The future as we see it is 3D-printed, and Republic investors clearly agree. We aren't doing it alone, though. Meet our team, a rockstar band of experienced professionals putting their specialties to work towards a future where custom, 3D-printed goods are a part of the mainstream market.
Before we get into it though, it wouldn't be an exciting R3 Printing update without a teaser clip from our campaign video:
Len Gray is a New York City-based serial entrepreneur and corporate attorney. Len is the founder and managing partner at Gray Legal, a forward-thinking legal practice that focuses on representing high-growth startups. Len previously founded inlaw.me, a Cleveland-based online job marketplace that connected legal employers to top candidates. Len received his JD from the University of Michigan Law school and after graduating with honors he was an associate at Latham and Watkins LLP in New York. As an attorney, Len previously served as general counsel for Interplay Ventures.
Raymond "Ray" Spoljaric is a New York City-based serial entrepreneur and former financial services industry executive. Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Aloe Care Health, a smart technology platform for eldercare. Ray's career in finance includes roles as Business Development Director at State Street and Head of OTC Sales and Business Development at Tradingscreen. Ray is an alumnus of the University of Delaware. Ray has been an invaluable asset in helping us guide our growth and business development strategies.
Petra Wood has American roots but was born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland. Petra is a NYC-based digital marketing professional with a track history in the media industry, with previous experience including tenures at Disney ABC Television Group and Leftfield Pictures. Petra has become integral to our team as we expand our online presence and establish our brand. As a skilled creative and an operationally-minded executor with immense drive, she has been instrumental in helping us hone our pitch and branding, as well as building out our digital marketing strategy for this campaign as well as for the upcoming R3 Printer product launch.
Sarah Pavis is a Brooklyn-based full-stack mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience. With product experience in both the US and China, Sarah is capable of working end-to-end across the product development pipeline. While currently a principal engineer at Measure Twice Labs, Sarah has developed industrial and consumer hardware products at startups and large companies alike, including at Littlebits, the Mohawk Group, and John Crane. Sarah has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She has been a key driver in our Design-for-Manufacture/Design-for-Assembly (DFM/DFA) process as we approach the final stages of preparing R3 Printer for its market launch.
Matthew G. Miller is a New York-based intellectual property attorney. Matthew is the founding partner of MG Miller Intellectual Property Law, a modern intellectual property boutique located in Manhattan's Financial District. Working primarily with startups and entrepreneurs, Matthew has helped us create a robust intellectual property portfolio, even with the constraints of early-stage startup budgeting. Before establishing MG Miller Law, Matthew was an attorney at Gearhart Law in Summit, NJ. Matthew received his JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School and holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.
Eric Horan is a District of Columbia-based consultant specializing in government contracting. Eric is co-managing director at Decisive Point Ventures, a venture advisory and investment portfolio focused on early stage technology for defense, space, and infrastructure security. Eric has a deep background in government contracting, having spent over ten years as a contracting officer at the United States Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Eric serves on the National Small Business Association Leadership Council and is considered one of the nation's foremost government systems procurement specialists. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BBA from Emory University.
Thomas "Tommy" Hendrix is a New York-based consultant specializing in defense industry productization. Tommy is co-managing director at Decisive Point Ventures, a venture advisory and investment portfolio focused on early stage technology for defense, space, and infrastructure security. Prior to establishing Decisive Point with Eric Horan, Tommy worked in the financial services industry in New York at Blackstone. Tommy's background includes over a decade spent as an officer in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets), serving globally during that time. Tommy holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is presently pursuing his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.