Rick Bleszynski is a successful serial entrepreneur with over 25 years in system-on-chip, microprocessor and networking experience creating the Internet infrastructure. Prior to Splend, Rick founded multiple successful Silicon Valley technology startups. He is the former chairman and founder of Bay Microsystems, ex-CTO and founder of Softcom Microsystems (acquired by Intel Corporation in 1999) and holds 8 US patents in networking and microprocessor technology.

Rick’s networking and processor background, having successfully commercialized over the past 20 years, has led to the creation of Splend’s powerful technology – Integrated Blockchain Architecture™ (IBA™). IBA™ is a scalable, high barriers to entry technology platform that solves the blockchain infrastructure bottlenecks and bring to life the vision of the blockchain as the new network of the future.