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Deidrie Towery, Founder and President, ProActive Business Solutions, Inc.

ProActive, a leading IT support company, has been honored as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times; one of the 100 Largest Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area; one of the 25 Largest Women-Owned Businesses in the East Bay; Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Woman-Owned Business of the Year and a Woman of Distinction (technology field) by the Business Times.

Deidrie, known as DeeDee, has been a pioneer in technology for the last 25 years, primarily involved in project management and managed services.  She has designed and installed computer systems all over the world in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, financial services, computer technology, semiconductors and others.

In 1998, she founded ProActive with two employees and has since grown the company to over 250 full-time and part-time employees throughout the United States and Canada.  ProActive provides technology, including specialized technology relocation services; IT support services, systems design services, and laboratory and cleanroom services.

DeeDee is passionate about delivering quality services on-time and on-budget with close attention to her clients’ needs.  She has built long-term relationships with a wide variety of companies in the Bay Area and elsewhere in the United States, including Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials, Banc of America Securities, Kaiser Permanente, Brocade Communication Systems, Microsoft, AOL, Amtrak, the Port of Oakland, Shell Oil and others.

DeeDee graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 


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