Richard has an exceptional track record transforming early stage companies into category leaders, launching new technology platforms that generate tens-of-thousands of customers, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, and result in the creation of multi-billion dollar enterprises. Richard has served on numerous start-up boards and as Vice Chairman of publicly traded NDS Group (CSCO), with $635 million in sales and 3,400 employees, reporting to Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation. Among Richard’s prior operating roles, he was also Executive Vice President & CMO of VeriSign, where he held key operational roles in scaling the company from start-up to $700 million in sales, 2,500 employees and more than 100,000 customers. Richard also served as Vice President of Marketing for Sybase (SAP), as it scaled from early product beta to $900 million in revenue, 5,000 employees, and 1,000s of enterprise customers. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in the Honors Program for Classical Studies from Swarthmore College. His philanthropic efforts include the Leadership Council of the Tipping Point Community, where he mentors non-profit CEOs. Avocations include fitness, meditation, and music.