Director of Product Marketing
Rick is ambidextrous, which really helps when drumming.
An adventurer, rock climber, rescue scuba diver, dog lover, backpacker, and former motorcyclist, Rick believes that travel is life’s best teacher and has a zest for learning cultures and experiencing the moment. Originally from Arkansas, Rick started his 18 year tech marketing career after college and grad school in his home state, migrated west, spent 12 years in the San Francisco tech scene, and is now loving the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. From fortune 100 companies to 30 person startups, his marketing experience spans across games, mobile, Saas platforms, and immersive technologies, with expertise including product marketing, digital, marketing communications, branding, and demand generation. Most recently, he led product marketing for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Game Tech services, as well as lead marketer for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac and Graphics instances. Prior to AWS, he was one of the original PMM hires at the unicorn Unity Technologies before its IPO in 2020. While at Unity, he drove product marketing initiatives for mobile games and emerging industrial industries (architecture, engineering, construction) across global teams. Earlier in his career, he also spent time at mobile game publishers such as Glu Mobile, and began his career in brand marketing at Alltel Wireless prior to its Verizon acquisition. In 2022 he joined absurd:joy as Director of Product Marketing, and looks forward to creating narratives, building storylines, and taking amazing services to market that will take remote work collaboration to the next level.