Chief Product Officer
Rich Gates advances Kuder’s mission by overseeing product innovation, definition, design, and evolution. With responsibility for all Kuder’s products and services, his role is both strategic and cross-functional as he works with a core team attentive to product management and to measurement of product outcomes. Employing tools of human-centered design thinking alongside principles of identity, clarity, consistency, inclusivity, sustainability, and security, Rich’s key focus is on delivering delightful career interventions that will help people achieve what they want to be.
Before assuming his current position, Rich held various roles of increasing responsibility at Kuder, including directing reporting and analytics, overseeing the research team, and most recently, serving as vice president of product development.
Prior to joining Kuder in 2003, Rich worked as a systems programmer and analyst, a statistics instructor, a business administrator, and a pastor. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mathematics from Truman State University, and a master’s degree in divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.