Richard is a seasoned technology executive, with a variety of experience in scaling venture-backed B2C and B2B tech companies spanning mobile, social, content, commerce and advertising. He and his teams have generated over $1.4 billion in revenue, and he’s led over $1.5 billion in M&A transactions.
Richard is currently CEO of Bodybuilding.com and General Partner of Incline Capital Investments LLC. Most recently, he was CEO of iSocket, a workflow automation platform for enterprise-level media buyers and publishers that was acquired by Rubicon Project. Previously, Richard was CEO of MapMyFITNESS, a mobile health technology platform that was acquired by UnderArmor, and CEO of Technorati, which was acquired by Synacor. He was also CEO Advisor at Weather Underground (acquired by Weather Channel), MyYearbook (acquired by Que Pasa), Skimlinks and Filament Labs. He has performed strategy consulting and was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Battery Ventures.
Richard also served as SVP of Corporate Development for Exponential Interactive, the parent company of Tribal Fusion, one of the US’ largest ad networks, and he was SVP of Business Development for Fox Interactive Media and its properties (MySpace, IGN, Foxsports.com, AskMen, AmericanIdol.com, Rotten Tomatoes, Scout.com and GameSpy). He arrived at Fox via IGN Entertainment, where he was VP of Business & Corporate Development. In that role, Richard was instrumental in creating and executing the growth strategy that led to IGN being acquired by News Corp for $650 million.
Before IGN, Richard held executive roles at Lycos, Neopost, and Answerthink. Early in his career, he founded K23 Creative Services in Singapore, and held management positions for Ford Motor Company, IBM and Siemens. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.
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