A.D. Ramirez (Kayo)

Strategic Development

Throughout his 20+ year professional career, Arcadio has been extensively involved with early-stage companies. As an attorney with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosti, he advised start-up companies with financing, commercial, corporate governance and intellectual property issues. In financings alone, he directed projects exceeding $100M.

From the practice of law, Arcadio transitioned into entrepreneurial ventures, organizing, securing financing, operating and selling two companies, including one of the first venture-funded transaction-based Internet sites, Do It Sports. Arcadio has also served on the management team and acted as a business consultant to numerous early-stage companies.

In addition, Arcadio has been engaged as a management consultant by a number of Fortune 50 companies, including AT&T, Intel and Ford Motor Company. Engagements included new product development strategy, customer segmentation and restructuring, financial process re-engineering and private marketplace strategy projects. These projects saved/earned clients millions of dollars.

Arcadio received his business education at the University of Michigan Business School. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School and his BA with highest honors from the University of Michigan.