About Richard

Richard has held positions in marketing, business development and business operations at companies ranging from boot-strapped startups, venture-funded startups, and the Fortune 200.

Richard is currently COO at After Dark Cookies, the Chief Ambassador at the Empire of Australia, Marketing Manager at Sightbox (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), the creator of Purrcatecture, and a co-founder of the Ladd & Tilton Lending Club.

Previously, Richard served as Director of Communications for the CenturyLink Innovations Lab where he led a viral and content marketing effort aimed at positioning CenturyLink as a thought-leader in the DevOps market.

Before that Richard served as VP of Operations at AppFog. While at AppFog Richard was in charge of all business operations for the company managing a $4M annual budget and overseeing all accounting/finance, human resources, legal, and facilities operations for the company. He oversaw buy-side and sell-side due-diligence and managed all aspects of integration with regard to CenturyLink’s acquisition of AppFog in 2013. This led to a business development role within the CenturyLink unit that purchased AppFog.

Before making the switch full-time into technology, Richard worked as Casting Director and Literary Programming Assistant at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

Richard’s theatrical activites in Philadelphia included a stint as Board Chair of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center, National Advisory Board Member of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, and Steering Committee Member of the New Play Initiative. Richard also created and managed the electronic voting system for Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards. Richard also directed critically acclaimed productions of Cabaret and Urinetown: The Musical.

Before transplanting to Philadelphia, Richard worked in professional theatre in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Richard spent six years working on the production team of Portland Center Stage’s JAW/West new plays festival. He founded Portland Theatre Works, a new works company, and worked at theatres including Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Defunkt Theatre, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Richard also served as a board member and Vice-Chair of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance.

A self-taught web developer, Richard is proficient in PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3.

Richard has built dozens of websites and web apps including LiteraryManager (used by 30+ theatres in North America), CastingManager, and The Playwrights Club.

Richard resides in one of the most amazing cities in the world, Portland, in one of the most breathtaking states, Oregon.