Vennli Adds Ritchie to Board

Posted: Updated:
Bryan Ritchie Bryan Ritchie

South Bend-based Vennli, the leading voice of marketplace analytics platform, has added Bryan Ritchie to its board of directors. He is vice president and associate provost for innovation at the University of Notre Dame, where he also leads the university’s IDEA Center. As head of the IDEA Center, Ritchie directs the University’s Innovation Park, a commercial accelerator designed to help Notre Dame researchers and others bring their discoveries to market.  

Prior to his role at Notre Dame, he served as the president and chief executive officer of venture capital firm GrowthSPORT, where he led investments in seed-stage technology companies. Ritchie has formed multiple information technology companies of his own as well as held management positions with Century Software, Dayna Communications, IBM, Novell, IOMEGA, Megahertz, and 3Com. He has also consulted for more than 100 other companies, including Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Seagate and Verizon.

Prior to co-founding GrowthSPORT, Ritchie spent four years directing technology commercialization at the University of Utah. He oversaw more than 60 new startups, more than $700 million in investment and grants, an average of 90 licenses per year, and 90+ patents per year.

Ritchie is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in political economy from Emory University. He is is the author of two books: Systemic Vulnerability and Sustainable Economic Growth: Skills and Upgrading in Southeast Asia and, with Michigan State University’s Lindon Robison, Relationship Economics: The Social Capital Paradigm and its Application to Business, Politics, and Other Transactions.

  • Perspectives

    • Expand Your Workforce to Include The Deaf Community

      While there are arguably many minority groups that are grossly underutilized in the workforce, I’d wager that most people do not consider the Deaf community when thinking about diversity and inclusion strategies. The Deaf community shares a unique culture that is closely networked, but few employers know how to tap into this community, which comprises 10 percent of the population. In fact, many people probably see barriers for the Deaf community when it comes to employment...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Indiana Lands $21M in Opioid Treatment Funding

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $18 million to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. The two-year grant will be used for opioid treatment services throughout the state.

    • The Union Club Hotel was built in 1929. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

      $30M Gift to Fund Purdue Hotel Renovation

      Purdue University says it plans to use a $30 million gift to transform an existing building into a world-class hotel. The gift from Bruce White, a Purdue alumnus and former trustee, his wife Beth, and the Dean and Barbara White Foundation, will fund the renovation of the Union Club Hotel, which will also serve as a laboratory learning environment for students. The university says the renovations will feature upgrades in furnishings, fixtures, and amenities for the hotel, as well as a...
    • MainSource to Acquire Kentucky Bank

      Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFG) has announced plans to acquire Louisville-based FCB Bancorp Inc., the parent of The First Capital Bank of Kentucky. The nearly $57 million cash and stock deal is expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2017.

    • MainSource Completes FCB Acquisition

      Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFG) has completed its nearly $60 million acquisition of Louisville-based FCB Bancorp Inc. The bank says it plans to fully integrate all First Capital Bank of Kentucky branches into MainSource Bank locations later in the second quarter.

    • Cottongim Joins Taft’s Municipal And Legislative Team

      Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has added Ann Cottongim as director of municipal and legislative relations. In this role, she will direct the firm's objectives involving local and state government affairs by maintaining and nurturing relationships with municipal, county and state officials. She previously served as deputy director and CFO of Aim (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, formerly known as Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT)).