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Rick DeRose

Committee Chair | Open Innovation and Scouting Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations

Committee: Nominating and External Relations, Chair

Term Ends: 2024


Formerly at Pebble Labs, Rick was responsible for the Corporate Development platform and services in terms of budget management, pre-sales positioning and developing product specifications. Additional responsibilities included creating the Corporate development platform by defining the strategy, specifications, design and roadmap development of products, to ensure they can compete successfully in a highly competitive market across vertical and horizontal market segments. Rick was also a Fellow at the Center of Innovation Management Studies at NC State University Poole College of Management.


B.S. Microbiology, Molecular Biology Clemson University

Ph.D. Microbiology, Immunology Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Fellow Center of Innovation Management Studies, Poole College of Management NC State