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Environmental Technology Startup in a COVID19 World: Lessons From the Trenches

Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing an Environmental Startup.

Resilient Realism is an ongoing series based on interviews with Business Leaders on their insights and lessons learned during COVID19 to date.

Rick is a graduate from the University of Cambridge, UK. He has held senior international executive positions with leading companies in the energy, consumer products, technology and consulting services sectors. He has also led and advised a number of European technology and education start-ups. In 2018, he was awarded a PhD in Education from the University of California Santa Barbara. He joined AMS in 2011 and has led its growth and development as a leading Environmental Technology company. Recently, Rick jointly patented an innovation in a water treatment technology that removes at a fraction of the cost of traditional technologies, arsenic, lead, chrome and many other toxic contaminants that threaten the environment and human health . He is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California

Join the discussion with Rick on Wednesday, July 22nd from 3-4pm PST

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His teaching and research focus on logistics, supply chain management, and goods movement policy. Dr. O’Brien has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development and a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. He is both an Eno and Eisenhower Transportation Fellow and a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Intermodal Freight Transport Committee and Urban Freight Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the National Visiting Committee of the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education for the National Science Foundation and the Chair of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium.

Randi Braun

Something Major

Specializing with women leaders, Randi Braun is an executive coach, consultant, speaker, and the Founder of Something Major. She has coached leaders across the Fortune 500, financial services and real estate investment firms, law firms, start-ups, non-profits, and trade associations.

A thought leader who has been featured by Forbes, The Washington Post, and Parents Magazine, Randi speaks frequently on the topics of women’s professional development and leadership, business development, thriving in working parenthood, and building meaningful professional relationships.

Prior to founding Something Major, Randi was a fundraiser-turned-business- development executive. As a sales leader, Randi generated tens of millions of dollars for a diverse portfolio of organizations including non-profits, publicly traded and privately held companies, and tech start-ups.

Dr. Scott Valentine


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