Rich is a vice president with the Automotive & Mobility practice at Escalent. With global research experience across 60 countries and multiple industries, Rich is focused on the ever-evolving connected vehicle landscape, helping clients understand the product possibilities and commercialization opportunities associated with these new vehicle technologies. He is laser-focused on creating future-facing solutions that use derived, stated, and predictive analytics to help both automotive and technology companies uncover solutions that will have future customer relevance and desire. Since the beginning of his career, his background and focus have been in automotive research and he has worked with many OEMs, Tier 1 and tech organizations on a global basis. Recently, Rich held a leadership position at Alida in North America, where he also oversaw the company’s Asian and Greater China business. While he started his career in London, he has lived and worked in Detroit, LA, and Hong Kong.