Rich Sulpizio is the former President and Chief Operating Officer, Qualcomm, Inc. Rich currently serves on two public company boards, ResMed, Inc, a medical device company and CA, Inc., a software company. Rich retired from Qualcomm, Inc. in July 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Rich first joined Qualcomm in 1991 as VP of Information Services. In 1994, he was appointed president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. Four years later, he became Qualcomm’s president and COO. After his retirement in 2001, he returned to Qualcomm to serve in several successive high-level executive positions including President of Qualcomm China, President of Qualcomm Europe, President and Chief Executive Officer of MediaFLO, USA, Inc., a Qualcomm subsidiary involved in bringing multimedia services to the wireless industry and from 2009 to 2013, he was President and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, (QES), responsible for mobile communications and services to the transportation industry, until it was sold to a private equity firm. Rich served as a director of Qualcomm from 2000 until 2007.
Before joining Qualcomm, he worked at Unisys Corporation, a worldwide information technology company and Fluor Corporation, an engineering and construction company. Mr. Sulpizio also currently serves on the advisory board of the University of California San Diego's Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center.
Rich owns and operates, with his wife, Gaby, two businesses. A Thoroughbred breeding, boarding and training facility, Magali Farms, LLC and a small boutique winery specializing in Syrah, Magali Wines, LLC. Both businesses are located in Santa Ynez, CA.
Rich earned a B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles and M.S.in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.