Rick is a Consultant to industry and government. He helps organizations improve their profitability with new offerings, better processes and improved performance.
Rick helps organizations get their message out in new and innovative ways. He helps people learn new tasks better, faster and less expensively than traditional methods. He often helps organizations benefit from technological innovations.
Previously, Rick was Director of Learning Technology Solutions at Rollins Inc.’s Orkin University. Rick managed the teams that provide the assessment, development, and application of the learning technology that supports Orkin University’s wide range of learning endeavors. Orkin University has been named one of the world’s Top 125 Training Organizations nine consecutive times.
Rick has been a consultant in the learning practices of Scient, iXL, and the IBM-spinout Deltak. At iXL, Rick architected the Cisco eLearning Ecosystem. He has managed training, software development, product development, sales, and marketing teams for a number of high tech firms.
Rick served on the faculty staff of the University of Rochester Computing Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, holds a DSc in Computer Science and is a certified by the Project Management Institute as a project management professional (PMP). He has published a number of papers and articles on computer based multimedia and learning topics. His research interests include human learning, machine learning, and the intersection of the two.
Rick is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Society for Training and Development, the American Statistical Association, and the Project Management Institute.