Richard Hansen

SVP of Software Services

Rick serves as the Senior Vice President of KMS Technology’s Software Practice. He is responsible for developing the go-to-market strategy, then building and executing that strategy to drive growth.  He works closely with the senior management team to run KMS Technology and maintain KMS’s company’s culture.

Prior to taking this role at KMS, Rick was a VP of Growth and Delivery of Strategic Accounts at the global technology consulting firm Thoughtworks. He’s also held senior executive roles at Accenture Digital in Global Operations, NA Innovation and Design Go-to-Market, and Change Management in post M&A Integrations. He is well versed in the startup world working as VP of Operations at Chaotic Moon and mentor/advisor to entrepreneurs.

With a diverse industry background in domestic and global markets, he’s an organizational leader that understands how to move business forward where motivation and inspiration become the competitive edge. Whether it’s the companies he’s owned or transformed, he’s developed a way that creates high levels of engagement and results.

Rick received an MA in Organizational Development and Management from Fielding Graduate University. He’s been married for 23 years with three daughters and spends his time shuttling them to their sporting events, cheering them on loudly, wake-surfing, and keeping fit as a former triathlete. He’s been a teacher, adjunct professor, entrepreneur/owner of a snowboarding company, business executive, and published author and speaker.

Rick’s charge at KMS is to lead the Software Practice through its next phase of growth. He owns the sales function of the practice and leads the global, matrixed organization for sales and delivery in both Vietnam and the US.