Richard Conklin

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining Dispersive, Rick was a senior principal engineer and senior manager at Ciena Corporation. He also served in senior technical positions at Siemens, Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta (now Cisco).

Rick has advised multiple startups in the Advanced Development Technology Center of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has authored 11 granted patents in the networking space. 

Rick holds a BS in computer science from Florida Atlantic University.  While there, he was president of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for computer science.