PersonalRick founded Battery Ventures more than 25 years ago. In his current role, Rick acts principally as an advisor on the overall management and strategy of the firm. His current portfolio responsibilities are concentrated in the telecom sector and include Zayo Bandwidth. Rick’s prior investments include Allegiance Telecom (NASDAQ: ALGX), Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Concord Communications (NASDAQ: CCRD), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS) and Network Equipment Technologies 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.