Richard “Rick” Gilchrist, is Co-Founder and CEO for VöC & Ecofy DC with the goal of providing resources for global transformation and inspiring people to do good, be good and contribute to meaningful change.
Rick is a business leader and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience figuring out how to do it better and be better with notable exits and company successes.
As one of the co-founders and former COO of New Frontier Data and through working with startups as well as his own companies, Rick learned from many, many mistakes and failures. He identifies needs and gaps in starting up organizations and accelerating growth in business, software, data reporting and in the business solutions available to a highly under-served, mission oriented industries. Rick helped to create custom data ingestion CRM engine and architected business tools that now make up the foundation for Ecofy's business acceleration platform and whose IP has been used by over 3000 business users in Europe and multiple fortune 100 companies. Rick’s focus is squarely on helping organizations focus on providing the best product, service or experience while making an impact.