Rich Padula


Founder of Syclo, a leading enterprise mobile platform company acquired by SAP in 2012.

Rich brings deep technical and entrepreneurial experience to the team, most notably as the founder of Syclo, a leading provider of enterprise mobile solutions, which he grew to over 200 employees before being acquired by SAP in 2012. After two years as Chief Strategy Officer of SAP’s Mobile Division, he left to start a private development lab in Chicago where he and his team explore new technologies and take them to market.

Rich serves on the faculty at Northwestern University's Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and mentors students at The Garage, NU’s innovation hub. He also serves on the boards of Havensight Consulting Group, Intelligent Flying Machines, Vodori and Xtracomm. He received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.