With nearly 20 years of life science executive experience, Richard leads the strategic direction for Baebies. Previously, Richard and Vamsee Pamula led Advanced Liquid Logic, a Duke spinout that developed lab-on-a-chip technology and products for the research tools and diagnostic markets. Advanced Liquid Logic was sold to Illumina, Inc. for $96M. Prior to Advanced Liquid Logic, Richard was Founder and CEO of TriVirix, a venture-funded medical equipment contract manufacturer that he and his team grew to more than 500 employees. He also spent 15 years in the aerospace industry in program, sales, marketing and engineering management, including four years as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force. Richard is currently Chair-Elect of the Board for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a board member of Nirvana and a member of the Blackstone Entrepreneur Network. Richard is an Adjunct Professor at Duke University, where he teaches a course in entrepreneurship. He has an Engineering degree from Duke University, an MBA from the University of West Florida and completed all requirements except dissertation for a PhD in management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management.