Ruby is a seasoned entrepreneur. He has successfully started and managed or exited 4 companies and has held strategic and operating roles at GE and McKinsey & Company. Escalon was born out of Ruby͛s experience bootstrapping a company and the frustration that came from working on back-office tasks in an inefficient manner.
As the COO of Ketera Technologies (a Kleiner Perkins funded American Express spin-off), Ruby created the first ͞on demand͟ provider of Spend Management solutions and increased the revenue by 10x. He also served as the COO of Verticalnet Solutions, where he built the division up to 300 employees and over $12 million in revenue in less than a year.
Ruby earned an MBA in Strategy & Economics from the University of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo. In his free time, Ruby volunteers at the Tech Museum of Innovation, where he coaches a team of middle school students in the Tech Challenge competitions.