2015sRickValenciaAs the leader of Qualcomm’s health care subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Rick directs Qualcomm’s product, technology and M&A strategy in the wireless health market. He also has a hand in driving innovation outside the company through his involvement with organizations such as the World Economic Forum’s Health Systems Initiative and through oversight of the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund.

Previously, Rick was the founder and CEO of ProfitLine, building the company from a one-man consulting firm into a 200 person, multi-million dollar enterprise. He uses his business building know-how to help students and fellow entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies as a mentor at the Founder Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum and a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of San Diego School of Business. Rick is also a board member of Pedal the Cause, a cancer research fundraising organization.