Rich Julius has spent the past 25 years as an information architect, entrepreneur, software executive, and business consultant for some of the world’s leading technology companies, initially in Silicon Valley and for the past decade in Research Triangle, North Carolina.
In 2015 Rich was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as a senior White House adviser as a member of the IRS Oversight Board (although his nomination, as with many others, was never docketed for a Senate hearing).
Rich is currently a senior product manager for Cisco Systems, following several years as a busness architect and technology consultant to Cisco through M Squared Consulting. He previously served as CEO of iMedia Revenue (Ireland) Ltd., a company focused on bringing innovative digital solutions to the news industry, and before that as CTO of New Media News LLC, where he built and launched DNAinfo.com, the successful New York online news outlet backed by the billionaire Joe Ricketts.
His Silicon Valley career includes VP of Interactive Technology at Crimson Consulting, president of the information architecture company Specific Impulse Inc., Director of User Assistance at Oracle, and Director of Knowledge Systems at Informix.
Founder of University of California Berkeley’s Technical Communication program in 1995, Rich taught Information Architecture and Digital Communications courses there for over 5 years. He also taught business and creative writing on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing and his BA in English, as well as BA degrees in Arts and Ideas and Comparative Literature from UofM’s Residential College.