Chief Executive Officer
He has over 30 years experience in marketing and sales in technology industries. He founded and served as CEO at Innovative Robotics for 9 years. He has also held various senior management positions where he has demonstrated the ability to establish or revitalize businesses. While with VLSI Technology he became the largest semiconductor supplier to Apple and then setup and managed that company’s Asian operations, which included three ASIC design centers. In three years revenues grew from less than $1 million to over $70 million annually. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he served for many years as a career-counselor at ProMatch (a non-profit career counseling center for California EDD), where he conducted workshops.
Howard A Lewis
Program Development Director
Howard A. Lewis, M.A., M.S., CBA, CVA, ABAR, has held a variety of leadership positions both in government and in the private sector. Following a career with the Internal Revenue Service, where he attained the position of National Director of the Engineering and Valuation Program, Howard became the Executive Director of the Institute of Business Appraisers (2008-2014) and the International Society of Business Appraisers (2015-2016), before joining Your Career Place. Howard’s focus on leadership development and strategic planning enables him to provide guidance and mentoring to Your Career Place members.
Trained as an engineer, Howard recognizes the value of systematic approaches to career planning. His focus with Your Career Place is to understand individual members needs and goals and to design activities that enable a personal touch for each member.
Ronald D. Rudich, CPA/ABV/CFF, MST, MCBA, CVA/ABAR/MAFF CM&AA, CMEA, BCA
Mr. Rudich is the Senior Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services for Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A., a 96 member Baltimore area CPA and business consulting firm. His responsibilities include valuations of closely held and publicly traded companies, machinery and equipment appraisals, strategic business planning, budget and forecasting services, business consulting, business loss computations, depositions, and court testimony.
Ron has written five white papers; (1) Multiple Uses of Comparative Industry Data, published in IBA’s Business Appraisal Practice, Third/Fourth Quarter 2015, (2) Why Valuation Experts Should Not Use the Term ‘Nonmarketable’, published in Business Valuation Update, September 2015 by Business Valuation Resources, LLC, (3) Rudich DLOM Verification Formula, published in IBA’s Business Appraisal Practice, 2013 Third Quarter, (4) Valuing the Difference Between Voting and Non-Voting Shares of Stock, published in Business Valuation Update, November 2010, and (5) Analyzing the IBA Database Transactions Results, published in the Business Appraisal Practice, Winter 2006/2007.
For the Institute of Business Appraisers, he was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for a two-year term in June 2012 and appointed to the Board for a three-year term in June 2011, appointed as Chair of the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR) Appeals Task Force that provides technical guidance and support on ABAR reviews as of January 2011, and was a report reviewer for the Quality Review Committee (QRC) for those seeking a credential certification from 2008 to 2016.
Mr. Rudich was named a “Business Valuation and Financial Forensic Master”, as part of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analyst’s Industry Titans awards at their June 2016 Conference. He was selected into the Founders Circle of the of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors in January 2013, elected to the Advisory Board in 2004, and received the 2008 Chair of the Year award in January 2009. He was admitted to the Westlaw Round Table Group, Washington, DC expert network as a Round Table Scholar in January 2009 and recognized by SmartCEO as one of the Top CPAs in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area in their September 2008 issue.
Business Development Advisor
Ian Zwicker is the President and CEO of Zwicker Advisory Group, which provides advice and expertise to private companies seeking to access the capital markets. Notable clients include Stirling Energy Systems, a leading utility-scale solar company, and Live Square, an enterprise level antivirus company.
Prior to forming Zwicker Advisory Group, Ian was the President of W.R. Hambrecht, a revolutionary investment bank that introduced the online auction process for IPOs, and was head of the Global Technology Investment Banking practice at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette.
Chief Technology Officer
Our development team is led by Greg Sims. He has over eight years of teaching experience in Africa and the US. He has been in the software-development industry for over 20 years. He has held positions from a developer to the director of software development. He has been involved in youth soccer coaching and mentoring co-workers in math and computer areas. He enjoys helping others learn and grow in their careers.