Mike Rose

Co-Founder & CEO

Has spent over 30 years observing first-hand the class of support life science and technology start-ups need to survive and win.

Has helped dozens of young life science and tech companies grow, get funded, grow some more.

Hybrid senior executive and hands-on accountant: general accounting; tax and SEC reporting; forecasting, budgeting, and planning; business finance, including IPOs, mergers, and private placements; IT department management, systems planning, and implementations.

Need to know

  • Past CEO of RoseRyan, finance and accounting consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, from 1997 to 2009. Grew firm from four employees to 120, with $20 million in revenue, offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego and Orange County.
  • Launched Q5, a new class of business solutions, then sold it to North Carolina-based Premier Alliance
  • Co-founded Engine Room in 2012 with Carole-Lynn Glass to indulge his love of start-ups and life science
  • Rides a Harley Road King, listens to Merle Haggard
  • Email: [email protected]