R.T. Arnold     in

Chief Executive Officer and School Director

My Why

So many healthcare practices are struggling to fill entry-level clinical positions. That staffing challenge has negative implications for healthcare providers as well as patients. And yet, at the same time, there are thousands of bright, highly-motivated college-graduates looking to get experience on their path to becoming PA or a physician and they can’t find jobs. It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to work with the pre-health candidates and healthcare employers to create access to jobs, access to great talent and, through making those connections, positively impact patient care today and tomorrow. Help launch the careers of so many future clinicians who will in turn be able to impact the health of so many patients is incredibly rewarding.  Health care staffing challenges so many practices face which impacts patient care and the providers themselves. Supporting our candidates, our employer partners and, through them, impacting the health and well-being of so many people today and tomorrow is incredibly motivating and fulfilling.
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R.T. is the founder and CEO of CapYear, a career platform supporting tomorrow’s doctors, PAs and nurses as well and the employers who work with them. R.T. is also Managing Partner at Phalkon Ventures and the immediate-past President of Eyewitness Surveillance, a video analytics and surveillance company.

During his time at Eyewitness, R.T. was instrumental to Eyewitness’s geographic and operational expansion from a small team in the Baltimore-Washington area to a leading national provider of commercial video-surveillance in over 30 states with 250 employees. The expansion included the acquisition of Watchdog Security and securing an investment from LLR Partners, a leading middle-market Private Equity firm located in Philadelphia. R.T. helped lead Eyewitness’s successful merger with Stealth Monitoring in February 2021.

Immediately prior to joining Eyewitness, R.T. was a founding partner of Channelstone Capital Partners – an investment firm focused on acquiring and building lower middle market companies. While at Channelstone, R.T. was involved in the acquisition of Manduka, Inc. a yoga accessories business. R.T. served as the CFO of Manduka for the year after its acquisition. Subsequently R.T. sat on the board of Manduka, until its successful sale in December 2012.

Prior to starting his work with Channelstone Capital Partners, R.T. gained professional experience in both operations and finance working in politics and investment banking.RT began his career by spending four years at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in both New York and London specializing in Financial Institutions M&A and High Yield finance. R.T. subsequently served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Eristoff for New York State Senate Campaign.

R.T. earned his B.A. from Duke University as a double-major in Economics and French. He received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School. R.T. is a founder of Fighting for Philly Kids – a not-for-profit supporting after school programs in greater Philadelphia. R.T. has also spent significant time working on East African economic development.R.T. is a Coro Leadership Fellow, serves on the Alumni Council of St. Bernard’s School and is a past Trustee of the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.