Rich Moore is a founder and principal of Big Sprocket LLC, a strategic communications consultancy that helps accelerate the growth and value of B2B technology companies at all stages of growth.
From startups and midsized players to Fortune 100 corporations, Rich provides corporate marketing, strategic communications, and public relations services. With decades of experience, he helps clients hands-on, whether by providing senior outside counsel or serving in interim executive marketing roles to assist companies through unique inflection points and address strategic challenges.
Over the past decade, Rich has supported innovative new companies such as AI software provider C3 and commercial drone maker Kespry, Goldman Sachs funded Intermodal Structures, DOD backed Sonitus Technologies, and major semiconductor providers including Atmel (acquired by Microchip Technology) and Marvell.
Prior to starting Big Sprocket in 2016 and founding New Venture Communications in 2004 (merged into Allison+Partners in 2014), Rich was a venture partner at Battery Ventures, guiding general partners and portfolio companies on strategic communications and marketing activities from 2000 through 2003. He supported companies such as Corillian (Nasdaq: CORI), empowerTel (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor), Enosys (acquired by BEA Systems), and Aurora Networks.
Rich also was a co-founder of Copithorne & Bellows, a global high tech PR firm that he and three partners bootstrapped and grew to more than 300 people in 13 offices and worldwide billings of approximately $40 million before its acquisition by Omnicom in 2000. Citrix, Creative Labs, EMC, HP, Iomega, Network Associates, Oracle, and Xerox were among C&B’s major clients. Among the startups Rich helped launch and leadership companies he supported in their early stages while at C&B are BaaN, Frame Technology, NeoMagic, SanDisk, Cirrus Logic, and Xilinx. Prior to C&B, Rich served as VP & General Manager at Miller Communications, where he worked with Compaq Computer Corporation’s founders from startup through IPO and beyond $1 billion in sales.
Rich has a BA from The Ohio State University School of Journalism, where he served on the school’s advisory board. Rich lives in San Mateo with his wife, Andrea, and three sons.