People: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.OQ)
Mr. Alfred V. Tobia Jr., is Chief Investment Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Tobia is currently Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee of Harte Hanks. Mr. Tobia is a co-Founder and Portfolio Manager for Sidus Investment Management, LLC and its affiliates, founded in 2000, in which capacity he oversees the management of the Sidus equity funds and provides analysis to the firm’s credit fund. Mr. Tobia was previously a Senior Managing Director and Supervisory Analyst (1996 to 2000) within the data networking and telecommunication equipment sectors at Banc of America Securities (formerly Montgomery). From 1992 to 1996, he was a Senior Analyst at Wertheim Schroeder & Co., focusing on PC and entertainment software, data networking and special situations. Prior to that, Mr. Tobia was an analyst at Mabon Nugent & Co. (1986 to 1992), covering various sectors of technology. Mr. Tobia graduated in 1986 from Lafayette College with an AB in Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science. Mr. Tobia has extensive financial experience in both public and private companies and executive experience through the management of a small-cap investment fund. Mr. Tobia’s background and insights provide valuable expertise in corporate finance, strategic planning, and capital and credit markets. We believe Mr. Tobia’s extensive financial experience and his executive and management experience make him qualified to serve on the Board.
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