Rick Ennis is the Director of Technology for NPR Digital Services. Rick leads multiple teams across software development, infrastructure and quality assurance to support DS' continuously evolving technology strategy.
Prior to Digital Services, Rick managed IT for Bluefire Security. Bluefire pioneered firewalls for handheld devices in the early 2000's. Rick was responsible for IT infrastructure and network security. He also designed the communications conduit for handheld devices to securely exchange information with BF's enterprise product.
Before Bluefire, Rick was the Senior Administrator overseeing all networks and systems for Thomson Financial Interactive, a subsidiary of Thomson Financial.
Rick and his wife Julie live just outside of Boston with their one year old son and full zoo of pets.