Richard hails from Tulsa. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Stanford. (Go Sooners and Cardinals!) Before starting Pied Piper, he worked for Hooli as a part time software developer. While his work focuses on applied information theory, mostly optimizing lossless compression schema of both the length-limited and adaptive variants, his non-work interests range widely, everything from quantum computing to chaos theory. He could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!

Work Experience

  • CEO/President, Pied Piper

    Dec 2013 - Dec 2014 11 months

    Pied Piper is a multi-platform technology based on a proprietary universal compression algorithm that has consistently fielded high Weisman Scores™ that are not merely competitive, but approach the theoretical limit of lossless compression.

    • Build an algorithm for artist to detect if their music was violating copy right infringement laws
    • Successfully won Techcrunch Disrupt
    • Optimized an algorithm that holds the current world record for Weisman Scores


  • Web Development (master): HTML CSS Javascript
  • Compression (master): Mpeg MP4 GIF


  • Information Technology, Bachelor,  University of Oklahoma

    Jun 2011 - Jan 2014

    DB1101 - Basic SQL CS2011 - Java Introduction


  • Digital Compression Pioneer Award,  Techcrunch

    Awarded on: Nov 2014

    There is no spoon.

Volunteer Work

  • Teacher,  CoderDojo

    Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

    Global movement of free coding clubs for young people.

    • Awarded 'Teacher of the Month'



  • Wildlife

    Ferrets Unicorns


  • Erlich Bachman

    It is my pleasure to recommend Richard, his performance working as a consultant for Main St. Company proved that he will be a valuable addition to any company.


English (Native speaker)