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Mr. Rick Darnaby

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Managing Partner

Local Address:  Santa Barbara , California , United States
Darnaby & Associates, LLC

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.B.A.
    Oklahoma State University
  • B.S.
    Oklahoma State University
  • Advanced Management Degree
77 Total References
Web References
Pivotal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) >> Press Releases, 31 Jan 2002 [cached]
"Somera is advancing its competitive advantage in the telecom market through a strategic initiative designed to strengthen our intellectual capital in data and synchronize business processes across our extended enterprise," said Rick Darnaby, President and CEO of Somera Communications.
Rick Darnaby, Senior Vice ..., 17 June 2009 [cached]
Rick Darnaby, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Motorola's Personal Communications Sector EMEA, commented: "Motorola is perfectly placed to deliver the same level of internet experience beyond the desktop, whether it is in the pocket, at home or in the car.
Board of Directors, 8 Nov 2006 [cached]
Rick Darnaby - President & Chief Executive Officer, Sound IDRick Darnaby joined Sound ID in April of 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer.Mr. Darnaby brings a wealth of global executive level experience and success from Motorola, NutraSweet, Monsanto, and Somera Communications, Inc.He has a track record of running efficient, agile, entrepreneurial, operating companies within these large corporations.His strong strategic and financial focus, operational skills, and leadership capacity, are tremendous assets as Sound ID aggressively builds a new category in the global medical device and consumer electronics markets.
Mr. Darnaby has built a number of large global businesses in a variety of industries.His global business experience is extensive and includes Region President and General Manager for the Motorola Company in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).He also served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Consumer Solutions Groups, which included the consumer products businesses.Following Motorola, Mr. Darnaby served as President and CEO of Somera Communications, Inc., a global provider of telecom and IP infrastructure equipment and services traded on NASDAQ.He is the former President of The NutraSweet Group, a subsidiary of Monsanto, and also CEO of Monsanto, Canada.Mr. Darnaby has served on a number of corporate boards of directors, as well as a number of government and academic boards and committees in the United States and abroad.He has been a guest lecturer at top graduate business schools, including Harvard and Northwestern's Kellogg school.
Mr. Darnaby holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University, and an Advanced Management Degree from the I.N.S.E.A.D. (Institute of European Administration) in Fountainbleau, France.
SRI Sports - International - Field, Track, Indoor, Tennis Systems & Services, 17 Nov 2003 [cached]
Rick Darnaby Chosen to Lead ASPG, SRI Sports
American Sports Product Group, Inc. (ASPG), one of the largest organizations of its kind specializing in sports surfaces, equipment and construction, announces Rick Darnaby as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Effective immediately, Darnaby will also serve as President and CEO of SRI Sports, Inc., ASPG's largest subsidiary.
According to Max Chapman, chairman of ASPG's board of directors, Darnaby was selected because "the company's dramatic growth in the past ten years has led to the need for a change in direction, which we believe Rick Darnaby will help us achieve."
Darnaby joins ASPG after serving in numerous leadership positions, including, most recently, that of CEO for Somera Communications, Inc. in Santa Barbara, California. (Somera provides telecom infrastructure equipment and professional services internationally.)
Prior to his role at Somera Communications, Darnaby held roles of regional president, senior vice president and general manager, and corporate vice president and director for Motorola Company.Darnaby's other positions included president of The NutraSweet Group, and prior to joining that company, Darnaby worked for Monsanto Company.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Darnaby attained both his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration there.He earned an advanced management degree in international business at the Institute of European Administration in France, and has been a speaker for the Leigh Bureau of New Jersey, as well as a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Northwestern's Kellogg School.
Rick Darnaby ..., 18 Mar 2002 [cached]
Rick Darnaby President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Rick Darnaby has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since joining Somera Communications in September 2001.Prior to joining Somera, Mr. Darnaby was employed in a number of positions at Motorola, Inc.From December 1999 to April 2001, Mr. Darnaby served as Regional President, Senior Vice President & General Manager - EMEA for the personal communications business, from February 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Darnaby served as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Consumer Solutions Group, and from November 1996 to January 1998, Mr. Darnaby served as Corporate Vice President & Director, Global Brand Management for Motorola.From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Darnaby served as President, and from 1991 to 1994 served as executive in various capacities for The Nutrasweet Group.From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Darnaby served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto, Canada, Inc.Prior to 1989, Mr. Darnaby served in various positions of management for Monsanto Company.Mr. Darnaby holds a B.S. degree in business administration and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University.Mr. Darnaby also holds an Advanced Management Degree in International Business from I.N.S.E.A.D. (Institute of European Administration) Fountainbleau, France.
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