Richard A. (Rich) Bendis has distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, investment banker, innovation and technology based economic development leader, international speaker and consultant in the technology, healthcare and innovation development industries. Rich manages his own angel investment fund. Also Rich founded and manages the Bendis Investment Group LLC, (BIG), a financial intermediary and consulting firm which has a joint venture with the Fortress Investment Group (NYSE, FIG). Rich resides in Philadelphia, PA and has 23 years of investment experience.