Santa Clara University

Bob Dench

Aeronautical Research Engineer NASA

As an aeronautical research engineer I performed flight research with NACA & NASA followed by servicing in the US Navy as an aircraft carrier based jet fighter pilot. I have a broad multi functional business background with an emphasis on both acquiring and starting up and managing companies as well as turn around situations. The concentration has been with small & medium sized well focused proprietary and differentiated industrial product and/or service companies, much of it in the food processing and agricultural areas. I've also gained experience in the financial community (Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Commercial Banking & LBO/Private Equity). I received a BS Engineering from SJSU in 1955 and an MBA from SCU in 1965.