How We Got Started

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Our Leadership

Dr. Robert Ramsey
Dr. Ramsey leads Rain operations, including customer project relations and technical team management. Prior to joining Rain, he was a Research Scientist at Agile Photonics, a co-founded venture with research thrusts in nanophotonic display technologies, novel nanolithography methods, and IR quantum dot lasing devices. He holds a BS in Physics, BS in Electrical Engineering, and PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Texas.
Dr. Michael Robinson
(Chief Scientist)
Dr. Robinson leads Rain’s optical design activity and new concept development. He is the author of more than 50 research articles, the book “Polarization Engineering for LCD Projection,” and over 170 US patents. He holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Oxford, UK; and was a Plessey Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. He also served as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Graham Woodgate
(Chief Technologist)
Graham is a Rain Technology expert and leads customer technology relationships, IP development, and technology strategy. Previously Co-Founder of optics start-ups Ocuity Ltd. & Optovate Ltd. and Principal Researcher at Sharp Laboratories of Europe, he has been working in display and optics technology since 1988, with over 160 granted US patents. He holds a BSc in Physics from Bristol University, UK and MSc in Optics from Reading University, UK.
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Wagoner Joung
(Senior Director for Asia)
Wagoner leads Rain’s Taiwan team and manages sourcing, supply chain, and customer projects. In total, he has over 20 years’ display industry experience. He holds a BS in Physics from TungHai University and MS in Nuclear Science from National Tsing Hua University.
Ben Ihas
(Principal R&D Engineer)
Ben manages and operates the metrology and R&D prototyping laboratory at Rain Technology Boulder. He has over 20 years of experience in innovative product development and holds a BE in Engineering Physics and an ME in Optical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Penny Lowry
(Director of IP)
Penny manages the Rain patent portfolio.  Prior to joining Rain, she held positions at IBM, Baker McKenzie, Fish & Richardson, and Seagate Technology.  She holds a BS in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University and a JD from the University of Oklahoma.
Paul Treichler
(Head of Sales & Marketing)
Paul Treichler leads Rain's Sales and Marketing department, expanding the ecosystem of happy Rain Technology customers. His background is in building global sales and partnerships capabilities at companies such as Microsoft, Acquia, and KNIME, and he has supported customers across industries including Financial Services, Retail, Automotive, Healthcare, and Government.  Paul holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Our Board
and Advisors

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Tom Radford
(Board Member)
Tom Radford is a Principal at Onex Falcon, a subsidiary of Onex Corporation, a global investment firm focused in private equity, credit, and wealth management. Mr. Radford has sat on the board of numerous companies, and currently serves as Onex Falcon’s director on the boards of Frontsteps, Prosites, and Marquis Software. Prior to joining Onex Falcon, Mr. Radford was an analyst at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a New York-based private equity fund manager. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Studies and German Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.
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John S. Schnabel
(Board Member)
John S. Schnabel, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Onex Falcon, a subsidiary of Onex Corporation, joined Onex Falcon at its inception. Mr. Schnabel was previously a Partner at Canterbury Capital Partners LLC. Prior affiliations include Generation Partners and General Motors Investment Management Corporation. Mr. Schnabel has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, including current portfolio companies Encore Repair Services, Laney Directional Drilling and Rapid Advance. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Adelphi University, an M.B.A. with emphasis in Operations Research from Hofstra University and an advanced studies certificate from New York University’s Stern School of Business Administration.
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Vikas Keswani
(Board Member)
Mr. Keswani is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners and Head of North American Specialty Lending. Prior to joining HPS in 2010, Mr. Keswani spent a majority of his career at BlackRock, where he was a part of the initial team that established, structured and capitalized BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: BKCC), a publicly traded private investment vehicle. Mr. Keswani is a CFA charterholder and holds a BSE from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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Rafael Fogel
(Executive Chair)
With 30 years of investment and operations experience focusing on media, technology and healthcare, Rafael was a Founding Partner at Falcon Investment Advisors, EVP at SunAmerica Investments, Franklin Templeton, CFO and head of business development at BIG3 Basketball and related entertainment properties, SVP of Finance at MindMaze Holding SA and is currently Executive Chairman of Rain Technology.
He started his career at Franklin Templeton Group of Funds after receiving a BA with honors in Economics from Haverford College. Rafael has sat on the Board of Directors of dozens of companies including Legendary Pictures, ARCA, Saveology, TCC Wireless, and Village Roadshow.
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Shin-Tson Wu
(Advisor to the Board)
Dr. Shin-Tson Wu is the Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics at CREOL, the University of Central Florida, as well as the SID Honors and Awards Committee Chair. He is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2012) and one of the first six inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (2014). Over the years, he has also co-authored 7 books, over 630 journal papers, and obtained 191 patents — including 93 US patents. He holds a PhD in Laser Physics from University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and BS in Physics from National Taiwan University (Taipei).
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Boulder, CO
1930 Central Avenue
Suite A-2
Boulder, CO 80301
Oxford, UK
Magdalen Centre
Oxford Science Park
Oxford, OX4 4GA
6F, No. 37, Sec 1
Qingfeng Rd.
Zhongli Dist.
Taoyuan City 320

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