Rich Sheridan

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover boy in 2003, "outlier" Richard Sheridan, the founder of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: The business value of joy. Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one: Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Sheridan and Menlo have won numerous awards and honors, and he and his team regularly are invited to present nationally and internationally sharing the secrets of the Menlo Software Factory™ with all who wish to learn how to build a Learning Organization that can keep pace with today's advances in software and design.