Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
President & CEO
Richard Schwartz has repeatedly created and led organizations to innovate and develop software that has made significant market impact globally. He is currently the President and CEO of Pensa Systems, a leading innovator in automated perception for retail inventory. He has previously founded and successfully exited four technology venture-backed companies that have been acquired by industry leaders such as Good Technology, Openwave, Vignette (OpenText) and Borland, where in each case, he served in broader senior executive roles.
Schwartz holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been a board member, mentor and investor in a number of companies and high-technology incubators. He holds multiple patents and is the co-creator of the Paradox database.