Bob Savage is the Fund Manager and President of Rocket Ventures, established with the Regional Growth Partnership to grow and support seed and early-stage high tech companies in Northwest Ohio. Savage is also the Managing Partner of CoreNetwork Fund, a private investment venture capital fund to provide early stage and growth capital to firms in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Savage has been the early-stage and venture expert in the Toledo area for over a decade, and over his 25 year career has helped grow and start numerous companies, including raising over $50 million of equity capital. During that tenure, Savage has sat on the Boards of Hilgraeve Inc., American Broadband & Telecommunications, Docusphere, AquaBlok and many others; as well as the Investment Committee of the Toledo Community Foundation and the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission.
Savage previously worked in mergers and acquisitions at Libbey-Owens-Ford and Seagate Venture Management (venture capital) while earning his degree from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.