about

My name is Ryan Rich. I’m a product and technology leader focused on building meaningful products and high-powered engineering teams.

I have a particular focus on privacy, security and regulatory compliance.

I’m currently working on a newly funded venture called Haekka. Before that, I was the Chief Product Officer at Datica where I helped organizations protect healthcare information in the cloud.

Before Datica, I co-founded a startup that helped educators streamline their grading process with the assistance of their mobile device. Utilizing optical character recognition technology (way before things like machine learning and AI were cool), I helped college professors drastically improve their grading process, allowing them to spend more time educating.

I live in Portland Oregon with my wife, daughter, dog and two cats.

work

Haekka

haekka.com

Haekka is a privacy and security training platform built for Slack. Organizations can meet their compliance training requirements for HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2, CCPA and more, while building a culture of privacy — all from the convenience of their Slack instance.

I am the co-founder and CTO of Haekka.

Product Kaiju

At PK I assist my consulting clients with their product management and CompSec needs. Here's a small sample of the companies I've helped:

Plaid

WayUp

DivvyCloud

Datica

datica.com

Up until March 2020, I was the Chief Product Officer at Datica where I helped organizations large and small protect healthcare information in the cloud. As CPO I was responsible for product design, strategy, and management. Previously at Datica, I built both product and design functions as VP of Product and Director of Design.

Global Thinking (More Vang)

morevang.com

Before Datica I worked with brands like Volkswagen and Ducati — building and designing software that automated their digital marketing strategies as part of Global Thinking's creative agency.

GradeSnap

My career started by co-founding a startup that helped educators streamline their grading process with the assistance of their mobile device. Utilizing optical character recognition technology (way back before things like machine learning and AI were cool), we helped college professors drastically improve their grading times, allowing them to spend more time educating.

I’m passionate about building products at the intersection of security, privacy, and autonomy. I graduated from R.I.T. with a B.S. in applied science and currently reside in the Pacific Northwest.