Chief Technology Officer / CTO
EVP and Chief Technology Officer
Rick Treese is WebMD's Chief Technology Officer and has served in this position since June 2015. Rick is responsible for WebMD's Technology strategy and delivery, which includes the Engineering effort for WebMD.com, Medscape.com, and the company's portfolio of award-winning mobile apps. Each month these products drive an average of 1.4 billion page views to 210 million unique users.
He also is responsible for the WebMD's technology infrastructure and operations efforts. Prior to becoming Chief Technology Officer, Rick was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Innovation, where he led the teams responsible for the development of WebMD's portfolio of consumer- and physician-focused products.
TheMarkets.com (sold to Standard and Poors/Capital IQ) <link>
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
TheMarkets.com was partly owned by the world's top nine investment banks and provided software and data solutions to the Institutional Investment world. The company was sold to Standard and Poors in 2010 for $310 million.
As Chief Technology Officer, Rick led all technology initiatives, which included driving the development and innovation of the company's entire suite of platforms for the investment community. He successfully supported TheMarkets.com's explosive growth by cultivating an agile and high-performing technology organization.
Advanstar Communications <link>
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Rick was appointed Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Advanstar Communications following two years as the Chief Technology Officer of the company's dot.com effort.
While at Advanstar, Rick was responsible for creating the technology, tools and processes that drove the company's hundreds of Digital Media products. He also successfully upgraded and transformed the company's internal systems by modernizing its software platforms, enterprise hardware, and network infrastructure.
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY, EQUITY RESEARCH DIVISION
Rick was responsible for leading a global team of engineers in the development and integration of all software initiatives for Goldman's Equity Research Division internationally. Rick and his team wrote and managed a full portfolio of software that was used heavily by Goldman's Equity Research group across the globe. Functionality covered everything from full Content Management Systems with integrated market data and automated handling of real-time distribution, down to custom faxing and contact management applications.
His work included the build of the first Equity Research digital authoring/workflow/delivery system at Goldman Sachs, which was created from the ground up in his first couple of years.
|Inside the Minds: CTO Leadership Strategies|
Co-author of book on technology Leadership, published by Aspatore Books
|Interview - "How I Got Here: Rick Treese" (ITworld)|
Part of ITworld's regular "How I Got Here" series
|"How Customized Software Development Is Transforming the Financial Industry" - by Rick Treese" (eWeek)|
Article on the trajectory of the build of custom software in the Financial industry
Rick Treese's LinkedIn Profile|
|Folio Magazine cover story: Technology and Magazine
Part of cover story roundtable on the progress of technology in the publishing industry
|TheMarkets.com Appoints Chief Technology Officer|
|People News: Treese Leaves Advanstar (Mins B2B Magazine)|
|"Shaking up sales at Advanstar" (Expo Magazine) |
Article on Advanstar's CRM system and sales process overhaul
|Advanstar Improves Productivity (DM Review Magazine, August
Article on Advanstar's data warehouse effort
Goldman Sachs Invests in Automation|
This article/interview covers an application written for the Goldman Sachs Equity Research division (1995)