Richard BrennerRichard Brenner

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Rich Brenner has worked in general and financial management, and has assisted many emerging companies in the roles of President, General Manager, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has held executive level positions at Formaster Corporation, Corvus Systems Inc., US Leasing International Inc., ITEL Corporation, National BankAmericard (now VISA) and Autographic Business Forms Inc. He also served as venture capital consultant to Hillman Ventures.

Rich serves as a member of the board of directors of several non-profits, including The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America (Past Chairman of the Board), the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America (Western Assistant Regional Commissioner), and The Churchill Club (past Chairman of the Board).

He has also been an active angel investor in and around Silicon Valley for many years. One of these investments is Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ “BBNK”), the parent company of Bridge Bank, where Rich is a founder, Director Emeritus, former member of the Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Audit Committee. Recently, he has focused his Angel Investing in the life sciences sector.

Rich is, or has served, as a board member at Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ: “AFFY”), e Nicotine, Inc., Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc., PartMiner, Inc. Vida Systems, Inc., Vello Systems, Inc., Abound Logic, Inc., Pavad Medical Systems, Inc. Cardiovention, Inc., Chadmoore Wireless Group (OTC “MOORZ.PK”) and QuickHealth.

He holds a BS in accounting with a minor in management information systems from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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