Bob’s career was primarily in semiconductors in Silicon Valley where he had the opportunity to manage three successive advanced technology high growth businesses from early stage through IPOs and subsequent strategic mergers with Fortune 500 companies. These “gazelle” companies were principally a result of commercializing and marketing the innovative advances from the companies’ R&D laboratories. During the ‘cold war’ he served as an appointed consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on advanced technologies. Concurrently, he became active in specialized venture capital investments and subsequently became a principal in an investment banking firm specializing in strategic mergers.
Upon moving to Lake Tahoe in 1997 he lead the founding of the Sierra Angels to be the premier source of mentoring, venture capital and connectivity for early stage technology companies in the region and upon the subsequent formation of... See More