Ralph O’Rear provides Mercaptor strategic advice with regards to general business strategy, facilities, and operations. After 18 years at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and nearly 10 years at Lucasfilm Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts Entertainment, THX), Mr. O’Rear began to independently consult with the goal of doing interesting work with good people working together for noble causes.
His expertise is in the areas of real estate and facility planning, organizational strategic planning, change management, budgeting, development, and implementation of corporate facility initiatives and energy efficiency/sustainability measures. At the Buck Institute, Mr. O’Rear was responsible for the facilities and operations of a research campus comprised of 3 buildings totaling 255,000sf on 417 acres of land. During his time at the Buck Institute, he initiated and/or was a key player in the acquisition of more than $50,000,000 in grant funding and strategic partnerships to support the research conducted at the Buck Institute.