Rich Christiansen - Entrepreneur and Author of Bootstrap Business
Rich is best known for the successes at Mitsubishi Electric, Novell, and About.com. However, his true passion and talent is in the startup and launch of technology oriented companies. Several of these most recent successes include, CastleWave, BootStrap Business, Tornado Solutions, Know More Media, Cyclone Trading Company, MortgageSaver101, Mountain Grabbers LLC, and Custom Dreams LLC. He describes himself as “a perfectly good business executive turned entrepreneur.”Rich has over 20 years of corporate management experience leading cross-functional teams and organizations in the technology industry. He is a skilled market innovator with a strong technology background and a thorough understanding of how to deliver technology to the marketplace.In 2003 Rich formally left the corporate world and is having the time of his life building, managing, and selling, his own compilation of technology companies. He states, “I am not sure it should be legal for one individual to have this much fun. I take great pride and satisfaction in mentoring young, talented individuals and helping business opportunities emerge.”Rich’s long term goal is to be actively involved in helping enable commerce and capitalism in developing countries. Of keen interest to him right now is Nepal. He is raising a young woman from Nepal as his daughter and has many strong ties to this amazing country. He recently returned from Nepal with his family where they not only trekked through the Himalayas, but also documented the Sherpa Culture. He feels drawn and compelled to help this country evolve out of its desperate situation. He is taking an active role in the education of young girls who would have otherwise not been able to receive an education.