Rik joined River Cities in 2004 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunties and working with executives in portfolio companies on marketing, sales execution, product development and strategy. Prior to his private equity career, Rik gained experience working with venture backed companies in the strategy group of Scient, a global eBusiness consulting firm. Before Scient, Rik worked for four years at Accenture, first in the healthcare services group and then at the Internet Center of Excellence where he helped launch several venture-backed companies, as well as worked on the team that developed the online music platform for BestBuy. Rik serves on the boards of Continuity, ABT Molecular Imaging, EndoChoice and Univa and was previously an observer on the board of Fullscope (sold to Edgewater (nasdaq: EDGW) in 2009.
Mike is a thirty-year veteran of the banking and financial technology industries. Prior to joining Connecticut Online Computer Center (COCC) as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, he held the position of President & CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. During his 14 year tenure at Open Solutions, Mike served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer through their rapid growth. He spent 10 years with National Cash Register (NCR), as the National Product Manager of Platform/Branch Automation. While there, Mr. Nicastro was one of 15 employees worldwide to win the "Chairman's Customer Satisfaction Award". Mike spent the nine years prior to NCR working in the banking industry with Connecticut based Bristol Savings Bank, as well as New York based Citicorp.
Peter has spent nearly 20 years in numerous roles at CI. Peter is currently responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies at CI. Peter’s past CI investments include: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (IPO), CYA Technologies (acquired by enChoice), NeuVis (acquired by Rational Software), Nufern (acquired by Rofin-Sinar), Cardium Health (acquired by Centene), SilverSky and Post-N-Track. He also serves on the board of the YEI Innovation Fund, the UConn Prototype Fund and serves on the UConn Patent review committee.
Carl has been Chief Financial Officer of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. since May 2013. He has many years of financial, operating and public accounting experience at several private and public high technology and software companies. He also spent over 10 years in public accounting in various management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte Haskins & Sells, both international public accounting firms. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Blandino received a BS degree in Finance & Accounting from Robert Morris College. He has been a board member at Continuity since July of 2012.
Prior to Continuity, Andy founded and was the CTO of Perimeter eSecurity. Perimeter eSecurity pioneered the Security as a Service industry has been one of the fastest growing companies in the country with over a dozen awards to its credit. While at Perimeter, Andy also served on the board of directors. Andy is currently the President of Gnostic Ventures, a company that advises on security investments, speaks on SAAS and the creation of value, and invests in SAAS companies.