Director of Business Development
Riley joined PRF in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Business Development with Purdue Ventures. He helps manage the Purdue Ventures funds and PRF investments and manages connections between Foundry clients with external connections, alumni, and other investors. Previously Riley served as the Director of Collaborations within the Foundry. His primary focus was on connecting leadership talent with the startup companies that were clients of the Foundry. Before joining PRF, Riley has lead marketing and business development for companies in manufacturing, publishing, and healthcare sectors. He has a prior proven track record of success within the top-tier startup and corporate companies leading and executing their significant business initiatives that have delivered tangible benefits and great success.
Riley graduated from Xavier University with a Masters of Business Administration degree and from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Graphics Technology with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. He also serves on the board of directors for the Venture Club of Indiana. He is the Lafayette chapter president for the VisionTech Angel Network and holds other community and church volunteer leadership positions.