“Don’t quote yourself”- Chris Petrella 1998
“A man always has a choice, if he is willing to lose”- Cosimo de’ Medici
Christopher J. Petrella
I am the chief scientist of Ravensafe LLC. and hold more than ten years of knowledge and expertise in the solar tech industry. I am also the prolific Inventor of more than 12 both issued and pending. I am the author of two books, My War for Jobs and How to Meet with Congress and am most known as the creator of the BakupBox.
I am a Gulf War Era Vet who previously specialized in Army Intelligence. I was recipient of the US Army Commendation medal for inventing a secure one-way intelligence system that is still used in combat operations today. I have an extensive education and some of my highest achievements include a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, a graduate certificate of legal studies from Harvard Extension School and an Executive Branch lobbying certificate.
I have experience in founding and managing companies, developing products, and creating algorithms. In the past, I successfully started and sold two tech companies. Previously in 2003, I was chief operation officer for Liftport Group where I was the world’s only C level executive to successfully run a space elevator research and development company. As the chief operations officer I was responsible for budget government communications and staffing. I also oversaw PhD candidates and develop both internship programs and day-to-day operations. I am also a certified lobbyist and have also helped write and pass legislation that has advanced solar technology.
Most recently, I was named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council as a recognized leader in the small-business community in the hopes of promoting interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
I am a diehard Stars Wars fan and will proudly admit that I was the 2014 Star Wars OT trivia world champ. In my free time, I enjoy reading and collecting both foundation pens and art. My favorite tv shows to watch are Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites.