Richard Hillard is a cloud computing expert who has spent several years championing the industry-wide shift to cloud while helping his clients develop successful cloud strategies. These businesses have realized a significant reduction in their overall information technology and telecommunications costs while improving the operational efficiency of their systems. Throughout his career Rich has built a reputation as an inspired thinker with the ability to rapidly evaluate an organization’s requirements and provide practical, focused advice to business decision-makers. He clearly communicates technical problems, challenges, and solutions while building consensus among teams to ensure a high-level of success with IT projects.
Rich has successfully migrated multiple businesses to the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Remote Desktop Services, thin-client computers, and hosted VoIP deployments. Before bringing the company through a successful acquisition, Rich grew the revenues of an IT consulting company he founded by selling and delivering technology solutions to a regional client base. Rich has worked in the highest levels of IT management for several manufacturing companies throughout his career.
Richard spent 6 years on active-duty military service with the United States Air Force as a Pararescueman. While serving, he was deployed on several occasions to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a member of the NATO Implementation Force (IFOR) during Operation Joint Endeavor and he spent several years performing search and rescue operations while stationed in Iceland.
Rich previously attended the Community College of the Air Force and is currently attending Granite State College. He served for several years as Chairman of the Board of Friends of Forgotten Children, a not-for-profit charitable organization in Concord, New Hampshire. He lives in Londonderry, New Hampshire with his wife Lori and four children where he is a volunteer youth soccer coach and founded a local chess club for children.