Coming from a PhD in Bioengineering and previous work on FDA-regulated consumer products, Rick wanted to put advanced technology in the hands of every expert creator so they can focus on what they do best - content and community.

This journey was precipitated by a cancer diagnosis in 2018. On his journey through hospitals, surgery, and chemo, Rick wished he’d had access to better guidance and support systems. Rick and his team have built Ongo to help anyone on a health and wellness journey get the guidance and support they need.

As the “Chief Everything Officer” at a startup, Rick's role varies quite a bit day-to-day. On any given day, he could be reviewing new product designs, troubleshooting issues with the engineering team, talking with customers, meeting with investors, recruiting awesome new people, or doing an assortment of random tasks.

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