The Bob Dies file

Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.

At IBM: Worked for 30 years, most recently as general manager of its

Network and Personal Computer Division.

Before the FBI: Lived in Westport, Conn., with his family, where he

worked on his church's Web site.

Management style: "Action oriented," he said. Standing 6 feet 7 inches

tall, Dies is aware that his height can be intimidating. He tries to compensate

for this by empowering people around him. "I don't do well in a hierarchal

situation. That's not my strength."

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