Dr. Richard G. Caro is CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., a boutique management consultancy which he founded in 2004 to help managers and entrepreneurs turn technological innovation into profitable businesses faster, and with less consumption of capital, than they would otherwise do. Richard has particular expertise creating and growing businesses based on complex science & technology, and in managing innovation.
Prior to TangibleFuture, Richard was Managing Director at RHK, a provider of advisory services to the communications industry, where he led consulting engagements with multinational businesses such as Intel, and Carl Zeiss; research institutions such as Battelle, and Sarnoff Corporation; and a variety of emerging startup companies. From 1986 to 1999 Richard held operational roles in high tech companies in Silicon Valley and Boston. He was CEO (founder) of Vital Insite, a venture-backed, medical device start-up developing noninvasive monitoring products; Engineering Program Manager at Coherent, one of the world's largest laser manufacturers; and CTO of Summit Technology, a pioneer in the laser refractive surgery (LASIK) business. Before entering industry, he was a member of the research staff at Stanford University.
Richard has been responsible for the development of a number of successful products and has 20+ issued patents. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) degree from Melbourne University, Australia (1977), and a D.Phil. in experimental physics from Oxford University (1982) -- where he was a Rhodes Scholar.