As CTO, Rick is responsible for leading the company's technical vision and the strategic approach to development of its products.
Rick has more than ten years of experience in technology and intelligent building engineering. Prior to COHESION, Rick served as the Senior Practice Leader at Environmental Systems Design in the Intelligent Building group. He led the technical design of global intelligent building and smart city projects in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Saint Louis, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, and Riyadh. He is passionate about designing digital solutions for the built environment that improve the experiences people have and foster the culture around them.
Rick holds B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Environmental Science from Duke University. He has been a problem solver his entire life which has allowed him to grow from building the ultimate Lego cities to data modeling NoSQL representations of the physical world to optimizing the diaper pail sealing mechanism. His “free” time is consumed by hosting dinner parties, playing basketball, hiking amongst really tall trees and wine tasting.
1) His favorite fruit is the mangosteen
2) He speaks Mandarin, but only at the level of a 3-year old
3) His personal record at the game Simon is 46
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