25 years of experience in strategy and private equity, as a Partner at Bain and Oliver Wyman. 10 years of experience in HR at Hay Group/Korn Ferry where he started and run the Strategic Workforce Planning practice. Multiple publications on Corporate Performance and people.
Started 9 companies, including ABBYY, world leader in  OCR, NLP, AI, 1300 employees, 16 offices, 13 countries,«Technology Pioneer» by the World Economic Forum, author of multiple patents, publications and a book.
Co-Founder 7 startups including GVA LaunchGurus (Top accelerator), IPO (CKSW), Co-Chairman of the Year AmCham Innovation Committee, TEDX speaker
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, mentor, author, speaker, board member advisor, educator, partner, spouse, parent, and general enthusiast. Not always in that order.
Rick has developed and lead critical security programs at one of the largest Fortune 5 companies in the world, Apple Inc. and was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at eBay. He is one of the top recognized global experts in security with over 20 years of experience.
Business development and corporate strategy executive. Private Equity investments manager with a vast experience of sourcing, structuring and adding value to deals. Strategy visionary with effective hands-off management approach in portfolio companies, enabling rapid capitalisation growth.