Management Team

Richard B. Brown, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Prof. Brown earned BS and MS degrees in EE from Brigham Young University. After working in industry for six years, he returned to school at the University of Utah and received an EE Ph.D. in 1985, developing one of the first “smart sensors,” an array of liquid chemical sensors with integrated electronics.

Upon graduation, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he later served as Associate Chair for EE and as Interim Chair of EECS, and received an Arthur F. Thurnau Endowed Professorship. In 2004, he was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. He developed the Michigan VLSI program, and conducted research on microprocessors (high-performance, low-power, and mixed-signal), sensors (ions, heavy metals, and neurotransmitters), and brain-machine interfaces (electrochemical sensing and word recognition from non-penetrating electrodes).

Prof. Brown has been a founder with his students of Mobius Microsystems (all-silicon clock generators), i-SENS (glucose, blood electrolyte and blood gas sensors), Sensicore (water chemistry sensors), and e-SENS (chemical sensors). He holds 17 patents and has authored more than 225 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Brown has graduated 30 Ph.D. students.

Jack W. Sunderlage

Mr. Sunderlage earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Jack enjoyed a successful sales and marketing career in the Information Technology industry, with key positions at Burroughs, UNISYS, Digital Equipment, and Compaq Computer. He took early retirement as Vice President of Global Accounts, West Region for Compaq, a part of HP. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Sunderlage served as President and CEO of ContentWatch Inc., a provider of Internet Management software and services. Under his leadership, ContentWatch installed its award winning software in 157 countries and grew over 600% in revenue. ContentWatch was awarded the Best of State in Science and Technology in 2007, and Mr. Sunderlage was recognized as Utah CEO of the Year in 2009.  He was honored as the International Executive of the Year by the World Trade Center of Utah, as one of the 25 People Who Most Influenced Business in Utah by Utah Business Magazine, and for six years, was selected to the vSpring 100, a group chosen by their peers as the top capital entrepreneurs in Utah.

Jack is a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Utah Information Technology Association.  He was appointed to the Utah Science Technology and Research ( USTAR ) Governing Board for the State of Utah. He received the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology in 2007 for recognition of his significant impact on the State of Utah.

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