.
Mr. Naqvi is an entrepreneur by nature and has Co-founded several companies including Avant Garde Imports a leading innovator in the food and beverage industry. He has also served at fortune 50 companies such as Citigroup and Barclays in various financial advisory positions. Born in Hong Kong and raised in various countries across the globe Samir is nuanced and apt in developing long lasting international business relationships.
Mr. Naqvi is strong on community and welfare activities. He spends his free time advising on the board of NPO Pity 4 Paws and is also affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project.Contact Samir
Fred Bouman | Vice President
While overseeing the RRDS Direct Federal Sales Channel, Mr. Bouman manages the DOD Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>) Operations & Logistics Support Program for RRDS. Working closely with Prime Contractors, he plays a pivotal role in facilitating fast paced deliveries of mission critical operational gear for U.S counter-narcoterrorism efforts across the globe. The CN> program has seen continual growth under his guidance and benefits from his experience on the previous iteration of this program, the DOD Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO). Prior to joining RRDS, Fred held management positions both inside and outside of the Defense industry. He has a thorough understanding of Program Management, Procurement, and Logistics.
As a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Bouman studied International Relations and Political Science, and has held several student leadership positions. From a young age, Fred has demonstrated a keen interest in serving our Government and has occupied various staff positions within the political field. He has also served in key leadership roles for both the private and public sectors, bringing a diverse mix of talent and experience to the RRDS management committee.
Fred has a strong commitment to family, friends, and community. In addition to organizing blood drives for the Red Cross, he spends his free time volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Habitat for Humanity.Contact Fred