Rick Smith,    Co-Founder, CEO &  Board Member

Rick Smith HyVIDA CEO

Rick has over 20 years’ 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’ 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. He has led several enterprises from start-up phase through rapid growth.



 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 Cofounder

Hiroyuki 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.