team member

Arif Padaria

Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships

Arif works closely with the CEO, Board and the senior management team to support the development and implementation of Rize’s organic growth plan with an emphasis on driving revenue via global strategic partnerships and alliances.  He also drives corporate development activities that include financing, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions.

Arif brings 25+ years’ experience in corporate and business development across industries and global geographies.  Early on in his career, Arif helped successfully build a couple of enterprise software startups - Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM) and Evolutionary Technologies (acquired by Versata).

Arif earned an M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science, from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Columbia University.