Rick was most recently a strategic advisor to the Innovations portfolio at The Blackstone Group. Rick joined Blackstone in 2007 to lead a technology spinout which became iLevel Solutions. Rick put together an investment consortium consisting of Blackstone, Carlyle Group, Duff & Phelps, and Hamilton Lane. Rick was CEO of iLevel before it was acquired by Ipreo in 2015. Prior to Blackstone, Rick was Chairman and CEO of Archive Systems, Inc., a leading on-demand document management company he founded in 1991. During his tenure, Archive Systems, Inc. achieved 14 years of double-digit revenue growth, grew to 250 employees and raised over $20M in venture capital from Carlyle Group, Edison Ventures, and NJTC Venture Fund. Rick served on Archive System, Inc.’s board until its recent sale to Access Information Management.
Rick is an active angel investor, a frequent public speaker, and guest lecturer on venture capital and entrepreneurship. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Business from James Madison University.