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 December 2014 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. He has been responsible for structuring complex JVs and establishing unique partnerships and teaming agreements that have resulted in more than 500 million 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 | Program Manager
Fred manages the U.S. Embassy Program for RRDS. Since joining the RRDS team Mr. Bouman has been responsible for developing the U.S Embassy Program into a customer focused channel, which results in fast paced deliveries of mission critical operational gear for U.S Embassies across the globe. The program has seen exponential growth under his guidance and continues to develop vital relationships with friendly nations fostering the State Department’s international initiatives. Prior to joining RRDS, Fred served in management roles both inside and outside of the Defense industry. He has a thorough understanding of Project Management, Procurement, and Logistics.
As a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Fred 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, he held various positions within political parties of elected officials. Fred has 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 his family, friends, and community. In addition to organizing blood drives for the Red Cross, Fred spends his time volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Habitat for Humanity.Contact Fred