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About Us

Innovation Experts

Renaissance Consulting Group brings experience as serial entrepreneurs, operating executives, and investors to companies that are committed to innovation.

 

Our Background

Our team has always been serial entrepreneurs.  We have participated in the startup ecosystem as entrepreneurs, operating executives, consultants, lawyers, and investors.  This gives us a 360 degree perspective on the problems that our clients are facing.

Business Expertise

  • Go to Market Strategy ad Brand Development

  • Product Strategy and Execution

  • Pivots and Turn-arounds

  • Board and C-level management

  • Culture and Change Management

Our Technology Expertise

  • Large scale distributed systems - whether in the cloud, for big data or for IoT - with patents in grid computing.

  • Analytics and machine learning with multiple patents in this area.

  • Lean/Agile Methodologies and DevOps

  • Vertical market expertise in FinTech, Oil and Gas, Life Sciences, HPC and Media and Entertainment

Who We Serve

  • Fortune 1000 companies entering into new markets, products or technologies.

  • Early stage growth companies bringing new products to market or pivoting.

  • Boards of directors and investors who would like an outside assessment of their companies' strategies.

  • Venture Investors who would like deep business and technical expertise to assist with due diligence on new investments.

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Our Principals

JOAN WRABETZ

Ms. Wrabetz has held senior executive positions at:

  • Western Digital Corporation (VP Marketing and Product Management)

  • QualiSystems (CTO)

  • EMC (VP and CTO for advanced technology division)

  • Aumni Data (founder and CEO)

  • Tricord Systems (CEO)

  •  StorageTek (VP and GM)

  •  Aggregate Computing (founder and CEO).


Joan earned an MBA from University of California at Berkeley, a MSEE from Stanford University, and a BSEE from Yale University. 


She holds patents in load balancing, distributed systems, and machine learning analytics. 


Joan has been an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas,  St. Mary's University, and the University of Minnesota business school.

FRANK VARGAS III

Mr. Vargas is an attorney practicing with Rimon Law, specializing in corporate and securities law for venture firms and startup companies in IT and medical technology.  He sits on the board of directors of a number of companies.  Frank specializes in business re-structuring, board structuring, and business strategy.  

Frank has a JD/MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS in Economics from Harvard University.

Frank is currently an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University Law School, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, and St. Mary's University.