Rich began his 14-year career in the personal computer industry in 1986 with Tandy Corporation and then left to join Dell Computer Corporation where he held a variety of senior management and executive positions in sales, marketing and business development over an 11-year period. After leaving, Dell in 2000, Rich founded, and served as CEO of Outdoor Intelligence, a startup focused on delivering digital map information and data to the recreational fishing industry.
Since 2003, has dedicated his time to assisting area nonprofits in building operational/organizational capacity through strategic consulting, general business and executive coaching, training and lecturing. He has been a partner with Social Venture Partners Boulder County since 2001, currently serves on the board of SVP and was board chair from 2004-2006. Rich is also the board chair for Blood:Water Mission, an advisory board member of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business, at the University of Colorado. In addition, Rich is involved in a number of initiatives and activities in the area of social entrepreneurship/social ventures and impact investing in the Boulder community including co-founder of HUB Boulder.
Rich has a Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from the University of Chicago with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Organizational Strategy. He and his wife, Traci moved to Boulder in 2001 and have four daughters.