Rafa Blachman, Founder

Business Developer

Los Angeles, California, US

Rafa is looking to join a startup

Rafa is looking to join a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Aerospace

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Sales
Managing People
Product Management
Marketing
Technical
Background

About Rafa

I consider myself as a prime candidate for COO and CEO positions for startups. I've managed the operations side of dot-coms, real estate investment companies and pharmaceutical companies ranging from 5 to 350 employees. I've built teams, served as point person on system implementations, national sales campaigns and as the coordinator of company's IPO from the due diligence phase through the offering.

I am an instrument-rated private pilot and volunteer in aviation and aerospace - specifically in supporting continuing education for pilots and supporting aerospace startups through AeroInnovate and EAA. I received my operational training in the Israeli Air Force, I have a degree in Psychology from UCSB and an MBA from UCLA.

In hindsight, I've demonstrated the ability to learn industries quickly and to apply strategic and managerial expertise to each company I've joined. I listed aerospace as my industry because that is where I would like to head, although I am open to other areas if the team is right.

Education

UCLA Anderson School of Management

MBA

- 2003

UCSB

Psychology - Neurology

- 1997

Certification

Board of Directors Certification - UCLA Anderson