|Job Title||President and CEO|
|Organisation||Payment Pathways, Inc.|
|Registered Since||6 Apr 2009|
|Areas of Expertise||B2B Marketing, Ecommerce, Mobile, Social, Strategy & Operations|
President and Chief Executive Officer - PPI - http://www.paymentpathways.com
Inventor and Founder of Payment Pathways - http://greenlistid.blogspot.com
Mr. O’Brien’s career spans three decades in the information and communications technology marketplace where he established a reputation for taking ideas and creating entire new sources of revenue. He established Peering and Financial Exchanges for the satellite, options, and trading industries for Equinix where he also led Fortune 50 companies and the financial (trading) community to migrate global network hubs, Web, and email operations to Equinix and its foreign partner in Brazil.
At Starburst Software, Rick sold the first commercial multicast file transfer technology for global Web caching and simultaneous database updates across various security enclaves in the DoD, Intel and Satellite industries.
In 1994 he introduced the first Windows desktop video tele-conferencing software solution company, InVision, driving revenue over $1M within the first six months of product launch. In 1991, he led the sales force of the first fax server software company, SofNet, driving revenue over $2.5 million in the first year of the company&rquo;s existence.
In the eighties, projects included privatizing Telebit’s spread spectrum digital signal processors to accelerate sales for GE Medical Systems, and introducing and selling the first commercial use of DES technology to the Fed, coupled with writing the specification for the first DES-based security processor to automate ACH payments in production control systems. This ACH dial-access capability enabled first use of on-demand “just-in-time” payments to GM&rquo;s supply chain for First National Bank of Chicago and Digital Pathways. It exceeded product lifetime expectations and was decommissioned after more than a decade of high-volume payment processing.
Education and Qualifications
BA in English Literature from McGill University.