Rich grew up in Cupertino, California before it became the heart of Silicon Valley. He studied Semiconductor theory, receiving his BSEE from University of Santa Barbara and worked for Signetics Corporation upon graduation as a process engineer in their wafer fabrication facility in Sunnyvale. Upon completion of his MBA from Santa Clara University, Rich founded an independent insurance agency in the Fresno, California area in 1979, focusing mostly on Commercial Property & Casualty. This was a successful career and he sold his business in 1985 to begin a 25 year Sales and Marketing career with Philips Semiconductor, living in Dallas, Atlanta, San Diego and San Jose. Rich worked up the ranks of Global Sales and became Sr Director of Wireless and Computing business in North America.
In 2014, he purchased a large captive insurance agency in Tucson, AZ and then became an independent agency in 2016. Rich had a unique background in both technology and insurance. His passion continues to be Commercial Property & Casualty and he emulates his concierge service by offering more individualized, responsive service to his clientele. Rich brings specialized commercial products to his clients throughout the Southwest. With his contacts in Technology and his experience in Homeowner Associations, Real Estate Property and small/middle sized businesses, he will bring the experience and direct service to accounts in the $5,000 to $100,000 premium size.