Richard Schwartz has repeatedly created and led new organizations to innovate and develop software that has had significant market impact. Schwartz was most recently Head of Carrier Business for Good Technology (acquired by Blackberry), following the acquisition of Macheen by Good Technology, where he served as President and CEO.
Prior to founding Macheen, Schwartz was senior vice president of strategy and technology for Openwave, responsible for strategic direction and mergers/acquisitions. He joined Openwave when i t acquired his former company, SoloMio, where he was CEO. Prior to founding SoloMio, he was senior vice president of technology at Vignette Corporation.
He joined Vignette in June 1999 when it acquired Diffusion, which he founded and led as CEO. Prior to Diffusion, he was chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology for Borland International during the period of revenue growth from $30M to $650M. At Borland, Schwartz was responsible for overall product and technology strategy.
Schwartz joined Borland via the acquisition of his company Ansa Software. He co-founded Ansa Software, where he was the co-creator of Paradox, the first relational database software widely used by business professionals, selling over 10 million licenses.
Schwartz holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA. After completing his PhD, he was a visiting professor in Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and then served as senior computer scientist at Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) prior to founding his first company. He has been board member, mentor and investor in a number of companies and high-technology incubators. He holds multiple patents and is the author of numerous publications.