Rix Kramlich is a software veteran and entrepreneur with unique and balanced experience in both large enterprise and start-up environments. He has 6 start-up exits to his credit and has held senior management roles in public companies such as Macromedia, i2 Technologies and ABB. Prior to Blurb, Rix was a co-founder and CEO of a fintech start-up that was acquired in September of 2017.
Creativity has defined Rix’s entire life as both a producer and appreciator. He grew up drawing and painting as a passionate pastime, which translated into a degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He became a practicing architect and embraced the first-generation of CAD technologies, which led to a product management role at a start-up in San Francisco that later became Macromedia. At Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe Systems, he managed a number of product lines including the creation and launch of its first bundled product, The Freehand Graphics Studio, targeted at the print market.
For the second part of his career, Rix bridged into the enterprise software market with experience in B2B markets such as supply chain, manufacturing and CRM with executive roles in marketing and business development.
Rix originally joined Blurb in October of 2017 to develop the business’ growth strategy and is now excited to lead Blurb to its next level of success in the capacity of the company’s CEO.
Rix's favorite quote:
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
—Sir Winston Churchill
Rix's first Blurb Book:
Bhutan: A Soulful Journey is a large format photo book that captures the beauty and soul of this unique place as seen through the lens of wife Sharon’s camera during her journey across the country by bike.