Rick Johnson

President & CEO, Kadro Solutions

As President/CEO and co-founder, Rick is responsible for leading Kadro Solutions' strategic vision, developing the business, and directing the company's operations.

Rick has over 30 years of experience in software engineering and engineering management applied in the areas of software product development, professional consulting services, and IT. He graduated from N.C. State University in 1984 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and in 1987 with a MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Breakout Sessions II
Business Strategies
Growth Strategies: Key Considerations for Building an Online Marketplace
"With online marketplace revenues expected to double by 2022, and Amazon’s growing prominence, more businesses are either selling through third party marketplaces or establishing marketplaces as part of their business model. As businesses rethink how to engage with customers wherever they are, how do they know if a marketplace approach is right for them? And what types of marketplaces make the most sense for different product categories and industries? In this session, we’ll explore with our panelists what prompted them to set up a marketplace, business considerations they had to weigh, and what platform capabilities they needed to successfully execute. "