High-impact technology leader with leading U.S. and international IT organizations, including Microsoft and Amazon. Rick has deep experience in global online/cloud service delivery and a passion for delivering solutions that optimize the engineering experience and improve the end-to-end process resulting in increased efficiency, productivity and client satisfaction. He successfully led a diverse team of Technical Program Managers, Engineers, and Operations staff in Amazon’s Mergers & Acquisitions group to successfully integrate three high-profile acquisitions valued at over $10 billion. Rick now specializes in nurturing and developing the leadership abilities of entrepreneurs, helping them navigate the complexities of the business world. He helps startups craft compelling pitch presentations that effectively communicate their unique value propositions, increasing their chances of securing funding and partnerships for sustainable growth and long-term success.