Senior Vice President, Technology
Rian leads all technology initiatives across the R2C Group portfolio of companies, providing leadership and direction to the Technology, Systems Development and Leavened Development departments. Rian will maximize the agency’s current technology to meet clients’ future needs and opportunities. He will also oversee the development of the PROOF platform, a web-based application that will offer a planning, buying, measurement and optimization tools for advertisers.
He brings over two decades of experience driving strategy, process and culture, with hands-on coding and infrastructure architecture skills. Most recently, Schmidt was the CTO of Vadio, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of a streaming video platform that powered Shazam’s video service and Pearl Travel Tech, a SaaS startup providing immigration assessments to Fortune 100 enterprise clients. He previously worked at Amazon as the Head of Labs Technology for Zappos.
Rian received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.