As President and Chief Operating Officer,Rich leads all aspects of Sonosite and VSI’s global businesses. He has over 20 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is proud to lead the FUJFIFILM SonoSite team -a true Washington State success story. Sonosite launched in 1998 as a startup in Bothell and has evolved into the worldwide industry leader in one of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare: Point-of-Care Ultrasound(POCUS).
Rich is a passionate advocate of life science industry, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of AdvaMed, the Medical Imaging and Technology Association (MITA)is the Vice-Chair for Life Science Washington. When asked why the Life Science sector is growing so quickly in the State of Washington, he answers that we are fortunate to have access to leading hospitals, academics, research capabilities and the pioneer spirit in search of innovation and growth. Rich strongly believes in the enormous potential of startup companies as well as established life science companies.
Rich earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. He has been a resident of Washington since 2000 and makes his home in Downtown Kirkland. In his spare time, Rich swims with Lake Washington Masters and bikes on his Peloton.