Zone Reactor's team brings experience from both the corporate and the new venture worlds as well as extensive experience across many technology areas.


Dr. Greg Petrisor
Gregory Petrisor, Ph.D., assesses the maturity and technical risks associated with commercialization of prospective technologies. Recently, Dr. Petrisor has been serving as a technical consultant in the areas of systems engineering, algorithm development, and software design, development and implementation, with an emphasis on signal and image processing. Earlier in his career, Dr. Petrisor spent 15 years at Raytheon (formerly Hughes Aircraft company), where he managed large, multidisciplinary technical teams developing multi-sensor image exploitation systems. He holds Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics, from University of Southern California. His Doctoral Thesis focused on the optical implementation of artificial neural networks.

Dr. Alan Berman
Alan Berman, Ph.D., is expert in new market development for technologies developed by defense contractors and government-funded labs. He has extensive experience in corporate strategy, growth and innovation. Work for clients has included market analysis and product launch, innovation and new business creation, and business model development to improve competitiveness. His projects have spanned a number of technical domains including radars and missile defense, automotive / ground vehicles, satellite and launch systems, structural composites and cyber. Prior to Zone Reactor he worked at Deloitte Consulting and Monitor Group. Dr. Berman holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Mr. Ryan Perdue
Mr. Perdue has extensive experience assessing technologies and new ventures. Mr. Perdue has held associate positions at two venture capital firms, Sterling Venture Partners and Monitor Ventures where he sourced and analyzed prospective deals. As a consultant for Monitor Group, Mr. Perdue has worked with a variety of Fortune 1000 companies in identifying new business opportunities and ways of driving growth. Mr. Perdue holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College.

Mr. Charles D. Bohle
Mr. Bohle has had extensive experience as an executive in private industry, management consultant, and as an executive coach. His industry experience encompassed executive level positions with a number of major companies within the manufacturing, distribution and after-market service and support sectors. Mr. Bohle's experience includes organizations ranging in sales from $3 million to several billion.

Mr. Bohle operates in a hands-on mode with all levels of management to implement practical solutions to improve operational capabilities. He provides the extra set of eyes that can look past what appears to be obvious and identify the systemic underlying root causes of problems. His past experience indicates that major improvements to bottom line performance can often be gained without significant investments.

Mr. Bohle acquired a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley California. Subsequently, he obtained a Masters degree in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Bohle's also attended a number of company sponsored formal management development courses, including the Lockheed Management Institute, as well as specific technical seminars.

Mr. Scot Reader
Scot Reader is a registered patent attorney and a member of the California bar. He was graduated magna cum laude in Aerospace Engineering from USC and holds a J.D. from the USC Law Center. Prior to starting his own firm in 2001 specializing in telecommunications patents, he was Lead IP Counsel for the e-Business Group of Alcatel where he directed IP strategy for Alcatel’s billion dollar enterprise switching, enterprise applications and mobile phone businesses. Before his tenure at Alcatel, Mr. Reader was Chief Patent Counsel for Xylan Corporation, a startup that was eventually acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $2 billion. Prior to that, Mr. Reader was a litigation associate at Lyon & Lyon, then the largest patent law firm on the West Coast. He is himself a patent holder and his articles have been published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and The Licensing Journal.