Rick speaking


I've been working on the Xcode developer tools at Apple since 2005, first as an engineer and then as a manager. My teams work on Xcode's build system and project configuration model, as well as the open source Swift Package Manager.

I'm a strong believer in mentorship and investing in others' professional growth. As a manager, I care about building collaborative, self-motivated teams, fostering a balanced work environment, and driving for excellence in our products. I'm sometimes hiring, so if you'd like to work with me in Cupertino, please drop me a line.

For more on what I've done at Apple you can see my CV.

Engineering Background

I'm a second-generation programmer and have been writing code since I was a kid. I got my professional start running a web design consultancy as a high schooler in the late '90s; and I earned my Bachelors in CS from WPI in 2004.

Growing up as a programmer gave me a head start, but great engineers come from all walks of life and backgrounds. I believe in creating inclusive developer communities that welcome everyone.


I am a seed investor and member of the board of directors at Backhaus Bread. Backhaus is a fantastic bakery in San Mateo, turning out the best bread, pretzels, and pastries I've ever had. A farmer's market staple, look for their first retail location in Spring 2019.

I also contributed seed funding for OpenInvest. OpenInvest is a public benefit corporation dedicated to making socially responsible investing easy and accessible.