Rich Cox

Rich is a Lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and teaches at the Stanford Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). He is also a Guest Lecturer at London Business School and Aalto University in Helsinki.

Rich’s Management Design Consulting Firm, People Rocket, combines Art+Science+Design to bring disruptive elegance to business, organizations and ventures and create better people, teams, and cultures. Rich coaches executives, leaders and teams at organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative, Istanbul 2020 Olympic Bid Committee, TEDx, Mozilla, Google, Cisco, and JP Morgan Chase.

He has an extensive background in business, finance and technology, working as Founder and CEO of Entango Corporation, a venture-backed e-commerce solution; VP of marketing for Ninaza, handling data capture for Phase IV clinical trials ; Lead Engineer for Infinity, a SunGard company a derivative trading and risk-management platform and Engineer at Intel Corporation, where he helped create the first generation of Pentium processors.

In addition, Rich is an improv performer and coach. His improv troupe, Fully Improvised, performs full length plays in the style of David Mamet, and musicals in the style of Stephen Sondheim. He integrates improv tools and mindsets into his work on creativity, innovation and leadership on organizational stages around the world as a speaker and consultant.

He has walked from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and now lives in San Francisco with his two dogs Ali and Shug.

Rich believes that we, humankind, know how to do much of what we are doing today better than we are doing it today. He is on a crusade to help everyone reach their full potential and make the world a better place.