|MIT Sloan School of Mgmt, MBA||1992|
Richard joined Accel in 2006 with an interest in software, mobile and internet services. Rich led Accel’s investment in Angry Birds (Rovio) and serves on the boards of Atlassian, the leader in software for streamlining product development; SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power; MoPub, a leader in mobile ad platforms; Dealer.com, a leading vertical SaaS company in automotive, MobileSpaces, a mobile enterprise security company, Qwilt, a provider of video optimization technology; Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store, and Parature, a leader in SaaS based customer support. Rich previously led Accel’s investment and served on the Board of Admob (acquired by Google), as well as 3LM – Three Laws of Mobility, an Android enterprise startup (acquired by Motorola Mobility).
Prior to Accel, Rich was SVP/GM of Products at Openwave and previously GM of Messaging Products, and Chief Marketing Officer at Openwave. While at Openwave, Rich founded and chaired the Messaging Anti Abuse Working Group, a consortium of ISPs and technology providers working together to combat internet abuse.
Previously Rich was the Chief Marketing Officer at Covad Communications, the DSL provider. Preceding Covad, he was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company and Rich started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Rich sits on the Board of Directors of the MIT – Stanford Venture Lab, the MIT CNC Entrepreneurship Program, and the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus. At CTIA 2008, Rich was awarded a “Mobile Six” award as one of the six most influential individuals shaping the wireless industry by executives in the InMobile.org community.