Over his 30-year career in Silicon Valley, Rick has worked as an attorney at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, and as an entrepreneur. He launched Genesys Telecommunications, co-founded Apptera, served as CEO of Green Wireless Systems, and as Chairman of InVisM, Cimbal and Little Pickle Press.
Rick is also a co-inventor for eleven US patents. Currently, he is a business consultant helping to build and advise private companies.
A fourth-generation Californian, Rick enjoys making wine in the Saratoga foothills. He has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley (graduating magna cum laude) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has a JD from Harvard Law School.