Curtis M. Rocca serves as Managing Partner of DCA Partners, responsible for all aspects of the organization, and also functions as a General Partner to the Firm’s affiliated private equity fund, DCA Capital Partners. Mr. Rocca is a seasoned chief executive with a background in leading high growth organizations from inception to exit. In his career, he has held a number of top executive management positions including CEO of several companies, both public and private.
Prior to DCA, Mr. Rocca was Chief Executive Officer of Dental Partners, Inc., a healthcare services roll–up based in Sacramento, CA, but with operations across the U.S. During his stint at Dental Partners, Mr. Rocca led the growth and operations of this multi–state healthcare consolidation from a standing start to over $30 million in revenues in 18 months, before driving negotiations for the Company’s sale in late 2000.
Prior to Dental Partners, Mr. Rocca was President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Bio–Dental Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BDTC), a global dental technology and products company. Under his leadership, Bio–Dental quickly became one of the nation’s fastest growing public companies, as recognized by Business Week magazine. Mr. Rocca led the Company through several rounds of financings in both the private and public markets, a number of strategic acquisitions (and related integration thereof), and managed all investor relations activities and company operations. Bio–Dental’s share value increased over 50x during Mr. Rocca’s term as CEO. He also served as a Board Member and Audit Committee Financial Expert of Schick Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHK) of New York, where company share value surged from $2 per share when Mr. Rocca joined the Board, to $40 just 5 years later, when he left the Board following the sale of the Company to Germany-based Sirona.
Prior to Bio–Dental, Mr. Rocca served as Executive Vice President and Board Member of Celebrity Inc. Under his leadership, Celebrity earned the distinction of being named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rocca worked in various management functions with Marriott International, Inc. and Pacific Bell (Pacific Telesis Group), which is now part of AT&T.
His accomplishments and those of the organizations he has led have been broadly recognized with prestigious awards and honors including:
- “America’s 100 Best Small Corporations”
Business Week Magazine
- #3 on list of “California’s Top 50 Growth Companies”
California Business Magazine
- “Top 100 Growth Companies in California”
LA Times, Los Angeles Newspaper
- “Vanguard Award for Innovation in Emerging Technology”
Comstock’s Business Magazine
- “Fast Track 500 Top Technology Growth Companies”
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
- “Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies”
- “Entrepreneur of the Year” Regional Finalist
Ernst & Young, LLP / Inc. Magazine
Throughout his career, Mr. Rocca has served as a Senior Advisor and Board Member to a number of public and private organizations, including service as Chairman of the Compensation Committee as well as an Audit Committee Financial Expert for public companies under Sarbanes–Oxley. Mr. Rocca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated cum laude. He remains an active advisor to high–growth businesses, and community organizations including Comstock’s Magazine, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. He was also the founding organizer of the Sacramento Capital Cup, a charity golf event that raised nearly $450,000 for over 20 local charities.
Mr. Rocca has often served on task forces and advisory boards focused on attracting capital and creating jobs within underserved communities, including specific initiatives sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, The US Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Milken Institute, the CA Economic Summit Access to Capital Working Group, and others.
Curtis M. Rocca, III
Managing Partner, DCA Partners
General Partner, DCA Capital Partners