Rick has experience leveraging technology to meet objectives of commercial, non-profit and government enterprises in domestic and international environments. He has a track record of translating business strategy and opportunities into transformational technology innovations.
Rick is currently the head of technology for Caruso Affiliated, a southern California real estate company known for its innovative approach to retail, office, hospitality, and luxury residential property. Rick’s prior professional experience includes leading a software business unit for a Silicon Valley-based tech company, heading up technology for The Brookings Institution in Washington, and acting as the global head of technology for the Sydney-based Westfield Group.
Rick earned an MS in Technology for Business from Johns Hopkins University and received a BS in Finance from California State University. He was awarded professional certificates from Cornell University and the MIT Sloan School of Business.
Rick has participated on various academic research steering committees and non-profit boards, and frequently speaks on technology innovations at major universities and industry association events. He also volunteers as an Executive Mentor for Operation Progress, a Watts-based educational non-profit.