Tricia D’Cruz is an experienced senior executive, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur. For more than three decades, she has been a leader in growing high-tech companies. Ms. D’Cruz has the distinction of success at both large multi-national public companies and early-stage startup ventures, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. D’Cruz is Founder and Managing Director of Catalyze Dallas, a holdings company that spins out technology from the global defense industry and starts, funds and builds scalable businesses to take those technologies into broad commercial markets. Within the portfolio, Ms. D’Cruz serves as Executive Chairman of Metro Aerospace and is on the board of Alpine Advanced Materials.
Previously, D’Cruz founded VectorPoint, a strategy consulting firm engaged by the C-suite of mid-market and early-stage technology companies to drive growth and improve financial performance. Ms. D’Cruz executed numerous contracts as a strategy consultant or fractional corporate officer in industries including mobile communications, M2M and IoT, healthcare cloud solutions, fabless semiconductors, and enterprise professional services.
As President of Tekelec’s Switching Solutions Group, Ms. D’Cruz held P&L responsibility as a global supplier of softswitch, media gateway and voice server technologies. At Tekelec, she integrated three acquired companies and subsequently tripled revenues, becoming the global market share leader in the wireless media gateway market.
As Executive Vice President at Efficient Networks, Tricia led all the product divisions during revenue explosion from $3M to over $200M in less than two years. Ms. D’Cruz orchestrated dramatic internal organic growth in parallel to integrating three acquired companies during this period. As the global market leader in Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) access products worldwide, Efficient went public in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by Siemens for $1.5 Billion. Post-acquisition, Ms. D’Cruz was promoted to President of the Access Solutions Division, responsible for the North American wireline access market.
D’Cruz graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Science.