Richard A. Hosley, II

Rick began his career in sales and sales management in 1971, selling products for Proctor and Gamble, before entering the U.S. Marine Corps. January 1974 marked Rick's entry into the high technology industry when he joined IBM. Here, he sold the "IBM 5100," which was being marketed as a problem-solving tool for engineers and scientists.

In 1980, Rick left IBM and joined BMC Software, a new and ambitious company. He began as the first salesperson, moving up to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ultimately becoming President.

Rick led the growth of BMC Software from four people and less than $1 million in revenue in 1980 to 500 people and $100,000,000 in revenue generating 30 percent pre-tax income in 1990. He grew the sales team from one to 100 during that same period, with offices in six European countries, Australia, Japan, and the United States. He took the company public in 1988.  For the three years prior to going public, BMC Software was on Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing privately held companies.

Rick resigned as President and Vice-Chairman of the Board of BMC Software in 1990. He invests in and serves on the boards of directors for private companies in a variety of industries.

Rick was the 1966 Golden Gloves champion of Houston. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.