Rich is an established pioneer in the technology industry over the last twenty-five years and helped with numerous innovation and products for businesses and consumers. Before joining Zodiac, Rich held key executive positions in SVP Software Engineering, Consumer Applications, and Devices and Systems. He was typically responsible for developing products and services across set-top, mobile, and broadband web platforms, including major advances in on-screen navigation, Cloud-based services, advanced data-mining, and technologies for measurement, advertising, and operational purposes.
Additionally, Rich provided oversight over various areas across the company, like infrastructure, software development, implementation of Cablevision’s Optimum Online® high-speed broadband service, and our Emmy award-winning iO® high-speed digital cable service, including the company’s Onyx interactive service. Rich received two Emmy awards on behalf of Cablevision’s work and deployment of video service navigation and network-based Cloud DVR service. More recently, he assisted in developing next-generation platforms that support Internet network-based IPTV and OTT services.
Rich holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering, a Master degree in Computer Science at Columbia University, and PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University.