David Richter

Adjunct Facilitator

About David

David has over forty years of IT executive experience building and leading teams in fix-up, high-growth, and international environments.

Prior to joining KnowledgeConnect, David’s roles included CTO and CISO for Petco Animal Supplies; Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure and Operations for Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Vice President of IT Operations and Infrastructure for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Operations, Security, Application Support, and Casino IT for Harrah’s Entertainment.

David also successfully founded three technology companies at which he was employee number 1. David has taught Management and IT at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University Chico, California State University Sacramento, Golden Gate University, and the University of Texas, San Antonio.


Ph.D., Engineering & Technology Management, North Central University
MBA, Humboldt State University
MS, Computer Science, California State University, Chico
BA, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley