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Rich Julius[edit]

Richard Todd Julius (1959) is an information architect, software executive, and entrepreneur. He holds both American and Irish citizenship.

Early Life[edit]

Rich Julius was born in Buffalo, New York and was raised in central New Jersey by his stepfather, Donald S. Bloom, the American painter and Guggenheim Fellow. [1][2] He received BA degrees in English, Comparative Literature, and Arts & Ideas from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he later received an MFA in Creative Writing and subsequently served on the faculty of the Department of English, before his career in Silicon Valley high-tech. [3]

Career[edit]

Silicon Valley[edit]

Rich Julius worked for PeopleSoft in 1992-93 and was a founding member of the PeopleSoft band, the Raving Daves. He went on to work at Oracle Corporation in 1993 where he became director of user assistance, and later joined Informix in 1996 as director of knowledge systems.[4] At Informix he developed Answers OnLine, an external tech support web site that leveraged visualization software from Perspecta, a start-up venture cofounded by Nicholas Negroponte and other veterans of MIT's Media Lab, including Lisa Strausfeld. [5]

In 1995 he founded the technical communication program at the UC Berkeley Extension, where he taught information architecture and digital communication courses. He also served for three years as president of the Berkeley chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, receiving the Distinguished Chapter Service Award in 1994. [6][7][8]

Specific Impulse[edit]

In 1999 Julius co-founded Specific Impulse Inc., a Silicon Valley based information architecture and web development firm, where he served as president until 2007. His projects included the iMarketing intranet system for Applied Materials, information architecture for Seagate Technologies, and the design and co-invention of StageOne™, a portal-builder framework. StageOne version 1 was first released on 31 July 2001 as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Julius continues to sit on the Specific Impulse board as chairman. [9][10]

Crimson Consulting[edit]

Julius became a partner and VP at Silicon Valley based Crimson Consulting Group in 2007, when Crimson Consulting acquired the Specific Impulse consulting practice. There Julius directed consulting projects for companies that included Cisco, McKesson, Microsoft, Seagate, and Verizon. [11][12][13]

News industry[edit]

In 2009 Julius became the CTO of DNAinfo.com, a hyperlocal online news agency based in Manhattan, founded and owned by the American billionaire J. Joseph Ricketts.[14] He left DNAinfo in 2011 to co-found iMedia Revenue (Ireland) Ltd., a company that sells newsroom software and offers ways to commercialize newspapers' products online, where he serves as CEO. Julius is also the author of the BloggingWrites.com news industry blog. [15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Rich Julius is married to Elaine Julius and has a daughter named Sarah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Bloom official web site. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://donbloom.org/don_bloom_biography.html
  2. ^ The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation web site. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://www.gf.org/fellows/
  3. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek “Executive Profile: Rich Julius”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38916724&privcapId=37384143&previousCapId=7769894&previousTitle=Specific%20Impulse%20Inc.
  4. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek “Executive Profile: Rich Julius”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38916724&privcapId=37384143&previousCapId=7769894&previousTitle=Specific%20Impulse%20Inc.
  5. ^ Ricciuti, Mike. “Informix dolls up data interface”, CNET News, 18 March 1997. http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-278085.html
  6. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek “Executive Profile: Rich Julius”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38916724&privcapId=37384143&previousCapId=7769894&previousTitle=Specific%20Impulse%20Inc.
  7. ^ Society for Technical Communication, Berkeley Chapter. “STC-Berkeley Previous Officers”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://www.stc-berkeley.org/AboutTheBerkeleyChapter/leaders.shtml
  8. ^ Society for Technical Communication, Berkeley Chapter. “International STC Awards to the STC Berkeley Chapter”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://www.stc-berkeley.org/Chapter_Awards/index.shtml
  9. ^ Specific Impulse Inc. corporate web site. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://si9.com/about/management
  10. ^ “Specific Impulse Inc. Launches StageOne™ Web Content Publisher”, PR Newswire. 31 July 2001. http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-31-2001/0001545973
  11. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek “Executive Profile: Rich Julius”. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38916724&privcapId=37384143&previousCapId=7769894&previousTitle=Specific%20Impulse%20Inc.
  12. ^ Crimson Consulting Group corporate web site. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://www.crimson-consulting.com/rich.html
  13. ^ CBS Interactive Business Network Business Library. “Crimson Consulting Group Announces Acquisition of Web Development Firm Division” 27 September 2007. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_Sept_27/ai_n27389158/
  14. ^ DNAinfo Manhattan Local News. “Joe Ricketts, Founder & Chief Executive Officer” Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://www.dnainfo.com/about-us/our-team/ceo-founder/joe-ricketts
  15. ^ Weckler, Adrian. “Startup of the day: iMedia Revenue”, The Sunday Business Post, 1 December 2011. http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Startup+of+the+day%3A+iMedia+Revenue/id/89127228-1884-ed74-a076-ac6d85864387
  16. ^ iMedia Revenue corporate web site. Retrieved on 5 February 2012. http://imediarevenue.com/about/

External links[edit]

News Industry Blog: Blogging Writes [1]