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Ron Holmes, Inventor of the Ryker Grip

In This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Ron Holmes, inventor of the Ryker Grip, side mounted fireams grip.

About Ron Holmes

Ron Holmes retired from Marine Special Operations Command after serving over 20 years in the U.S. Marines. During his time at MARSOC as the Communications Operations Chief he was the senior enlisted responsible for the creation of the first Marine Special Operations Communications School called MNOC (Marine Network Operators Course). Prior to this he served with Force Reconnaissance commands for the majority of his time in service. His primary job was Reconnaissance Communications. Post retirement he worked in support of the Global War on Terror for the Joint Special Operations Command as a Program Manager for a Communications Company. Shortly thereafter serving as a Sensor Operator on an Intelligence Reconnaissance Surveillance platform. This lead him to working as an Independent Diplomatic Security Consultant for over 3 years. In 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer and could no longer deploy. As of today he is cancer free and focuses on his firearms training he has provided over the last 10 years. His training has provided over 5000 hours of marksmanship instruction for all skill levels on multiple weapons platforms. He holds a patent for the RYKER Grip that he invented. He is a principle owner of RYKER USA. He has a Bachelors degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with honors. He is married to Traceylynn Holmes together they have their son Ryker Jeffrey Holmes who the company and grip were named after.

Ryker Grip

About the Ryker USA

RYKER USA is the first to market side mounted grips, thus creating a new category, that being The RYKER GRIP. During the prototype phase when shooting the grip we felt faster and our accuracy was improved. We assembled a team that includes an ergonomic specialist, ophthalmologist, statisticians, engineers, and a variety of gunfighters. The RYKER Grip works on any rifle that you can side mount too; Shotguns, SCAR’s, AR,AR, PCC, SAW, FAL. The heavier the gun, the larger the caliber, and or full auto the shooter will recognize the benefit of the grip instantly. This September [2019] we will have been on the market 2 years. From prototype to production we have over 3 years on the ground in combat.

Links

Ryker USA on LinkedIn
Ryker USA Website

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Raika Tech – GotAnAppIdea.com

In This Episode

In this podcast interview, Rob McNealy interviews Cynthia Del’Aria, Darrell Brogdon, and Grant Parks, about their small business incubator and rapid app development program called GotAnAppidea.com.

 

Cynthia Del'Aria

About Cynthia Del’Aria – CEO/Co-Founder

Cynthia brings a unique skillset and over 20 years of experience to the Raika executive team. Her background began primarily in UI development, and transitioned throughout her career through the entire stack. However, she discovered early on that she possessed a natural ability to see new business opportunities, build profitable revenue models, discover prime and emerging target markets, and build  efficient teams. As a result, she has built, run and sold several companies in her career, as well as consulted for many other companies to take under performing software teams and products and turn them into cash cows.

Darrell Brogdon - CIO/Co-Founder

About Darrell Brogdon – CIO/Co-Founder

Darrell is the resident DevOps experts, in addition to being a well-versed full-stack developer, developing web sites and web applications since the mid 1990’s. His past projects include SourceForge.net and SecondLife.com. He is a graduate of the inaugural Denver class of the Founder Institute.

Grant Parks - CTO/Co-FounderGrant Parks – CTO/Co-Founder

Grant can fix any ugly piece of code and is an architectural master.  He has over 30 years of experience in design, delivery and support of medium and enterprise-scale systems across a wide range of industries on heterogeneous platforms. He provides excellent technical leadership for development staff of all levels of experience and is relentless in pursuit of process improvement and best practices. Grant has a track record of marrying advanced concepts with current technologies to produce efficient, high-performing systems and drive advancements in development, as well as consistent improvement of business user experience through standardization and automation.

Links

Got An App Idea Website
Got An App Idea on LinkedIn
Cynthia Del’Aria  on LinkedIn
Darrell Brogdon on LinkedIn
Grant Parks on LinkedIn

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Tron Black, Lead Developer of Ravencoin

Tron Black, Lead Developer of Ravencoin

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In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Tron Black, the lead developer for Ravencoin.

About Tron Black

Tron Black is an entrepreneur and founder of two startups which both sold to publicly traded companies. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He was one of the first four employees of t0 (tzero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for Overstock.com and the world’s first crypto bond offering. He worked for ANX International, a Fintech company located in Hong Kong which runs a Bitcoin exchange, and offers Bitcoin Debit cards.

Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including Factom, Bitt, Ripio, SettleMint, and Spera. Tron has given crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail. He’s written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash and Ravencoin, and been featured on several crypto-currency podcasts. He has been a panelist at an international blockchain conference and regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, and the lead developer for Ravencoin which is both a crypto-currency, and a crypto-asset platform.

Links

Ravencoin
Tron Black on LinkedIn

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