Rob was an early executive in Lucent Technologies New Ventures Group, where he went on to co-found New Venture Partners, a $700M venture capital fund dedicated to forming and funding spinouts of startups based on corporate innovation. Rob has served on many Boards including Internet Photonics (acquired by Ciena), Liquavista B.V. (acquired by Samsung), ShopWell Solutions (acquired by HarvestMark), and Vidus (acquired by @Road). For ten years, Rob served on the board of the Corporate Venturing and Innovation conference during a time when it grew to be the largest global gathering of CVCs.
Recently, Rob has moved to the entrepreneurial side as SVP Business & Corporate Development of a startup spun out of MIT to commercialize smartphone powered medical devices and CEO of a health and wellness mobile app company spun out of IDEO.
Rob serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Thinking at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Senior Valuation Consultant
Sudha Gupta has nearly ten years experience providing valuation services and analytical support to mid-sized and startup companies. Her skills include financial modeling, report writing, and detailed valuations for tax compliance and financial reporting purposes including intangible assets valuations and valuations required under IRC code section 409A and SFAS123R, SFAS141R, SFAS142, and SFAS157.
Sudha is a Chartered Accountant and earned her MBA from SCMHRD in Pune, India.
Travis Kahn is an entrepreneur and marketing specialist with experience in tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. He runs the Health IT Connections Program at the New Jersey Innovation Institute, a business development program for growth-stage health IT entrepreneurs, and was previously the Executive Director at TechLaunch, a tech-startup accelerator.
Blending high-level strategy with tactical execution, Travis is a coveted advisor to early-stage companies searching for product/market fit, new customer channels, and investors. He provides the unfiltered truth a company needs to hear while remaining the compassionate advocate every entrepreneur wants in their corner.
Travis is an Adjunct Professor at The New School—Parsons where he teaches a graduate-level Entrepreneurship course in the School of Design & Technology.
Siobhan McDermott, President of Strategic Management Consulting, has 25 years experience in nonprofit management and consulting. Siobhan counsels senior level professionals and volunteers in the nonprofit community, helping them build momentum in fundraising, strategic planning and leadership development. Siobhan specializes in Capital Campaigns, Annual Fund Development, Board Building and Training, Consensus Building, Feasibility Studies, and Executive Search.
Siobhan works with nonprofits such as Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive, Princeton AlumniCorps, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and TEAM Charter Schools, to name a few. She is presently recruiting confidentially for several agencies.
Strategy and Growth Consulting
Business Model Generation Workshops
Fundraising Advisory Services
We offer skilled and experienced perspective on cutting deals with investors, JV partners and potential acquirers. Rhodium has deep relationships with the US Venture Capital and Private Equity community. And we have experience acting as outsourced business development professionals, both domestically and internationally, bringing a wide range of relationships with North American, Japanese, and European partners.
We are passionate about helping entrepreneurial companies achieve success. Our services include:
From investor backed technology companies with tens of millions in revenues to early stage start-ups with a team and a dream, we specialize in helping entrepreneurs refine their business models, optimize management teams, and position themselves for long term success.
Strategy and Exit Advisory
Expert Independent Advisors For Emerging Growth Companies
Founder & President
George Abraham is a seasoned strategic business and capital advisor with over 25 years experience working with and advising entrepreneurial and corporate companies. His experience as a Founding Partner of a Venture Capital fund, Managing Director with a technology focused i-Bank, Operating Executive and Board Member powers Rhodium Strategies strategy and innovation consulting practice. George looks at technology and innovation not with an engineer’s enthusiasm for elegant code, but with a human eye for usefulness, practical advancement, and social impact.
George serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including Tekserve, T2 Computing and GroundControl Solutions, and is a member of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology where he teaches 'Entrepreneurial Thinking' in the Engineering School.
Roger Boyce is an experienced senior operating executive for software and hardware companies ranging from startups to large enterprises. Roger served as the CEO of Evident Software, Vice President and General Manager of Gateway Systems of Zhone and as Vice President and General Manager of the WAN Systems Business Unit with Ascend Communications, Inc.
Roger has held full strategic and P&L responsibility for start-up operations and divisions, including in-depth knowledge of financing and fundraising, product development, and technology commercialization. He has a proven history of identifying and penetrating lucrative new markets. Roger is an exceptional problem solver and relationship builder at all levels of an organization, achieving buy-in for mission-critical business goals and programs.
Roger is a member of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology where he teaches 'Entrepreneurial Thinking' in the Engineering School.
Scott Faris is an experienced serial entrepreneur with over two decades of operating, venture-financing and commercialization experience, involving more than 20 start-up and emerging-growth technology companies. Scott is currently CEO of Panaceutics, a company focused on scaling personalized therapeutics for wellness and chronic disease management.
Scott has a healthcare startup background as a Founder and Chairman of Nanozyme, Inc., a nano-therapeutics company as well as Aerosonix, Inc, a medical device company developing next generation drug delivery platforms. He also serves as a Venture Partner in IDEA Fund, a Durham, NC based venture capital fund focused on providing early stage investment capital to technology companies in the Southeastern United States. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including Lightpath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH), Absolutely Natural, Inc. and Open Photonics, Inc.