Richard Weddle

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Weddle has over 30 years government and private sector experience. He is responsible for technology development, intellectual property protection, drug and device design and development, as well as production and also works on oversight of regulatory approval and partnership processes. Mr. Weddle is also a former entrepreneur and operations executive and has worked in the U.S. Department of Defense, DOJ/FBI, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Mr. Weddle co-founded and built Triplex, Inc., a venture funded industrial computer automation company, sold to Rockwell Automation. He helped found, create, and sell internet companies for Idealab including FreePC, NetZero, (sold to Yahoo and licensed to Google.)  As a management consultant for Ernst & Young, Mr. Weddle’s clients included the NSA, Air Liquide, Intel, Disney, Amgen and others. Mr. Weddle helped spin-out over 80 medical and technology startup companies from the University of Southern California (Keck Medical School & Viterbi Engineering School) as part of USC’s technology transfer office and guided the use of $600M per year in sponsored research for USC. Mr. Weddle’s security clearances include TS and TS/SCI and he has university degrees from California State University.

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