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Richard Edwards

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Former Senior Director of Global IT, Gilt Groupe. As 8th employee I was involved with the entire growth of company.

Former Senior Director of Global IT, Gilt Groupe. As 8th employee I was involved with the entire growth of company.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In




Senior Director, Global Corp. IT Gilt Groupe January 2011 - April 2015
Director of IT Gilt Groupe 2008 - January 2011
Director of IT AlleyCorp 2007 - 2008
Director of Technology Ramapo Indian Hills HS District September 2001 - November 2006
Principle Designer/Senior Engineer Jersey City Public Schools New Jersey June 1998 - September 2001
Strategic Advisor lettrs
Founding Principal RFE Consulting LLC December 2014 - present


Bergen Community College Arts and Science 1985 - 1988

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Real Estate
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Restaurants and Retail

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Office Space • Saas • Professional service organization • Growth • E-Commerce • Networking • Management • Shared office • Back-office • Relationship management • Onboaring • Carriers • Cloud Computing • Company Culture • Global Business • International Expansion • IT Infrastructure • Network Architecture • Startups • Team Building • Vendor Management

Key Accomplishments

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Mordecai Goldstein
We worked together  •  General Counsel, GroupMe.
Rich is a seasoned startup pro who has the skills to get the job done time and time again.
Brent Taravella
We worked together  •  Managing Director, CFO/COO, McCourt Global.
Richard is creative, understands how to create value, and had a knack for sniffing out innovative opportunities. He's always thinking about ... projects that haven't been done before rather than copying what has been done.
Arlene Fernandez
We worked together  •  IT Intern, Alley Corp.
Mr. Edwards has helped a startup IT team from 0 to a team of 20 and more. as a member of that team, I can vouch for how articulate, open-min ... ded, and ambitious Mr.Edwards is. He is a great leader and mentor.
Francis Calata
We worked together  •  Senior Director IT, Outbrain.
He understand the challenges that startups encounter as they evolve towards as an established organization.
Corey Maher
We worked together  •  Data Architect, Oscar Insurance.
Rick is no-nonsense, has vast experience in IT and facilities-related technology considerations, inspires fierce loyalty in his staff and is ... one of the most fun guys in New York City to work with.