Rick Nucci has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He’s currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which helps companies centralize their collective knowledge. Prior to Guru Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business for Dell, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.
Rick is currently the chair of Philly Startup Leaders, one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing.
Check out my recent conversation with Rick about launching startups:
Interviewer: Jorge Soto, Host at Sotoventures Media
Jorge: What is your career background and how did you get into the digital and startup world?
Caio: I was manager of logistics operations for several years, which is where I learned a lot about how to manage teams and crisis. Then I moved into marketing and sales manager role for that logistics company, which is how I learned about Resultados Digitais.
Shortly after becoming very impressed by the company, a friend recommended I apply for a channel account manager vacancy at Resultados Digitais and needless to say I got the job and here I am.
For me, entering this market has been awesome and I’m so happy. We love the daily challenges and learning, and also the feeling of being ahead of the market in terms of technology and new ways of doing business.
Interviewee: Michael Cardamone, Managing Director at Acceleprise San Francisco
Interviewer: Jorge Soto, Host at Sotoventures