Hi, I'm Rick Drain.

Welcome to my web page.


Rick That's me. photo of EspireThat's my boat, my home, Espire.

There are other photos in the travel and sailing trip sections.

Biographical Tidbits.

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Reading newspaperWhat's new? Here's a list of recent changes and additions to the page.

Recently I finished the MBA program at SCU Leavey logo.

Our Capstone team:
ShoreTel Team
 Me, Shweta Jain, Shilpa Mohan, Jeff Riley, Anh Nguyen, Mamadou Gning

Longsplice logo       I'm starting a mutual fund company.

     You can read about Longsplice Investments   at its website, or read about the process and progress in my weblog.   Meanwhile I'll keep writing my monthly investing newsletters.

nerdMy last engineering job before business school was at Paradise Electronics Paradise Electronics logo,

which merged with Genesis Microchip Genesis Microchip logo,   which in turn was just (2008) bought by ST Microelectronics.

anchor & map  In 1996-7, I took a year off, sailing around the northeast Pacific rim.

My interests include:

stack of books Reading,
yacht Sailing
Espire profileon my 1965 wooden boat Espire, Will anyone dare to tell me that business is more entertaining than fooling among boats?  He must have never seen a boat, or never seen an office, who says so.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage

PYC burgeewith the Peninsula Yacht Club

globe travel,
914 cartoondriving my 914,
T140V drawing riding my 1975 Bonneville,
pianoand music.

photo of mealso photo of mephoto of Espire

Groups for which I volunteer:

Amnesty International       Stanford Blood Center       SETI@home       PICA logo       NI logo

Friends who have startedand are running their own businesses:

Fine Artist
You Ask It, We Basket Glocal Systems LLC logo SimplictyVet logo
Hotel Charlotte Tikkl logo enetRecruiter logo
dharma merchant services logo Oceanus Marine Group logo

Comments, suggestions, and conversation are welcome at rick @ ricks-cafe.net neon

Paradise Electronics and Genesis Microchip logos copyright © Genesis Microchip, Inc.
All other images copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005-12 Rick Drain.