A dynamic, b-to-b marketing executive, Richard has a stellar track record in leading digital marketing on behalf of major SaaS companies, as well as start-ups. A growth hacker with a strong understanding of social media marketing, Richard is also a best-selling author four books on social media marketing, including, Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Editions I, II, and II) and Facebook Advertising for Dummies, published by Wiley and Sons. Richard is also a regular speaker on topics ranging from big data, to mobile and cloud computing, and has presented at major industry conferences, such as The DMA Show, CES, Hadoop Summit, Advertising Week, Hi-Tech Travel Show, Mobile Insider Summit, OMMA, and many others.
Head of Marketing
Oversee marketing and corporate communications on behalf of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company. Manage customer growth through a combination of in-bound marketing tactics.
MicroStrategy, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR)
Senior Director of Marketing
2011 - 2014
Owned product roadmap, marketing, and served as evangelist for company's SaaS-based Wisdom analytics platform. Later, I oversaw marketing for the company's extensive global partner network of more than 1,500 integrators, VARs, OEMs, and Strategic partners.
Chief Marketing Officer
2008 - 2011
Led marketing strategy and implementation on behalf of early social media data provider. Created and promoted social media studies, such as the Top 100 Social Mayors, to drive brand recognition and build credibility.
Kasparov Chess Foundation
VP of Marketing and Business Develoment
2004 - 2008
Created the Kasparov brand worldwide and managed the world's largest online chess community. Developed philanthropic programs to spread chess throughout the schools across the world. Responsible for licensing video game rights to EA, JamDat Mobile, and other developers.
Ithaca College, Communications School
1981 - 1985
Majored in Speech Communications
Minored in Journalism
School of Visual Arts (SVA), Multimedia Studies
2000 - 2002
Attended adult classes to get up-to-date with present graphics and web platforms.