A self-proclaimed geek, Richard has been involved in the IT industry since 1984, working for Apple the year the Macintosh was launched. He designed and coded his first web site for a paying client in 1996, before many people had heard of the Internet, and has seen the evolution of online content from text only to rich media.
Richard has had key roles in the development and implementation of projects for major national and international companies, which has given him a strong understanding of the procedures and processes required in the creation and continual improvement of web sites, applications and interactive multimedia assets. He has been responsible for teams of up to 40 people, managed a number of online communities, and worked on the creation of digital projects for national and multi-national corporations.
Recent projects he has been involved with include developing wearable technology for a national media company, creating loyalty programs for national retailers, migrating a car manufacturer to a new online platform for web and email deployment, scoping a “Content Darwinism” lead-generating site for a global financial company, and an integrated ecommerce experience for a theme park.
Over the course of Richard’s career, he has had the opportunity of producing digital assets and events for many household names including: the ABC, American Express, Apple, BMG, EMI, Fairfax, Foxtel, Hoyts, Mars, Mazda, Movember, Nestlé, News Ltd, Nokia, Qantas, Sensis, Sony, Telstra, IBM, Unilever, Universal, Village Roadshow, and Vodafone along with many others.
Richard is keenly taking part in the revolution that the convergence of devices and the rise of social media are creating in the fields of communication and collaboration for both personal and business connections.