Rich Lechner

VP, Business Development


Rich is Vice President of Business Development for UrbanLeap - a Silicon Valley startup focused on
accelerating urban innovation.
Previously, he held a number of senior executive leadership positions at IBM in business development,
marketing, sales, and product development across the hardware, software, and services organizations.  As
vice president of Energy & Environment, Rich was responsible for launching a business segment with
revenues in excess of $4B across IBM's broad sustainability  portfolio including green datacenters,
intelligent buildings, smart urban infrastructure, and process optimization for energy, carbon, and water.
Rich also teaches courses at Stanford University on Smart Cities & Communities.