Medical Technology & Consumer Product Entrepreneurs
Pioneering the World's Lowest Cost, Most Scalable Hydrogen Infused Beverages. 


Rick Smith,    Co-Founder, CEO &  Board Member

Rick Smith HyVIDA CEORick, the inventor of HyVIDA's proprietary hydrogen infusing methods (including 6 invention disclosures & 1 granted patent), has over 20 years of experience growing startup companies to successful enterprises. He has held various executive positions in medical technology, semiconductors, lighting, optics and photonics markets with a strong background in sales, marketing, operations, finance and business strategy. Rick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA


 Bradley Patt, Ph.D.    Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Brad Patt Cofounder HyVIDA

Brad has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive manager with a strong background in operations, finance, regulatory affairs and R&D of sophisticated leading-edge medical technology products. Brad is Chairman of Theracell, a regenerative medicine company and a Director at High Beauty, a CBD infused cosmetic company.  He has led several enterprises from start-up phase through rapid growth, Published 150+ Scientific Papers, and 21 Patents



John Carson   Board Member

John Carson HyVIDA Board Member

Mr. Carson has over 30 years of Executive experience in the beverage industry from startup to successful enterprise. He is Chairman of Intercontinental Beverage Capital Inc.  Chief Executive Officer and President of several leading beverage companies including Marbo, Inc., and Triarc (RC Cola). He is former President of Cadbury Schweppes, North America.  Mr. Carson is also a Board Member of the National Soft Drink Association and the Board of Directors of Water Source, Inc.



Hiroyuki Funamoto, Ph.D.    Co-Founder & Board Member   

Hiroyuki Funamoto HyVIDA CofounderHiroyuki has over 30 years of leadership experience as CEO of Seiko Instruments Nanotechnology, Inc., CEO of Lymphotec Inc and Director R&D at Toyo Seikan Company. 





Chin-Tu Chen, Ph.D.    Co-Founder & Board  Member  

Chintu Chen HyVIDA Cofounder Board Member

Chin-Tu is an Associate Professor of Radiology at The University of Chicago. Dr. Chen has founded several successful companies in the medical field, where he holds Board positions.