Dr. Rick McPhee is a Senior Advisor at Mainsail Partners where he provides Technology & Product leadership and mentorship. He works closely with CEOs and leaders in product and engineering to scale their teams, launch new products, implement agile, undergo platform upgrades, build a DevOps function, and manage security and compliance programs. He is co-founder at GetUpside, whose products enable local businesses to better serve their customers by offering them profitable personalized promotions.
Previously, Rick was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Opower, Inc. where he was responsible for the delivery of the Company’s energy efficiency products to global utilities, and grew the engineering team through the Company’s IPO in 2014. Prior to Opower, Rick served as Vice President of Engineering at Fortify Software. After Fortify’s acquisition by HP, Rick was responsible for the product and engineering of the Application Security division of HP Enterprise Security Products. Prior to Fortify, Rick held Vice President of Engineering roles at Vormetric (acquired by Thales in 2016) and Sychron, which delivered datacenter workload management products.
Rick holds Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oxford.