Rick has been successfully building early stage businesses in high growth markets for over 20 years and is an accomplished entrepreneur, angel investor, and a business advisor. He has built and successfully sold his last five businesses. All his companies have become profitable. His last firm raised $8 million dollars and sold for over $100 million in four years. He is well respected in the business and service community and speaks globally at technology conferences. Rick has sat on boards, advisory committees and has been President and CEO of two publicly traded companies. In each of the markets Rick has tackled, he has embraced the industry’s community by being involved in industry committees, political initiatives, standards boards, and by speaking at conferences.