Ralph is a General Partner at ABS Capital Partners with investment interests and experience in education and information and communications technology companies. Ralph is an experienced operator and investor who brings a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, operational know-how and genuine enthusiasm to everything he does, and is never slow to call upon his many industry contacts for the benefit of his companies.
Prior to joining ABS Capital in 2004, Ralph served as CIO/CTO of The Washington Post Company. During his tenure, Ralph worked with the Post’s six divisions on all major technology and development operations and investments. From 1996 to 2003, he had primary responsibility for The Washington Post’s venture investment portfolio. Under his direction, performance exceeded that of other corporate venture investors who manage for both strategic value and investment returns. Also while at The Washington Post, Ralph served as founder and CEO of its electronic publishing subsidiary. The subsidiary became known for both its product innovation and new revenue models for electronic media. One of the products Ralph created, washingtonpost.com, continues to be among the most visited news and information sites on the Internet.