Rick founded Battery Ventures nearly 30 years ago. In his current role, Rick acts principally as an advisor on the overall management and strategy of the firm. Rick’s prior investments include Allegiance Telecom (NASDAQ: ALGX), Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Concord Communications (NASDAQ: CCRD), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), Network Equipment Technologies, Zayo Bandwidth, and several mobile communications investments that became part of Nextel Communications (NASDAQ: NXTL).
Rick has served on numerous private and public company boards, and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of both the New England Venture Capital Association and the National Venture Capital Association. Prior to founding Battery, Rick spent six years in venture capital at UNC Ventures and two years in law at Hutchins and Wheeler. Rick holds an AB in Government from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.