John Prausa helped found Ravenswood Solutions and was the initial Chairman of the Board. He now serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Prausa retired from SRI International (SRI) in 2017 after a 42-year career leading Engineering Research and Development teams. He had increasingly responsible positions before being appointed as the Sr. Vice President of the Engineering and Systems Group (ESG), at the time the largest R&D group at SRI.
In that role, he had three Divisions reporting to him, 15 regional offices, and 800 staff members conducting research, development and deployment of technologies and systems in the areas of robotics and autonomous systems, space research, radar and signal sensing, intelligence, test and training systems and wireless communications. Teams working under Mr. Prausa developed unique systems and solutions that are still in use by governments and commercial firms today.
Mr. Prausa also served as SRI’s Chief Operating Officer, managing all activities supporting the R&D organization, including Contracts and Purchasing; Facilities and Real Estate, Logistics, Property, Security, and Human Resources.
Prausa has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has done graduate course work in systems analysis at Stanford University.