Founder and CEO
...and EverBlock™ builder
Arnon Rosan is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and tinkerer. In 2013 he Co-Founded LocalMaven.com, a word-of-mouth referral site that facilitates the giving, acceptance, and rewarding of referrals in a way that benefits all parties. The company has been written about in TechCrunch, Crain's NY Business, and Elite Daily and recently released iOS and Android app's to further simplify the giving of word-of-mouth referrals.
Prior to founding LocalMaven, Arnon Rosan was the Founder and CEO of Signature Systems Group, the world's largest manufacturer of modular plastic flooring, fencing, and roadway systems for all types of event, retail, military, construction, industrial and specialty applications. The company built and operates one of the most sophisticated large-part plastics manufacturing facilities in the United States and both rents and sells its products globally. Signature Systems Group was sold to a private equity firm in 2013 and continues to operate under new ownership and leadership.
While operating Signature Systems Group, Mr. Rosan Co-Founded and served as Chairman of Highland Products Group, an on-line e-commerce and print catalog supplier specializing in park and recreation equipment and site furnishings for public facilities such as municipal parks, recreation facilities, schools, and worship facilities.
Prior to founding Signature and Highland, Mr. Rosan founded and built Portafloor, one of the world's first modular flooring systems for special event use at stadiums, in tents, and for other specialty applications. Its products gained acceptance globally and were used in the 1996 Olympic Games and other large scale events. Portafloor was sold to American Sports Products Group, a strategic buyer, in 1998 and became part of Sport Court, one of its divisions, the following year.
Arnon Rosan is listed on several global patents, including several modular, interconnecting flooring and roadway systems and a unique manufacturing technology related to plastic molding and large-part manufacturing.
Mr. Rosan has spoken publicly on entrepreneurship, technology, and international business strategy and is a member of the Export District Council of New York. He is a graduate of Cornell University (BA) and New York University (MBA) and currently lives in New York City.
A Personal Note
From a young age, I have always loved to build things, tinker with objects, and try out new ideas. Whether its in balsa wood, plastic, foam core, or paper, I love to shape things and I am fascinated by what people can conceive of, if they open their imaginations. My journey working with physical objects started with lego and plastic models as a kid and continued throughout my life and into my business career.
I have been fortunate to have been able to work with physical products all my life and to have had unique platforms that allowed me to be creative. It is my love of seeing what can be created that led me to found EverBlock. I hope that EverBlock opens ups opportunities for designers and inventors, both professionals and individuals and provides the basis for new types of innovation and creation. Keep making things!
Founder and CEO