Richard Bruno is the CEO of Beyond If Corporation of Chicago, a venture partner at Cycle Capital of Montreal, the founder and former chairperson of Quebec Angels (Anges Quebec), a member of the National Research Council Industrial Program advisory board, a member of the Stromatec and CVT Corp advisory boards as well being a board member of the Foundation of the Mayor of Montreal and of Toon Boom Inc..Since 2004 Richard Bruno was a board member of Medical Intelligence Inc. and Hexagram Inc., a venture partner at iNovia Capital, director of McGill University’s Office of Technology Transfer Office and has helped the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec shape their early stage innovation and investment funding policies.
A technologist, businessman and passionate repeat entrepreneur, during the past 40 years Richard Bruno built and sold a half a dozen multimillion-dollar high-tech companies in the US and Japan in businesses ranging from karaoke production systems (Prism Interactive Corp), chip sets for games systems and DVDs (GCA Corp), video conferencing chip sets (GCT Corp), film based PC and Mac computer games (Alliance Interactive Corp), internet website production tools (Digital Frontiers Corp) to internet security systems (Beyond If Corp).
As a senior manager at Philips N.V. in Germany, the Netherlands and the US, he also developed and launched several dozen billion dollar mass-market products as diverse as: the Compact Disc in its various formats, signal processing chip sets, computer games systems (Odyssey, MSX), photovoltaic and photo-thermal solar collectors, heat pump systems and the Minitel, in Europe, Asia and North America. These products have been used by many millions of consumers worldwide.
As CEO of Beyond If Corporation he has provided management services to several dozen Fortune 1000 international private companies and policy reviews for several public sector organizations. Richard Bruno has an extensive network of business contacts at major corporations in Europe, Japan and the USA.
Dr. Bruno obtained his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from McMaster University in 1971, an honors B.Sc. degree in Physics from McGill University in 1967, an Executive Program MBA from Michigan University Ann Arbor in 1988 and has published several technical books and over a hundred and fifty publications and industry reports.