Resume of Bob Caspe
summary of qualifications
Bob Caspe is a serial entrepreneur, and educator in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship.
Currently, he is semi-retired and CEO of the Caspe Group LLC.
Prior, he served as CEO of the IEC where he provided educational services and consulting services. He continues some involvement with the IEC as a board member.
Prior to that, he served an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College’s MBA program and has written and lectured extensively on the subject of entrepreneurship and small company creation and success. He has been teaching entrepreneurship since 2005 and has served as faculty director for numerous entrepreneurship programs. As well, he has taught and spoken at entrepreneurship events in Brazil, Chile, Switzerland and Mexico.
Bob mentors and advises many small companies. He participates in strategic planning, sales calls and technical design processes. He serves and has served on several boards of directors.
He has also served as CEO and Chairman of several companies that he cofounded, in several industries. These include: medical electronics, machine vision, graphic arts, photojournalism, and consumer electronics. These companies have developed, under Bob’s leadership, everything from integrated computer system products and software, to embedded systems and custom integrated circuits. Common threads throughout all of these companies are the fields of signal processing and imaging. Bob has an engineering background and has expertise as a software and hardware designer. As well he has a solid theoretical understanding of many signal-processing algorithms.
Over the years, he has developed a clear understanding of the marketing and growth issues that confront small companies.
CEO. Along with four partners, he has created the IEC, a business incubator located in Newton Massachusetts. The IEC provides facility space, entrepreneurship education, mentorship and an international network for up to 20 startups. The IEC assists companies all over the world with growth strategies and market development.
IEC educational programs on entrepreneurship are given on numerous US college campuses including Boston College and Suffolk University and overseas at prestigious colleges throughout the world including FGV (Brazil), UDD (Chile), Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), IBMEC (Brazil), SENEC (Brazil) and others.
Chairman of the Board. SaniChaise designs and manufactures a patented hospital bedpan that provides significant advantages to the patient and caregiver.
Vice-Chairman of the Board. Park Assist designs and manufactures advanced imaging products for the garage parking industry.
2010 – 2013
New York, NY
Bob serves as an advisor and in some cases, an investor and stockholder, for various companies.
• MNL – A Chilean manufacturer of Maqui based nutraceutical products.
• MySeniorCenter.com – a supplier of hardware and software to senior centers
• Cocoa Metro – Premium chocolate milk sold through retail food stores
• Wikistrat – Online Political Strategy Consulting
• Rice Camera – Digital Camera Representative
• RPM – Power Efficient Building Management Consultancy
2008 – Present
Advisor – Various Companies
Founder and CEO. NaturalPetRx.com is a new Massachusetts startup venture which manufactures and sells herbal products for veterinary use.
2010 – 2014 NaturalPetRx.com
Co-founder and CEO. Emano Tec is a new Massachusetts startup venture which has developed a pocket-sized and washable data tablet that is focused upon the medical industry.
2007 – 2009
EMANO TEC, Inc.
Adjunct Lecturer. Bob taught the course “Marketing for Entrepreneurs” in the MBA program at Babson College. In addition, Bob served as faculty director and taught numerous one-week seminars on entrepreneurship. Some of these are through Babson’s Executive Education group and some are directly to schools and companies.
He has been twice nominated for teacher of the year by the graduate class.
2005 – 2011
2003 - Present
The Caspe Group
Founder and President. The Caspe Group is a consulting organization that assists corporations with marketing, sales and product development and overseas manufacturing. As well, the Caspe Group performs due diligence reviews for venture investors.
1995 - 2003
Sound Vision, INc.
Co-Founder and President. Sound Vision is a new Massachusetts company built with many of the same members of Leaf. Sound Vision introduced the world's first 800k pixel CMOS digital camera. It then produced the world's first ARM ASIC specifically designed for low cost digital cameras. In 2001, Sound Vision created a series of TV-centric digital image viewing products that were sold through a number of OEM resellers. In 2002, SVI pioneered the creation of innovative television direct marketing channels for digital cameras in order to expand the market to new, less PC capable, customers.
1986 - 1995
Leaf Systems, inc.
Co-Founder and President. Leaf Grew to over 30M in sales without the need for any external financing and was subsequently sold in 1992 to Scitex, Inc., a public corporation. Leaf successfully dominated the photojournalism market with innovation in image processing equipment used by newspapers and magazines. Leaf also lead the field of digital photography with several innovative products.
1974 - 1986
Co-Founder and President. CDA grew to over 15M in sales and was subsequently sold to Analogic Inc., a public corporation. CDA lead the array processor market with the first microprocessor based array processor which was sold to several CAT and MRI system manufacturers. CDA developed a direct end user business with its own innovative Nuclear Medicine System which was subsequently licensed to Siemens Medical Systems. CDA was venture financed by several large venture capital firms.
971 - 1984
Signal Processing Systems Inc
Lead hardware engineer for the development of a programmable Array Processor. SPS was a small startup.
Publications and Speeches
- Entrepreneurial Action – a textbook used by several courses on entrepreneurship.
- BLOG – located at http://caspegroup.com
- Keynote Speaker at Tec de Monterrey Entrepreneurship Forum 201
- Bank Santander Entrepreneurship Online Program
Price Babson SEE-24 Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators
1965 - 1969
New York University School of Engineering and Science
BSEE, 1969, Member of Etta Kappa Nu, engineering honor society.
2005 – 2006
MIT Venture Mentoring Services – Mentor to entrepreneurs
2005 – 2006
Babson College MBA Entrepreneurship Program – Mentor to entrepreneurs
1994 - 2001
Sherborn Dollars for Scholars, Director
Wynton J. Lemmon Award
Award for technical contribution to Photojournalism
SBANE Entrepreneur of the Year
Award for leadership in small business
Seybold Product Concept of the Year
Award for the development of the HDR concept in publishing
Mr. Caspe is an accomplished artist who works in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, wood, photography, ceramics, copper and, most recently, glass. Some of his works can be view on his personal website