As co-founder and president of Think Big, Rick brings 20 years of management experience in technology consulting. At Think Big, Rick works regularly with client executive teams to build plans for investing in Big Data strategies that deliver measurable ROI through data science and analytic application development. Prior to Think Big, Rick developed successful regional consulting practices in North America, EMEA and APAC and directed a global division within Sun Microsystems Software Practice. Rick was part of the leadership team that integrated the acquisitions of SeeBeyond and mySQL into Sun. In the 1990’s, Rick was the first senior hire into C-Bridge and helped develop its consulting methodology and led programs for many of the company's largest clients. His leadership helped grow the firm to over 900 consultants and to a successful IPO in 1999. Rick is also Founder of Rapid Formation which helps incubate, fund and scale startup technology companies. He has a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
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