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Rocky Richard Arnold

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Author, The Smart Entrepreneur: The book investors don't want you to read. and Founder/Principal, RAM Consultancy USA.

Author, The Smart Entrepreneur: The book investors don't want you to read. and Founder/Principal, RAM Consultancy USA.

8 vouches

Involved In


RAM Consultancy USA
WaveZero/Block Shield Corporation
Paragon Solutions, Inc.


Paragon Solutions, Inc.
Paragon Solutions, Inc.


Author The Smart Entrepreneur & The 90-Minute Entrepreneur August 2013 - present
Founder/Principal RAM Consultancy USA May 2008 - present
Senior Business Advisor Live365 March 2015 - December 2015
Proposal Manager/ Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) June 2012 - January 2013
Managing Engineer Exponent, Inc. - Technology Development Practice August 2010 - March 2012
Senior Grant Writer Silver Spring Networks June 2009 - December 2009
President & CEO Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Inc. May 2008 - December 2008
Co-founder/CEO/CTO WaveZero/Block Shield Corporation January 2000 - May 2008
Director Business Development -- Medical Products SmartFlex Systems, Inc./Logical Services, Inc. - Acquired by Saturn Electronics & Engineering January 1997 - December 1999
Founder/CEO/Advisor to Early-Stage Companies Paragon Solutions, Inc. October 1993 - December 1999
Instructor--Entrepreneurship Notre Dame de Namur University August 1994 - July 1999
Director R&D, Principal Scientist Anamet Laboratories, Inc. - Acquired by FTI Consulting March 1983 - October 1994
General Manager Aerospace Structures & Information Analysis Center (ASIAC) January 1987 - January 1988
Senior Engineer Specialist Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation - Acquired by Space Systems Loral July 1981 - March 1983
Group Head, Motor Case Structural Analysis, Senior Structures Engineer United Technologies April 1978 - July 1981
Captain US Army & U.S. Army Reserves December 1970 - December 1978
Senior Engineer Anamet Laboratories, Inc. - Acquired by FTI Consulting November 1975 - April 1978
Staff Engineer Acurex Corporation/Aerotherm Division - Acquired by B/E Aerospace December 1973 - November 1975
Assistant Structures Engineer UTC/Chemical Systems Division - Acquired by United Technologies May 1972 - December 1973
Graduate Teaching Assistant Missouri S&T January 1972 - June 1972
Research Assistant Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) February 1971 - December 1971
Engineer Trainee St. Louis & San Francisco Railway - Acquired by BNSF Railway June 1970 - September 1970


Stanford University Civil Engineering 1981 - 1983
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering 1971 - 1972
University of Missouri-Rolla Mechanical Engineering 1968 - 1971
Missouri State University Physics & Mathematics 1966 - 1968
Notre Dame de Namur University Marketing 1991 - 1993
De Anza College SolidWorks 2009 - 2010
Santa Clara University 2009 - 2009
Solar/Green Career Institute 2009 - 2009
University of California, Berkeley Telecommunications Engineering 1999 - 2001

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Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Small Businesses

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Alexander Mihai Popovici
We worked together  •  CEO and Chairman, Z-Terra Inc.. Previously Chief Geophysicist, Fusion Petroleum Technologies Inc.. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Lots of experience with startups.
Yanqing (Angie) Du
We worked together  •  Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager, Google. Previously Adjunct Professor, San Jose State University.
Rocky has demonstrated great entrepreneurship through his RFID start up company WaveZero's success. He is a phenomenal writer and communica ... tor being the author of the Smart Entrepreneur book and numerous successful proposals. He is a great mentor to me and other young start up starters and has taught at San Jose State University on the subject..
Russ Lakeman
We worked together  •  Previously Project Manager/Sr. Mech. Engr., KKAB. Previously Consultant, Various.
Rocky is a very driven and supportive leader well fostering an environment of innovation and execution. His straightforward approach leads t ... o clear communication and exceptional buy in allowing team members to function efficiently.
John Zarganis
We worked together  •  Manufacturing Director, Imation. Previously Director of Operations, IronKey by Imation.
I had the pleasure of working with Rocky during the early stages of a startup venture all the way through taking the company public over the ... course of about 6 years. We encountered countless ups and downs during this time period from raising capital, developing and protecting our intellectual property and developing our process and products to build a successful company. Rocky is one of the most intelligent, educated, hard working and dedicated people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Without Rocky's guidance and leadership our company never would have survived the early startup stages. Rocky was and still is a great mentor and friend and he would be a welcome addition to your network.
Adam Tavin - MBA
We worked together  •  CEO, Focus Product Design, Inc.. Previously CEO, Fidget Inc.. Penn State grad.
Seasoned executive and experienced in running startups
Debbie Sedgwick
They're my friends  •  HR Business Partner, Intel Corporation. Previously HR Director, Dionex Corporation.
I've known Rocky for 30 years and he is not only a very intelligent, well rounded entrepreneur with many years of experience as a High Tech ... CEO, but he also has the highest integrity and is genuinely interested in mentoring others by sharing his wealth of knowledge. Rocky would be a great asset to your organization.
Paul Marotta
We worked together  •  Attorney, The Corporate Law Group. University of Southern California grad.
Rocky is one of the brightest, most competent, clearest thinking entrepreneurs I've ever known. I'm honored to call him a long time friend.
Gregory Higgins
We worked together  •  V.P. Operations, WaveZero.
Because he uses science in a creative fashion to solve problems and find solutions. He spends money wisely, and has laser like focus. Rock ... y is a great collaborator that has a proven track record of bringing talent together to meet the challenges of a fast pace business environment.

Gary Bizzo

Gary will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Brad McGoran, P.E., CSCIP, GSLC

Brad will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Peter Woytowitz

Peter will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Adam Tavin - MBA

Adam will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Murray Newlands

Murray will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Tim Russell

Tim will make an awesome entrepreneur.

T. Kim Parnell

T. will make an awesome entrepreneur.

John Zarganis

John will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Sevgi Zübeyde Gürbüz

Sevgi will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Gregory Higgins

Gregory will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Chad Lynch
They're my friends  •  Director of Corporate Business Development, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Chad has a lot of experience interacting with entrepreneurs and their startup issues, especially professional investor funding. He knows th ... e ins and outs of the finance side of business and is personable on top of that. Can't go wrong talking to him.