Crick is CEO of, a business social discovery platform company, and serves on the board of directors of Alianza and the advisory boards of Vidtel and VIDquik. Crick co-founded Ribbit, a cloud-based voice services company, in 2005, which raised $11M in venture funding. Crick led Ribbit’s strategy and business development activities through sale of the company to British Telecom in 2008 for $105M. Crick has four patents issued or pending for Ribbit technology.

Prior to starting Ribbit, Crick lead development of consumer DSL, Wi-Fi, and voice over FTTH and DSL services at AT&T, and was Director of Value Added Services at NorthPoint Communications (acquired by AT&T) where he launched one of the Nation’s first VoIP services.

Prior to NorthPoint, Crick was VP of Sales and Marketing at water treatment technology startup Applied Process Technology where he Increased revenues by 168% and assisted in raising $4MM of equity financing.

Before then, Crick led engineering, research and new product development, process engineering, and capital planning at the Akrosil, Thilmany, and Veratec divisions of International Paper where he introduced award-winning new products, industry-changing new manufacturing processes, and patented new technology reducing costs as much as 56% and achieving a 132% ROI on invested capital.

While a U.S. Naval officer, Crick developed nuclear reactor instrumentation and control technology for the Navy’s fast attack submarine, U.S.S. Seawolf. Crick has served on the Boards of Directors of the DSL Forum and the International Packet Communications Consortium. He has B.S.E.E and M.B.A degrees from Duke University, and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering.