Richard has an entrepreneurial passion for transforming innovative technology teams into successful businesses, bringing to startups his extensive, hands-on business management experience in the semiconductor industry.
He has been actively involved in numerous high-tech startups and is a co-founder of the Silicon Catalyst Angels investment group for early-stage semiconductor companies and is a co-founder, board member and investor in Nucleos, an educational technology company delivering solutions to disconnected learners. Richard is also an Advisory Council member and Business Mentor for the Cornell Praxis Center for Venture Development, and is a Board Observer for Trameto, a UK-based company developing energy harvesting PMIC solutions.
Richard has over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience, in the areas of marketing, sales, business development and operations management. Richard has held executive management positions with semiconductor, Silicon IP, EDA, design and testing services companies -- ranging from early-stage, pre-revenue startups seeking funding, to a general manager role at NXP Semiconductors, with P&L responsibility for a $200 million product line.
Richard started his career as a chip designer in the computer industry and is a holder of two US patents. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, an M.S. EE from Cornell University and a B.S. Computer Engineering degree from Boston University.
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