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.
The creator and former Global Director of the Strategic Workforce Planning division in Hay Group/Korn Ferry. Former Partner at Bain&Co and Oliver Wyman focused on creating and delivering business solutions that create value for corporate and PE clients. Thirty-year experience in strategy and investment, with ten-year experience dedicated to People and Organization Analytics.