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Rick Chavez

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Principal, RJC Advisors. Previously General Manager, Advertising & Consumer Monetization, Microsoft. Harvard grad. Harvard grad.

Principal, RJC Advisors. Previously General Manager, Advertising & Consumer Monetization, Microsoft. Harvard grad. Harvard grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Viant Corporation
Marble Associates

Advisor

Citrix Online
Walmart.com
Adobe Systems
Microsoft
Sony Corporation - Japan
Merck
Yahoo!
Chavez Group LLC

Positions

Principal RJC Advisors July 2015 - present
General Manager, Advertising & Consumer Monetization Microsoft July 2011 - July 2015
Managing Director TCG Advisors November 2008 - June 2011
Independent business advisor and interim executive Chavez Group LLC 2001 - December 2008
Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development Brix Networks March 2005 - March 2008
CEO LOBBY7 2000 - 2001
Chief Strategy Officer; Chairman, Advisory Board Viant Corporation 1996 - 2000
Principal CSC 1994 - 1996
COO Marble Associates 1989 - 1994

Education

Harvard University 1983 - 1987

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Go to market strategy • Analytics • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

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Steve Macbeth
We worked together  •  Advisor, Email Copilot (previously Embarke) and Founding Partner, EnderRealm.
I worked with Rick on a number of startup-like ventures within Microsoft. He was always looking for ways to outwit the system in order for u ... s to be more agile, more innovative and more deeply connect with our customers.
Michael Goldbach
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Samzam Consulting Ltd. and Advisor, Driptech, inc.. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Rick is a hard working visionary with a deep understanding of how to structure business for success in innovation. He sees what's next and d ... rives the organization around him in that direct. His experience both as a business leader and as a consultant with Geoff Moore has given him tremendous visibility into what others have done, what works, and what doesn't. He has a great network among leaders in high tech. And then on the personal side, he's fascinating to talk with, fun to play with and is a really nice guy who cares about the people around him.
Paul Barnes-Hoggett
Technical Advisor, Storyhunter Inc. and Founder, Barnes and Hoggetts.
Steven Wolfe Pereira
We worked together  •  VP Brand & Marketing @ Oracle; Previously CMO @ Datalogix, EVP @ Starcom MediaVest, VP Univision; Focus on Content+Media+Marketing+Tech+Data
High integrity and intelligence, Rick has great business and technology experience in both the start-up and enterprise world.
Paul Lee
We worked together  •  Senior Fellow, Harvard University and Board President, Asian Community Development Corporation.
I have worked with Rick when he was in top management of startups. He has great judgment and understands the competing interests in new com ... panies. He is willing to take calculated risks. He is articulate and a clear thinker, Great leader.
Annette Tonti
The Start Exchange, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor Brown Unv.
Rick is a great advisor because he has an enormous breadth of experience. Rick has both started businesses and has worked within large corpo ... rations who need to understand how entrepreneurs think and grow companies. Rick's experience would be extremely useful as an advisor.
Rob Tarkoff
We worked together  •  President and CEO, Lithium Technologies. Previously SVP and GM of Digital Enterprise Solutions Business Unit, Adobe.
Rick has an amazing ability to identify trends and capitalize on them. I think his instincts are extremely good
Lisa Hu
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, Blippar. Previously Director - Strategy, Reuters Media, Thomson Reuters.
Rick has significant start-up and corporate experience with diverse skill sets that can be applied to future endeavors.
Mark Jacobson
We worked together  •  Director, Media Marketing, Groupon. Previously Director of Strategy, Microsoft. Northwestern grad.
Rick is an experienced entrepreneur, with demonstrated success in all life stages of a company. In addition, Rick is an extremely strategic ... thinker, and he uses strategic frameworks to create clarity around what's most important to do, when, and why; define clear and differentiated customer value; and establish the right priorities and investment allocations to enable a company to succeed at any stage.
Paul Apodaca
We worked together  •  Principal PM Manager, Microsoft. Previously Senior Director of Product Management, Active Network.
Rick is very good at working to understand opportunities and getting other to think outside of the box. He has great potential to see opport ... unities where other might just follow the norm.
Vivek Vaidya
We worked together  •  Founder & CTO, Krux Digital. Previously Group Program Manager, Microsoft.
James Maiocco
We worked together  •  General Manager, Xero. Previously Director, Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft. University of Washington grad. University of Virginia grad.
Rick brings a great combination of entrepreneurial and big company experience together, and deep domain expertise in marketing, media, and a ... dvertising empowering him to contribute to growing and scaling a company. He is an ideal exec, co-founder for a company with a strong tech team/solution seeking someone with business chops to help grow the business.
Rob Pinkerton
We worked together  •  Chief Marketing Officer, Morningstar and Advisor, Cloverpop. Carnegie Mellon grad.
He's got great ideas, fun as can be to work with and gets stuff done.
Raymie Stata
We worked together  •  Jack of all Trades, Altiscale. Previously Board Member, Yottaa. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Raymie Stata
We worked together  •  Jack of all Trades, Altiscale. Previously Board Member, Yottaa. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
James Maiocco
We worked together  •  General Manager, Xero. Previously Director, Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft. University of Washington grad. University of Virginia grad.
Rick brings the diversity of big company and small startup experience, building business from the ground up, to operating inside a F50 compa ... ny. Rick has deep domain expertise in all things marketing, advertising and media. He is an ideal business leader for a startup, to complement a technical co-founder, or a company seeking to scale / grow aggressively.