Over the past two decades, Rick has been both an advisor to, and a C-level executive in, several tech startups in Colorado. He brings a unique combination of expertise in compliance (PCI DSS, SOX, SSAE 16, GLBA, etc.) and in building and launching new software applications. Rick earned a BA from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is passionate about river conservation and serves on the board for Colorado Trout Unlimited. Rick and his wife Tia have two sons, own a Montessori preschool, and live in Golden, CO.