Rich Bendis is the Founder, President, and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. He is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, angel investor, investment banker, innovation and technology-based economic-development leader, international speaker, and consultant in the technology and healthcare industries. Rich is also the founding President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a national public-private partnership focused on accelerating the growth of innovation economy in America. Rich serves on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Life Science Advisory Board. He received a 2017 most influential Marylander award and a 2017 Maryland innovator of the year award. Rich is also the host of the BioTalk podcast series.