Our CEO Tolga Tarhan was named a finalist in the 2022 Orange County Business Journal’s Innovator of the Year awards. The awards program recognizes and celebrates Orange County innovators who are creating game-changing products and businesses.
Tolga Tarhan has more than two decades of experience leading companies. He was an early pioneer of cloud native thinking, popularizing developer, and automation focused workflows and serverless application development. In 2013, Tarhan co-founded Sturdy.cloud, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, which popularized these concepts as one of the most innovative AWS partners.
In 2017, Sturdy was acquired by Onica, where Tarhan continued to lead the industry by pushing cloud native concepts into the Fortune 500 and building Onica into the largest cloud native AWS-focused professional and managed services company, worldwide.
In 2019, Onica was acquired by Rackspace Technology and Tarhan joined the executive team as the chief technology officer, where he helped Rackspace return to the public markets with an IPO.
Most recently, Tarhan founded Kibsi, an end-to-end, low-code platform designed to build custom vision-enabled apps with ease, eliminating complexity, risk, and expense. In Q3 of 2021, Kibsi raised a $4 million seed round led by NTTVC.
Tarhan continues to show thought leadership in the field through his extensive speaking engagements at events, industry conferences, and educational groups.
Learn more about the 2022 Innovator of the Year Awards in this special edition of the Orange County Business Journal.