Resumé of Richard K. Wright

1300 Old Bay Road
Johnsburg IL 60051
Phone/Fax: (650) 303-6896
skype: richardkylewright

More than 20 years of developing, managing and shipping cutting edge, industry-leading products - products that helped define an industry.

Able to lead the design and development of complex products by heterogeneous teams that are globally distributed. Deep knowledge of every aspect of digital publishing.

  • Lead teams in the design and user experience of user-oriented products
  • Long development experience, able to understand the entire spectrum of development
  • Proven leader of complex, geographically distributed teams on challenging timelines
  • Strong background in working with and in standards bodies (W3C:SVG, IDPF:EPUB)
  • Deeply familiar with whole product life cycle
  • Capable of working on every aspect of product development including design, documentation, QE and development
  • Strategic visionary leader
  • Skilled at managing multiple, complex products and activities


Web technologies (XML, HTML, CSS, SVG), Languages (Java, C++, JavaScript), Graphics (Postscript, OpenGL, SVG, imaging), Product development (design, development, QE, budgeting, life cycle management)


Citizenship: USA
Languages: English, French

Dec 2012 - present: Engineering Director, Readium Foundation

July 1999 - Nov 2012: Senior Engineering Manager, Adobe Systems

Dec 1996 - Nov 2012: Independent Consultant (part time)

Aug 1998 - July 1999: Senior Computer Scientist, nCommand

June 1994 - Dec 1996: Director, GIS Technology, Risk Management Solutions

Oct 1991 - June 1994: Project Manager/Senior Computer Scientist, QMS

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