Our Bios

Maurice Samra, managing partner

Maurice Samra is a Managing Partner with VINNOV, Inc. where he oversees the directing of technology and operational management aspects of the firm's services. Maurice manages strategic planning for the launching of newly developed endeavors and he leads our management leadership team, helping companies increase operational efficiencies by properly leveraging human capital.

Since 1990, Maurice Samra has been involved in multi-sector comany start-up and ongoing operations and is known for his belief that people are core to operations at any level, and regardless of how many or how few humans must touch a process, technology is most functional when integration takes place for the bridging of gaps in execution.

Previous positions Maurice Samra has held include Chief Operating Officer for RealCom Technologies, and General Manager for RealCom's Applications Development Group (ADG).

Maurice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Univerisity of Phoenix.

Richard Vaugn, managing partner

Also a Managing Partner with VINNOV, Inc., Richard Vaugn oversees the financial aspects of the firm's operations. Richard takes part in all decisions regarding the financial viability of all VINNOV engaged endeavors.

Prior to coming on board with VINNOV, Inc., Richard worked with Maurice at RealCom Technologies where he served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. He has extensive experience in financial model preparation and analysis.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.