Rich Mahoney, Ph.D.

Independent Board Member

Board of Directors

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Drexel University

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Drexel University

Ph.D. in Engineering
University of Cambridge

Rich Mahoney

Rich Mahoney is the Vice President of Research at Intuitive Surgical, where he leads technology research and translation efforts for future solutions. In 2023, he joined Kitware’s board as an external director. He brings a strong technical background and experience growing businesses to Kitware.

Before joining Intuitive Surgical, Rich was the CEO and founder of Seismic, a spin-off venture from SRI International, and the Founding President of Silicon Valley Robotics. Previous to Seismic, Rich was the Executive Director of Robotics at SRI International, growing the program to serve DARPA and a broad base of both government and commercial customers across a variety of fields. In addition to Seismic, his group’s work led to several other new companies including Verb Surgical, Grabit, Redwood Robotics, and Abundant Robotics.

Rich earned his Ph.D. in Engineering at the University of Cambridge in England, where he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Pennsylvania.