How I can help you

Highly motivated professional with more than 30 years experience providing entrepreneurial expertise in both the private and public sectors. Skilled at managing technical and economic evaluations of new ventures and directing product development across a range of industries. Successful at negotiating purchase, sale and transportation contracts for new products. 

Exceptional results managing a University Research Foundation and directing commercialization programs for university owned intellectual property, demonstrated in six outstanding technology based start-up companies. 

Currently as President of Resource Associates Inc. (RAI) delivers business and technical expertise in start-up and emerging business management, marketing, and investor sourcing. Works closely with clients, building on their innovations to bring technologies and products to market efficiently. Draws on collaborative multi-industry expertise to match client needs, applying novel thinking, market research, prototype development, commercialization strategies, and an effective fund raising approach to achieve success

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations

Industry Experience
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


Northwestern University; Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),& Chemical Engineering Boston College - Carroll School of Management & Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Case Western Reserve University

Lou Petrovic

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone