As VP, Planning and Ecosystem, Rick coordinates overall strategy discussion and product road map planning for Firefox OS. Previously he was GM of Apps and the Firefox Marketplace. Rick joined Mozilla from Vodafone in the UK where he was the Program Director for the combination of Internet services and bespoke handsets marketed as Vodafone 360. Prior to Vodafone, Rick had a long career at Microsoft starting in application development and deployment; growing to server product development and marketing and evolving into managing product teams in the delivery of mobile applications and services. Rick gained an extensive background in software development and organization management with Tandem computers and US West communications.