Richard joined Kivuto in 2011 as VP & COO and became President in 2015. He has more than 37 years of experience in startup, early stage and high growth technology companies across software and semiconductors. He has considerable executive experience having been CEO of five previous technology companies (Elliptic Technologies, Solidum, Accelerix, Intelligent Photonics Control and Spectalist). He has raised more than $60M in multiple VC financing rounds and led the sale of several companies. He was VP Operations at Extreme Packet Devices during the $600M sale to PMC-S. Richard began his career as a semiconductor engineer during the early days of Mitel and moved on to a variety of executive roles with NovAtel Communications, Extreme Packet Devices and Enhance Systems. Richard holds a B. Eng Electrical Engineering degree from Carleton University and an Executive MBA (PMD60) from Harvard University.