Riggs Eckelberry is the founding CEO of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear. Riggs is the visionary designer of a three-part model for water industry disruption, which starts with innovative technology and engineering, expanding out to total outsourcing for business clients, and now creating ClearAqua™, the Water Coin For The World™, a crypto network that can empower people everywhere to help with water problems.
Riggs came to the water industry from a quarter century in high technology, specializing in commercializing breakthrough technologies. During the dotcom, he worked on a series of tech successes, such as Quarterdeck’s CleanSweep, security software vendor Panda Software, and the sale of companies to EarthWeb, BeFree, and BellSouth. Just prior to founding what is now OriginClear, he helped drive security software company, CyberDefender, to an IPO on the NASDAQ as its President and Chief Operating Officer.
The son of an international businessman, Eckelberry learned management in the nonprofit space and as a commercial ship captain and officer. He enjoys skiing and sailing, and transforming the water industry to deal with the growing water challenges of our time.