Rick Dudley is the Founder of Vulcanize, a consultancy focused on helping clients develop complex and novel systems. He mainly work on Ethereum blockchain and other private enterprise. He was of the opinion that Ethereum's roadmap was not ambitious enough and his opinions are sought as he has both a deep understanding of Ethereum but is blunt about its shortcomings and knowledgeable about the business-focussed landscape beyond. According to Ethereum core developer Lane Retig "Rich calls things like they are and sort of serves as our collective conscience.”
In 2014 Rick worked as an IT Consultant at Peek.com. In 2013-2014 he was a Technical Lead at McGarryBowen. Later, he worked at ConsenSys and Monax Industries. Since 2016 Rick has been the President of Vulcanize.