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David Ray


DENVER, Colo. (December 6, 2017) — Rank One Computing Corporation is proud to announce the appointment of David Ray as the company’s General Counsel, effective as of December 4, 2017. Mr. Ray most recently was a Founder and Attorney at Bold Legal LLC, where his corporate practice focused on complex mergers and acquisitions, angel and venture capital financing transactions and startup and early-stage company formations. Mr. Ray began his legal career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Silicon Valley and helped found Bold Legal in 2016. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ray worked at Lehman Brothers in collateralized debt obligation (CDO) banking and was a management consultant at Axia, Ltd. Mr. Ray received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

“A person with David’s energy, experience, values and skillset is rare.” said Brendan Klare, Co-Founder and CEO of Rank One. “A lawyer with his risk tolerance, business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit is exceptional. When we sought a general counsel, we naturally looked to Bold Legal whose professionals understand business and technology and share our core values and pioneering drive. We look forward to David’s contributions across the board to the success of Rank One.”

 David Ray joins Rank One Computing as General Counsel
David Ray joins Rank One Computing as General Counsel

“David Ray was critical in laying the foundation of Bold Legal,” said David Kendall, Founder, Attorney and CEO of Bold Legal. “We are very proud of what we have built together. David embodies our firm culture and values and we will miss him, but we’re excited to keep working with him as a client. We wish great success to David and Rank One.”

About Rank One Computing

Rank One Computing (ROC) is an industry leader in facial recognition algorithm development, offering the world’s best combination of accuracy, speed and efficiency. Rank One’s primary offering is the ROC SDK™, which is currently deployed by multiple agencies in the U.S. Department of Defense as well as multiple state and local law enforcement agencies who consistently achieve accurate investigative leads in their forensic investigations using ROC algorithms. The ROC SDK is being used across several financial institutions for 1:1 identity verification of their customers. Multiple access control system vendors have integrated the ROC SDK across thousands of such devices worldwide. The ROC SDK is also deployed in retail environments for performing age, gender, and demographic estimation and is being used by a wide range of smaller ventures developing emerging face recognition applications.

While other commercial face recognition solutions are based on legacy techniques aimed at controlled capture face recognition scenarios, the ROC SDK implements nascent techniques born out of the academic literature into an efficient design that provides unparalleled performance with respect to faces “in the wild.” Whether a user needs to search 100M face records on a laptop, billions of face records on a server or millions of face records on a mobile device without network connectivity, the ROC SDK enables all of these scenarios, with results in near real-time. ROC’s scientists and engineers have authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications on automated face recognition and continue to expand the realm of possibility in automated face recognition technology. For more information, visit

About Bold Legal

Bold Legal is a boutique transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing clients with sophisticated legal services, business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring certain unassailable core values: integrity, mutual respect, accountability, and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, start-up formations, legal entity governance, employment, equity incentive plans and commercial contracts. Bold Legal provides innovative and intelligent solutions to legal and business issues and challenges the norms and conventions of traditional legal practice. For more information, please see the firm’s website at

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