Rick earned his MS in Computer Science from Rowan University. In his early career, he worked in research and development at a global aerospace and defense firm. Then he moved into web design and development, working for leading companies in the financial services and telecommunications industries. A highlight of his work includes creating enterprise web and mobile applications that support over 160,000 users. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, watching and training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and playing chess.