10 thoughts on “Goodbye Rich”

  1. This is indeed very very sad news. Rich was my boss for just a bit over a year back at Sling, and I someone I learned a tremendous amount from, and had tremendous respect for. He was never a “front and center” of the news kind of guy, and flew under the radar a lot, but trust me that the high tech industry has lost a valuable member, and many of us have lost a wonderful friend.

  2. I’m still in shock: Rich was the definition of indestructible, beating the odds his whole life. And I agree: what a big loss to the tech community. It’s hard to find individuals as deeply versed across the spectrum of technology & business and with the charismatic oomph to propel ideas & people forward. He was generous, opinionated, and above all fearless. @Rich: We miss you already!

  3. Goodbye Rich, marketing magic maker, fearless leader, best boss, inspiring mentor, and a kind, loyal, and wonderful friend. We miss you dearly.

    One thing is for sure though – your spirit will live on!

  4. Wow, this is a very sad news. Rich was the consummate professional, worked amazingly hard and had the highest of integrity. There were few people in the Valley who really knew the consumer electronics market as well as Rich and I’m blessed to have had the time I spent with him. This is a big loss for the industry and for me personally. Rest well old buddy.

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