Rick serves as CTO for Omni AI, who provides custom solutions related to AI and machine learning. He holds numerous patents related to transactional video. Rick is a former VP at Apple Computer. In the early 1990's he lead Mac System Software development in Cupertino. In 2004 Rick was CTO cofounder of ReachLocal. They provided online advertising for midsize businesses and went public in 2010. Earlier Rick was CTO of an online game startup, Worldwinner. Prior to Apple, Rick served as Group Manager for VAX/VMS Software at Digital Equipment Corp in New England. He has a bachelor?s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clemson University, Master of Science degree in computer engineering from University of Massachusetts, and completed Boston University?s Executive Leadership Institute. In the past he served on a National Science advisory council, the Unicode Board of Directors. His interests include outdoor photography, kayaking and worldwide travel with his wife Barbara.