Rick Brown

Winter Springs, FL

Experience


Chief Technical Officer

imediaReach

March 2011 – Present | Winter Springs, FL

Responsible for establishing the company's technical vision and leading all aspects of the company's technology development.


President and Chief Executive Officer

Rhythm & Blues Entertainment, LLC

January 2003 – Present | Orlando, FL

Multi-location Franchise Partner for Tijuana Flats Burrito Company employing over 100 local, highly talented individuals across Seminole and East Orange County FL.


President

Rhythm & Blues Enterprises, LLC

March 2003 – Present | Winter Springs, FL

R&B Enterprises owns 4 Tijuana Flats Burrito Company Restaurants in Eastern Seminole and Orange County and provides Management Services through Rhythm & Blues Entertainment, LLC.

Rhythm & Blues Enterprises also owns a minority stake in Imediareach, LLC a full service advertising agency specializing in mobile platforms.

Together we employ over 100 people mainly in food service and food service management & support positions.


City Commissioner, District 2

City of Winter Springs, Florida

November 2006 – Present

Representing the Citizens and Businesses of the City of Winter Springs and those who want to be!


Past Chairman of the Board of Directors & Board Member

Boys Town of Central Florida - March 2006 – Present | Central Florida

Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of CareSM that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.


Life Member

Naval War College Foundation

2008 – Present | Newport, RI


Past Chairman, Executive Council

Leadership Seminole

2008 – 2010


Past Secretary of the Board of Directors

Seminole Behavioral Healthcare

2007 – 2010


Director of Global Business Development for Education

VERITAS Software

January 2002 – July 2002

Negotiated critical delivery contracts with international curriculum providers for world-wide delivery of our training products


Director of Americas Eduction Delivery

VERITAS Software

October 1999 – January 2002

As Director for America's Education Deliver, oversaw a team of instructors for onsite and classroom delivery at our 13 training center locations in the Americas and at Major Customers corporate locations.

Responsible for defining budget and attainment in accordance with revenue requirements and defining growth strategies.

Provide Curriculum input based on real world analysis of delivery methodologies and interfaced with performance metrics experts to align curriculum deliver with learning modes.

Seagate Software


Director, Worldwide Training and Consulting

Seagate Software

June 1996 – October 1999

Directed launch of World Wide Training and Consulting division including product definition, definition of delivery methodologies, team selection and building, partnership development, start-up budget and ROI analysis, facilities identification and equipment definition.

Launched European office modeled after US efforts to service EMEA clients out of the London office for both education delivery in classroom or customized to customer specification, and for consultancy services for installation, infrastructure expansion and roll-out using a variety of Seagate products.

Seagate Technologies, Conner Peripherals, Maynard Electronics


Manager, Technical Services

Seagate Technologies

October 1992 – June 1996 | Lake Mary, Florida

Managed and Directed a variety of Hardware and Software Support call centers.

Significant Community Involvement

Bio


A highly experienced Operations Executive who has a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments.

Strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 23 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management, and start-up strategies. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings.

Presented at Comdex on the art of delighting customers with unquestionable service

Appeared as a featured guest on Fran TV discussing the franchise business

Certification Consultant for Microsoft Approved Applications.

Co-Chaired the A+ Certification Development Team that defined the A+ Certification Test 1993-1996

Contact


Richard C. Brown (Rick)

Rhythm & Blues Enterprises, LLC

1170 Tree Swallow Drive

Suite 311

Winter Springs, FL 32708


Email

Rick.Brown@Rhythm-n-Blues.com


Office

407-677-1569


Google Voice

321-549-7621


Fax

321-296-7389


Skype

Rick@imediareach