Serial entrepreneur in a diverse range of endeavors. Began entrepreneurship at the age of 7 with a successful TV Guide route in Wichita Falls, Tx. From there he owned a series of businesses including restaurant/bar at age 22, tennis club at age 33, and tennis court construction company at 35.
He patented the world’s first biometric activated personal emergency alert system called SAFER (Situational Awareness to Facilitate Emergency Response). He co-founded HeartSync a biometric software development company in San Antonio, Tx with Dr. Eric Bligard to continue the development of biometric systems to assist first responders and military personnel receive assistance when they are unable or prevented from calling for help.
The stretch goal is to develop a similar system for the general public and with wearable heart monitors expects to be able to predict sudden cardiac arrest by 2022. He studied Business Management and Administration at Southern Illinois University and has a Bachelor of Science in General Nutrition from New Mexico State University.
Successfully leading strategy, innovation, and progress for high-growth organizations. Expertise from $40+ billion in successful business, finance, real estate, and economic development projects worldwide. Strong track record of guiding start-ups, Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, and nonprofits to achieve goals within budget and schedule. Rhett came to HeartSync after working with Amazon, Google and Cornell University. He is co-author to The Entrepreneurial Engineer, Entrepreneurial Management for Engineer and Technology Driven Entrepreneurship. He has degrees from Tulane University, College of William and Mary, and Georgetown University.