Mr. Tropper is an experienced entrepreneur with proven track record in operations, finance and strategy. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Switch2Health Corp. which is the leading enabler of improved Health & Wellness through motivating, educating, and rewarding people for physical activity. Mr. Tropper is also the Director of Operations at the Office of Technology Commercialization at Rutgers University. Prior to Switch2Health, he was a founding partner of high-tech startup, PlasmaSol Corp., acquired by Fortune 100 medical device maker Stryker Corp. for $20M.
Mr. Tropper has twenty years experience in management of research, development, engineering and operations of technology organizations from concept to advanced product/service development through product support. Previously as an entrepreneur in residence at Stevens Institute of Technology and a technology commercialization consultant to Rutgers University, along with former employment at AT&T Business Services and IBM Global Services; Mr. Tropper’s career includes government and commercial business development; strategic planning, intellectual property management, technology transfer, social media/networking, finance and capitalization.
He is active in several local and national organizations; advisor for operational and strategic planning for small and early-stage companies; and an invited speaker on subjects ranging from entrepreneurialism to “doing business with the government”. He holds an Executive Masters of Technology Management degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Statistics from St. John’s University.
Mr. Tropper is an advisor/mentor to the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia University; advisor to the University City Science Center in Philadelphia; to the NJ Economic Development Authority’s Technical Advisory Board; and held several Board positions to include director of the New Jersey Technology Council and chair to the Environmental, Energy, and Engineering Industry Network.