Founder, President & CEO - Rick Miller
A true visionary, Rick started in the recruitment industry over thirty years ago and quickly adapted technology to the needs of his clients, building resume databases to find the right match for each of them. He founded Adicio in 1997, designing and programming Adicio’s first careers product, CareerCast. Rick also developed Adicio’s original Ad (Job) Wrapping/Scrapping platform. As a leading edge innovator in online recruitment, it may come as a surprise to many that Rick is a self-taught programmer whose technical skills include background with RDBMS, intelligent text retrieval/search engines, web crawlers/spiders and data parsing in Linux and Unix environments. He created some of the first SaaS online recruitment products in the mid-1990s, and those products are the foundation of today’s Adicio platform. He has managed product design and development, including market research, pricing strategies and competitive analysis, as well as accurately determining the overall viability of product/service offerings. Basically, he has done it all.
Rick also has extensive experience in investor relations, including management, and reporting and overseeing investment in large cap companies, even leveraging an investment with some of those same companies. Being the multi-talented man that he is, he has also developed and executed staffing plans in areas from technology to sales to finance, building Adicio from the ground up.
Chief Operations Officer, Corporate Secretary - Richette Lock
As Chief Operations Officer, Richette Lock directs all business operations of the company including human resources, workforce planning, employee compensation and engagement, internal communications and facilities management. She also leads the credit card administration department for Adicio which provides fraud detection, prevention and management services for clients who elect to outsource their website's e-commerce activity. Ms. Lock has been with the company since 2001 and has held positions of increasing responsibility during its years of rapid growth. Before joining Adicio, she was the Business Manager of Zybex, a software provider of medical practice billing and management systems, and also held accounting positions at CalPacific Mortgage, Imperial Savings and First Associates Loan Servicing.
Ms. Lock earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of California in San Diego.
Chief Revenue Officer - Bob Miller
As Chief Revenue Officer, Bob is responsible for development and sales, customer support, and integrating, aligning and coordinating all revenue related functions. He enjoys helping Adicio clients maximize their profits by drawing on his decades of experience in the field of recruiting and advertising, especially digital advertising.
Bob began his career by earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. That educational experience launched him into several successful business endeavors. He has been the president of Robert Miller & Associates and a partner at Miller, Roberts and Richards, both technical search firms. When Bob was given the choice of winters in Illinois or San Diego, the decision was not very difficult. Golfing year round is a great benefit of the Southern California area. Now, while enjoying the San Diego climate, Bob continues to utilize both his educational and professional experiences at Adicio, providing unique guidance to the company’s clients, steering them to the best solutions for their advertising and recruiting problems.
Chief Financial Officer - Paul Jarrad
Graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems, then earning his MBA with a concentration in finance and international business, graduating cum laude, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business doesn’t quite reflect who Paul Jarrad is or how valuable he is to Adicio.
Paul’s education was a great starting point, but his practices in every day corporate finances, including about 25 years as a chief financial officer, have provided him with invaluable practical learning experiences. These experiences have provided opportunities to negotiate acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, as well as participate in significant internal legal collaboration with outside counsel regarding intellectual property, litigation and contract negotiations.
It would have been difficult for the boy who grew up enjoying the desert life of Arizona to envision these kinds of accomplishments in his lifetime. They were still off the radar while serving our country in the military for six years. But once Paul was enrolled in undergraduate study, on scholarship at ASU, goals began to form and life ambitions began to take shape.
Today, Paul not only oversees the financial health of Adicio, he also loves spending time with his wife and three boys. Life these days involves spending a lot of time at soccer games and passing on many of the life lessons he has learned through study, hard work, and experience.
Director of Product Management - Andrew Strieber
As the Director of Product Management, Andrew oversees the creation-to-completion process of large-scale projects, coordinating with cross-functional teams using Agile development methods. His many years working in the area of product development and management have laid the foundation for Andrew’s current responsibilities. He has been with Adicio since 2008, first as a senior web producer, then moving into the area of product management.
Originally from New York City, Andrew attended the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, prior to enrolling at the University of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University before moving to the warmer climate of San Diego.
Known for his exceptional work ethic, creativity, and positive attitude, Andrew is constantly looking for ways to improve Adicio clients’ experiences with online marketing and recruitment.
Director of Development - Jason Bauer
Adicio’s Director of Development knows well the lesson taught by Vince Lombardi, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” After leaving his hometown in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, graduating from Michigan Tech University, then moving to Detroit to work as a web developer, Jason found himself suddenly unemployed after the company he worked for filed for bankruptcy. A friend in San Diego encouraged him to put his cat in a U-Haul and move to sunny Southern California. A few weeks later, Jason was part of the team at Adicio.
Jason’s time at Michigan Tech University resulted in a bachelor’s in Computer Science. His years in Detroit provided him with experience and growth as a developer, a team leader, and a problem solver. First as Adicio’s Lead Developer and Principle Software Engineer, then as the Director of Development, he not only has directed his team, but still gets intimately involved in both writing and fixing code. His success is at least partially attributable to his belief that the entire team is essential in the development process, and his efforts to bring out their innovative ideas.
When Jason is not managing his office environment, he relaxes by playing MMOs, tabletop RPGs, and an assortment of board games. All those years of education and experience have not only proven invaluable in his career, but also provide relaxed excitement in his down time.
IT Manager - Ryan Casebier
Ryan is something of an anomaly in the highly competitive world of Information Technology. After graduating from California State University San Marcos where he earned his bachelor of science degree in business management (emphasis in high tech management) he was hired by Adicio with virtually no professional experience, during an economic downturn. That speaks to his personal qualifications as a reliable and capable Manager Systems Administrator. After starting at Adicio in IT support, Ryan’s hard work, problem-solving abilities, flexibility and reliability soon earned him his current management position, overseeing all tech center operations.
Since the nature of his position requires many unexpected hours away from home and family handling tech-related emergencies, Ryan tends to live a rather non-technical lifestyle when away from work, shunning computer time at home in favor of relationship time with his family. He also enjoys snowboarding, following the San Diego Chargers, and finding new microbrew sources of fine craft beer.