Wicked Programmer 3Rich is the Founder and Chief Architect of MILL5.  He is responsible for setting the technical direction and strategy of MILL5.  When he is not setting direction, he is mentoring others on improving their skills and capabilities.

Prior to starting MILL5, he spent over 25 years in the software industry, including 10 years at Microsoft.  He has a wealth of experience including cloud, mobile, large scale, web, real-time, and high performance databases and applications.

Rich holds many certifications.  He is a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server, Microsoft Certified Application Developer, Azure Insider and Specialist, Amazon Certified Architect and Amazon Certified Developer.

He has extensive experience in consulting having worked for BlueMetal Architects, Microsoft, Xerox Global Services/XLConnect, Savernac Corporation, and MITRE.  Some of the customers Rich has had the honor of helping are Fidelity, State Street, Olympus, GSO Capital, Akamai, EBay, Monster.com, Thomson Reuters, Emerson Process Management, SmashFly, Partners Healthcare, Staples, Bank of New York, ConvergEx, and more.

Rich likes to share his knowledge with others.  He authored “Essential Windows Communication Foundation” from Addison Wesley.  He has spoken at many conferences including TechEd, Visual Studio Launch Event(s), Financial Services and Healthcare Developer Conferences, and his favorite, Code Camp.  Recently he authored “Developing high-quality code, the .NET way” for SD Times.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  During this time, he led his team to win the Sigma XI Research Award for undergraduate studies.  Rich stayed on to do graduate studies where he taught courses in electrical engineering as an adjunct professor.

Rich lives in Groton, Massachusetts with his family (wife and two kids).  He has lived in New England for 19+ years where he enjoys all that New England has to offer.  He can be reached at rich@mill5.com.