Richard Wilmot is the head of Philips Health Technology Ventures. Prior to his current role, Rich launched and led a healthcare market diligence team responsible for market opportunity assessment on a global basis across all Philips businesses. Rich joined Philips from Partners HealthCare, where he was a principal for the Partners Innovation Fund (PIF), and oversaw the creation, launching and funding of new ventures generated from Partners innovative research discoveries. He also spent time in the investment banking industry, working for both Bank of America as well as Deutsche Bank Securities. Rich holds a degree from Harvard University in engineering sciences and was an adjunct professor at Tufts University for several years where he taught a course on Entrepreneurial Finance.