Chief Technology Officer at WebMD

B.A. From Hofstra University
New York, New York


Chief Technology Officer
Rick Treese became WebMD's Chief Technology Officer after several years as the company’s head of Engineering. As CTO, he was responsible for WebMD's Technology strategy and delivery, as well as the Engineering efforts for,, and the company's portfolio of award-winning mobile apps. Each month these products drove an average of 1.4 billion page views to 210 million unique users.Rick also led WebMD's technology Infrastructure and Operations efforts.WebMD was sold to KKR in 2017 for $3.8 Billion. … see more
June 2015 - January 2018
(2 Years and 8 Months)


SVP, Engineering and Innovation
Rick led WebMD's Engineering team, which is responsible for the build of all products across,, and all other WebMD owned-and-operated sites. This includes the development of WebMD's growing portfolio of award-winning mobile apps. Each month these products drive an average of 1.4 billion page views to 210 million unique users. … see more
January 2012 - June 2015
(3 Years and 6 Months)

CTO - was partly owned by the world's top nine investment banks and provided software and data solutions to the Institutional Investment world. The company was sold to Standard and Poors in 2010 for $310 million.As Chief Technology Officer, Rick led all technology initiatives, which included driving the development and innovation of the company's entire suite of platforms for the investment community. He successfully supported's explosive growth by cultivating an agile and high-performing technology's ownership: Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, and UBS.Finance, Internet. … see more
January 2008 - January 2011
(3 Years and 1 month)

Advanstar Inc

CTO -- Rick was appointed Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Advanstar Communications following two years as the Chief Technology Officer of the company's subsidiary.While at Advanstar, Rick was responsible for creating the technology, tools and processes that drove the company's hundreds of Digital Media products. He also successfully upgraded and transformed the company's internal systems by modernizing its software platforms, enterprise hardware, and network infrastructure.---------------------------------------March 2000-March 2002 CTO / Chief Technology Officer of was a DotCom startup and the Internet division of Advanstar. Since it was originally run as a separate entity, Rick was responsible for the buildup of all technology, including development of the digital products that drove all of's revenue. He also created all IT infrastructure and the technology organization to support all Web / Internet efforts as well as the company’s 125 employees.Rick's success at led to his role as CTO of the parent company, Advanstar, where he served from 2002-2008Digital Media, Internet. … see more
March 2000 - April 2008
(8 Years and 2 Months)

Goldman Sachs

VP, Software Development, Equity Research Division
Rick was responsible for leading a global team of engineers in the development and integration of all software initiatives for Goldman's Equity Research Division internationally.Rick and his team wrote and managed a full portfolio of software that was used heavily by Goldman's Equity Research group across the globe. Functionality covered everything from full Content Management Systems with integrated market data and automated handling of real-time distribution, down to custom faxing and contact management applications. His work included the build of the first Equity Research digital authoring/workflow/delivery system at Goldman Sachs, which was created from the ground up in his first couple of years. … see more
September 1992 - March 2000
(7 Years and 7 Months)

Hofstra University

Finance and Banking