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Meet the Board of Directors: Richard Scheper, President and CEO

This is part of a series of posts introducing the Board of Directors at Jovian Concepts, Inc. Scroll through the News page of our site to get to know each Director.

Richard Scheper, Ph.D, founded Jovian Concepts, Inc., to be a company where employees could feel valued and Big Ideas could flourish. “The role of the company is to support the employee,” he says. Recognizing the need for balance and encouraging communication are two key ways Dr. Scheper encourages company leaders to create a culture where Big Ideas are welcomed.

As an astrophysicist, beekeeper, gamer, and father, Dr. Scheper models work-life balance in his role as President and CEO for Jovian Concepts.

Currently Reading: Loonshots by Safi Bahcall

Favorite Movie of All Time: Lord of the Rings trilogy

Advice for Students: "Focus on the fundamentals-- math, physics, computer science. It will leave you more flexible to steer into different technical fields."

Thoughts on Balance: "I always try to have at least one success a day. Many times it is not work related. Success could be that I achieved my daily exercise goal, I learned something new, I finished a crossword puzzle, I taught my kid a new skill, I got to play a game with my family. Focusing on successes in the context of a balanced life helps me stay positive even when things in one area are challenging."

About Jovian Concepts, Inc.

Jovian Concepts, Inc. provides unique on-site consulting services to agencies of the United States government. Founded in 2009 by Richard Scheper, Ph.D., Jovian Concepts is based in Maryland and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans. For more information, visit

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