Rick started his professional career as a High School English and media teacher and published the first-ever computer-typeset student newspaper in 1975.
Rick is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Document Cloud - specializing in Education. Rick's work as EIR involves early-stage development of tools and solutions for Adobe's customers. Current projects include readability controls in Acrobat and establishing the Virtual Readability Lab at the University of Central Florida.
He was a founder of Virtual Ubiquity, acquired by Adobe in 2007. Virtual Ubiquity created Buzzword, one of the first cloud-based word processors. Prior to VU, Rick was the owner of Softpro Books - a Boston area technical bookstore chain catering to high tech professionals. He was an early employee of Lotus Development where he had several positions including Director of Product Management and Marketing for various product groups.
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