Richard hails from Tulsa. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Stanford. (Go Sooners and Cardinal!) 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!
Build.com 10/2016 — Present
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
Build.com 9/2015 — 10/2016
Chico Natural Foods Co-op 9/2013 — 9/2015
CSU Chico 2011 — 2013
Butte Community College 2009 — 2011
- User Research & Testing
- Web Analytics
- Communication with Stakeholders
- Branding & Marketing
- Exporting for Print & Web
- Photography and Art Direction
- Traditional Realism
- Digital Illustration
Game Design & Development
- Goofing around in Unity
- World Building
- VR Gaming
- Concept Art
Showing an aptitude for communicating complex concepts simply, clearly, and effectively and a reverence for deadlines and accountability, Suzy quickly became integral to most of our campaigns and projects. She interfaced well with co-workers, customers, the Board of Directors, and the Management Team. Her work ethic set a benchmark for other employees and her thoughtful insights were an invaluable asset to our team.
— Dylan Tellesen, CNFC
I have had the pleasure of working with Suzy on our checkout revamp. She came to all our meetings with an enthusiasm, curiosity, and a lot of great questions. Without a doubt she's been a tremendous asset to the project and has been critical in finding not so obvious edge cases and in getting this shipped. I wholeheartedly endorse Suzy as a UX designer that anyone would be lucky to have on their project!
— Robbie Reaves, Build.com