Rick Pelletier

Team Lead

Rick Pelletier AdvisorEngine

Results-focused software engineer

As Team Lead at AdvisorEngine, I oversee the MASH unit, working to increase system stability and provide frontline solutions to client issues. Together with the product team, we work with Client Success, DevOps and QA to deliver updates to our products.

What brought me here

Prior to AdvisorEngine, I served as Team Lead at Iroko Partners, LTD - one of Nigeria’s largest Internet and entertainment companies. I managed a team of developers designing and building various backend workflows and APIs. Before Iroko, I was a Senior Engineer with The Orchard, a white-label music app. Leading up to these experiences, I had various other development roles, spanning over 10 years. I was looking to expand my experience beyond media businesses, so when I discovered an opportunity at AdvisorEngine - I decided it was the right time for a change.

How I balance life

Outside of work my priority is family. I have two children, a 5-year old and 6-year old, and also a 1-year old Beagle. They all take up a lot of my time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I get the chance, I enjoy playing computer games – although on a ‘dad budget.’ My 10-year-old PC is still kicking, but one of these days I’ll have to upgrade. I also love to read, mostly science fiction, tech/business stuff and Marvel Comics.

My favorite quote

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” - Evelyn Beatrice Hall

What I want to know most in life

How can everyone be happy?

Who inspires a sense of adventure in me

When I was younger, the sci-fi novelist, Isaac Asimov, inspired me. He wrote over 500 science fiction novels and is known for defining the three laws of robotics. Now, Elon Musk inspires me, I love watching him do Elon Musk things - innovating and transforming our world.