Rich founded Fourth Economy in 2010 and since then has been leading the charge to help clients translate complex ideas and data into solutions for their communities. He is creative, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial, and uses his own experiences as a guide in his work to connect people who share similar ideas and values. Rich graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A., Political Science and English Writing and attended Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs to earn his Masters of Public Policy and Management. Prior experience includes serving as Deputy Secretary for the Commonwealth of PA where he managed a $89 million annual portfolio, 17 staff members and over $2 billion in investment capital. He strongly believes in honesty, respect, and in creating true partnerships with clients. In his spare time he’s a pinball whiz and believes in the power of craft beer to create stronger communities.