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Rich Bader

Rich and his team at EasyStreet have built what is now Oregon’s largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider by helping its customers integrate cloud, colocation and managed services to create the flexible — and reliable — computing infrastructure that meets their needs.

Rich is a 40-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the ‘70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Rich was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel’s Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market.

After leaving Intel in 1990, Rich was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state-of-the-art products and writing about them for Stewart Alsop’s PC Letter, a newsletter widely read by leaders in the personal computer industry. That led to four years as a consultant, assisting companies such as Intel, HP and Microsoft develop business plans and products. Then the Internet happened. Tired of traveling away from his family and looking to become more of a contributor to the region he loves, EasyStreet was conceived and launched in 1995.

Rich is active in the community at the intersection of public policy and technology and innovation. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Growth Account, the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) and is a member of the Oregon Sustainability Center IT Advisory Board.

For fun, Rich cooks, travels, bicycles, scuba dives and plays guitar.

Rich has a BSEE from Northeastern University, 1974.