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Rich is CEO of SparkPost. He has built successful technology businesses for more than 20 years. Outside of work Rich is a competitive cyclist and he races and rides all over the world. He also enjoys cycling and the outdoors with his 3 children.
Prior to joining SparkPost, Rich was Group Vice President of the Oracle Data Cloud (ODC). Rich was responsible for all international operations at ODC, and turned it into one of the fastest growing divisions at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Rich was CEO of AddThis and led the Company through rapid growth and its profitable acquisition by Oracle.
Preceding AddThis, Rich was an investor and operator in several prosperous technology businesses. Rich founded Mt. Weather Capital and RedShift Ventures. He was responsible for multiple exits, including Cronos Integrated Microsystems (acquired by JDS Uniphase for $750mm).
An active member of the mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community, Rich was a board member of the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and a founder and Chairman of the Young Atlantic Venture Association. Rich was a Clinical Professor for the R.H. Smith School of Business. He received an M.B.A and J.D. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.