A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Rick Holman, a San Francisco, California, resident, has an MBA in finance and management. An accomplished entrepreneur, he has started several successful companies during his 25-year career; he has experience in broadcast television, digital imaging chips, cars, and manufacturing. He first began gaining leadership experience in 1995 as the co-founder and chief financial officer of Northwest Broadcasting. Working at the company until 2000, Rick Holman played a leading role in the acquisition of six broadcast television stations and a tall tower manufacturing company. After leaving Northwest Broadcasting, he spent a year working as both the CFO of Photoloft and then as financial advisor at Kontera in San Francisco.
The following year, Mr. Holman led Zing, again as a CFO. He developed a new business plan for the company and ultimately arranged a merger with the digital imaging business of Conexant. During the subsequent months, he was the CFO of Pictos Technologies, Inc., and he helped arrange the sale of the company to ESS in 2003, generating a three times return on the original investment.
In 2003, Mr. Holman became CEO of Industrial Origami. At Industrial Origami, Mr. Holman led the development of the intellectual property portfolio, the technology and entry into the appliance and auto industries. In 2009, after arranging a sale of the Company for a 3X return on investment, Mr. Holman left the Company.
in 2013, Mr. Holman co-founded Bright Lite Structures, LLC, a design and manufacturing company that creates advanced composite materials for automobiles and other applications. There, he serves as the CEO and managing director. Under his leadership, the Company is working with several reputable auto OEMs and entered commercial production in the fall of 2014.