Richard Entrup

Mahwah, NJ

Richard Entrup is a startup advisor/investor and global technology leader.

Mr. Entrup has led technology, innovation, and digital transformation programs at many prominent global brands including Verizon, Christie’s, Disney/ABC, Time Warner, The Museum of Modern Art, Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He has also served as CIO at several healthcare companies and a major international law firm, with documented success aligning technology investments to strategic initiatives.

He was most recently Managing Director, 5G & Edge Innovation at Verizon Business Group, where he was focused on helping enterprise clients explore the art of the possible to fully leverage 5G, edge computing, and emerging technology in support of digital transformation and innovation. Prior to Verizon, Mr. Entrup was the Global CIO/CDO at Christie’s, where he visioned and executed a major digital transformation program which included many art tech firsts such as the first blockchain-based auction, an augmented reality virtual hang app, predictive analytics and computer vision apps using AI/ML, online mobile bidding during a live auction, and in 2018, helped launched the inaugural Christie’s Art & Tech Conference, which was focused on Blockchain and where NFTs were first introduced to the traditional art world.

Mr. Entrup also serves as a Mentor to students in the Executive Masters in Technology Management Program at Columbia University, a Startup Mentor for leAD Sports Startup Accelerator, and is a trusted advisor to the venture capital community as a CIO Advisory Board member for Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, the Mayfield Fund, and HMG Strategy. He is also a Strategic Advisor at House of First, an NFT platform for artists, Advisor and Investor at ClubNFT, a backup and search tool for NFT collectors, Advisor at Edge Video, an AI video player, and Advisor at InfoSec Global, a leader and pioneer in cryptographic agility management solutions.