Rick began with the original Miva Corporation (now Miva Merchant) in 1999 as Director of North American Sales. His responsibilities included channel sales and management, strategic partnership development and end user adoption. Rick took over as Vice President of Sales and Business Development in 2002. In 2007 he became Executive Vice President when the company was spun out of MIVA, Inc (formerly FindWhat) into a standalone entity. Today, Rick’s duties include overseeing all parts of day to day operations with a specific focus on Sales, Marketing and Business Development. During his tenure at Miva Merchant, Rick has worked with thousands of web hosting companies to assist them in offering an ecommerce platform to their end users.
Rick’s more than 17 years of executive-level sales and marketing experience also includes his tenure as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Providence Systems (now Buffini and Company), a privately held sales training company. At Providence Systems, Rick developed and executed the sales and marketing strategies that helped lead a successful corporate turnaround in the late 1990′s.