TechTown Detroit Hires New Managing Director


DETROIT — TechTown Detroit has hired Paul Riser Jr. as managing director of technology-based entrepreneurship.

Riser will guide the design, execution, and ongoing management of the nonprofit’s technology programming: acceleration, proof of concept, university and health care system commercialization, and incubation. 

Riser, a Northville resident, is an entrepreneur, chief technologist, information officer, and systems engineer with 17 plus years of professional experience working with start-up firms to global enterprises in the areas of IT systems administration, systems architecture, technology integration, technical pre-sales support and medical device development.

To join TechTown, Riser will leave his current post as chief technology and information officer for Innovative Health Technologies, a Detroit biotech startup developing health care solutions in the form of regenerative, biomimetic medical devices. Riser is also the president and CEO of the Riser Group, a Northville-based IT and business development consulting firm.

In addition, Riser is a founding member of the Legacy Associates Foundation, board member and equity partner of BLAC magazine, and board member of the New Detroit Coalition and the Detroit Youth Connection.