Richard is a hands-on executive with 35 years of experience shaping teams and developing organizations in the life sciences, information technology and professional services arenas. Unique blend of hands-on business, technology commercialization and economic development experiences. Active as a mentor, consultant and investor in the entrepreneurial community. Conceived and led Align Solutions Corp., recognized as #1 on the 1999 Houston 100 with a three-year growth rate of over 8000%. Recognized by Ernst and Young as the 1999 Houston Internet Entrepreneur of the Year.