Rea Callender grew up on a 2000 Acre Cattle Ranch in Grass Valley California. During those years, Rea learned to love the outdoors and the ranching lifestyle, which he continues to be very passionate about.
Rea graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Economics. Following college, he moved to Silicon Valley where he spent over 25 years in business.
In Rea’s years in business, he has been the Founder & CEO of two successful start-up companies, a Licensed Investment Advisor, a Business Consultant focusing on capital fundraising, supported companies in various Business Development roles, the CEO of a sizeable event center for the state of California, and a non-profit board member. Throughout Rea’s career, he has raised over $60 million in funding for startup companies from Angel Investors, Venture Capital Firms and Strategic Corporate Partners.
Rea values family and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He continues to be passionate about the outdoors and enjoys team roping, duck hunting, and skiing.