His earlier career positions included Venture Contact Executive, Corporate Venture Capital for Exxon Corporation; Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis for Memorex Corporation; financial planning, analysis and management roles at Xerox Corporation; and staff physicist for Combustion Engineering, Inc., developing advanced nuclear power plant designs.

Roger holds a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In Rochester NY, Roger is a member of the Board of Directors of Odyssey Software, Inc. and EMRT Corporation and serves as an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. In Santa Fe, New Mexico he is a visiting speaker for Technology Ventures Corporation and a member of the Equity Capital Advisory Team for TVC. Roger is also a participating member of New Mexico Angels, based in Albuquerque.

 

Roger is active in charitable and civic affairs, with a particular focus on economic development and philanthropy. His community contributions have included:

  • Director of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
  • Director of the Rochester General Hospital Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Committee Chair for the Rochester Venture Capital Group
  • Trustee of WXXI Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee for the Rochester Chamber Annual Civic Award program
  • Chairman of the Roundtable for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses in the City of Rochester
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