Richard (Rick) Fant is an accomplished product development executive with a background in software engineering, product management, and international deployment. He currently works at Nexco, Inc as Vice President of Product Management. Rick was formerly a Vice-President at AVG Technologies leading a cross-functional team building next generation smartphone protection and management products entering growth markets. Over his career he has driven successful product development at Microsoft, Vodafone and Mozilla; launching MSN Mobile, Vodafone 360 and Firefox OS into international markets. In addition to VillageReach, Richard also sits on the Board of Directors for Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) – an industry association focused on expanding the overall mobile ecosystem.