Rick Shindell, president of Zyn Systems, is a long time SBIR and federal technology transfer advocate. Rick has been providing support to the small business community and the 11 SBIR agencies for many years. He is editor of the "SBIR Insider" newsletter and host of the SBIR Gateway web site.
He has provided support to the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for 3 decades and has served as a consultant and proposal reviewer for many agencies including the Navy, SBA, and NSF.
In 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) honored Rick with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his "extraordinary contribution to the SBIR program". He was named a 2016 Fellow from the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, a lifetime achievement award for SBIR Advocacy from the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC), and an SBA Tibbetts Award for excellence in SBIR.