Portrait of Charles TobiaCharles Tobia joined DGS in October 2017 as the Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Research.

He previously served at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he led teams in the research, development, and launch of new business computer server products. For many years, he operated a successful consultancy through which he delivered business process improvement, software implementation, and strategic initiatives to public-sector clients such as Caltrans, California State Personnel Board, CalPERS, and CalSTRS.

He started his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse in Sacramento, where he specialized in custom information system development. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from California State University, Sacramento and Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.