Introducing Advisor — Rick Kimball
8gig is very excited to announce that Rick Kimball, Managing Member of Samphire Capital, has joined the 8gig advisory team! At Samphire Capital, Rick provides strategic and capital formation advice to companies looking to use Distributed Ledger Technology to build new and disruptive business models. Additionally, Rick is a public policy expert and intellectual thought leader in healthcare and global finance. He is joining 8gig as an advisor to assist in the transformation of software development, with a focus on blockchain enabled business solutions.
Rick has over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and venture capitalist at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Millennium Technology Partners. At Goldman Sachs, Rick was a Partner and Head of Global Healthcare Investment Banking. Recently, Rick spent three years working broadly on cannabis industry development, including public policy, regulation, jobs, clinical research, strategy, capital formation, and consolidation. He is a Board Member of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp.
Rick is also a Senior Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a member of its Metropolitan Policy Program Leadership Council. Rick holds a B.A. from Yale and was a Fellow in the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University. Informed by his robust career in investment banking, venture capital, healthcare and public policy, Rick is passionate about leveraging his world-class expertise, intellect, and leadership skills to transform industries using new technologies and innovative products.
Welcome to the team, Rick!