For over 25 years, Roger has provided legal counsel to start-up and growing businesses in matters such as business formation, financing (private placements and venture capital), strategic partnerships, stockholder agreements, software and technology licensing, and business sales, acquisitions, and mergers. He is passionate about changing the way law is practiced in the USA and believes that legal documents should be affordable, accessible and comprehensible.
He routinely handles transactions valued $2-$20 Million and been corporate counsel for companies worth $100M+. Recently he helped a founder exit with a $1M buyout, an executive get a 7-figure compensation package with a hot startup, and entrepreneurs cash out with a $2.5M+ business sale.
Early in his career, Roger went “in-house” and served as a member of the executive management team for three Internet-related software companies. He was President and CEO of FCR Software, a profitable software development company licensing Internet protocol stacks on an OEM basis to top networking vendors and remote access solutions to enterprise customers.
During the dotcom era, Roger joined Delphi Forums (one of the top 100 websites on the Internet) serving as General Counsel and Director of Business Development. He streamlined the contracts process to address what was then the new Application Service Provider (ASP) market and successfully negotiated strategic relationships with other technology vendors as well as major media customers.
Roger has served on many Boards for entrepreneurial organizations and non-profits. He recently joined the Startup Longmont community and has volunteered to lead the Longmont Chapter of the New Tech Meetup.
During 2012-15, he was a member of the Board (and Board Chair during the last year of his term) at the Watershed School, an innovative educational program in Boulder, Colorado for grades 6-12. Roger also served on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurship program at Simmons School of Management (2005-10). He was co-founder and organizer of the Business Lawyers Network (2003-2013).
Roger was the first Board Chair of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST), an organization whose mission is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among women in the scientific and engineering communities. Roger helped to articulate WEST’s vision, architect its strategy for growth, and recruit the board of directors.
He also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Venture Forum from 1992-1996, being elected Vice Chairman of the Forum in 1995.
Roger graduated from Boston College Law School, Cum Laude, in 1986 and was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 1986 and Colorado in 2009. He received his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1991. He also graduated from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College with a Master of Engineering degree in 1982 and an A.B degree in 1980.