|Bowling Green State University, BS||1972|
|Business, Computer Science|
With more than 20 years of experience in executive management, sales, and marketing for some of the most successful companies in the high-tech industry, Rick is a nationally recognized high technology executive. Immediately prior to Mzinga, Rick was Chief Marketing Officer of WebEx Communications and President of WebEx Small Business, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide go-to-market and customer acquisition strategies.
Previously, Rick served as president and CEO of Intranets.com, which was acquired by WebEx in 2005. Under his leadership, Intranets.com secured more than 300,000 users and was named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies for two consecutive years. Before joining Intranets.com, Rick was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at PictureTel, where he was responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing.
Prior to joining PictureTel, Rick was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Shiva Corporation. He was instrumental in growing Shiva’s worldwide revenues by more than 50 percent, expanding distribution channels and effectively positioning Shiva as the market leader in the remote networking market.
Rick also spent four years as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Lotus Development Corporation, where he was responsible for all marketing communication functions, VAR development, database marketing, channel marketing, and OEM marketing. Before that, Rick founded First Software, a software distribution company, which grew to more than $175 million in revenue in less than four years. In 1985, First Software was ranked second in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies.Rick holds a BS in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.