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Rich Bayes

Senior Director, Global Operation & Engineering

Australia-born, Rich is based in our Stuttgart, Germany office and manages our global team of engineers who make it easy for our customers to get together and get it done, anywhere in the world, in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces. A Cisco Webex Master, Rich stays on the forefront of next-generation innovations in technology – always alert to new ways for helping people be more productive. Rich is hands-on with solutions design all the way to engineers in the field to make sure they are equipped with the right skills and techniques to be successful. And he works to ensure the solutions Liberty offers are competitive and sustainable.

Rich comes to us from EOS IT Solutions, a Cisco global collaboration partner, where he headed the Infrastructure team that deployed Cisco collaboration and data center infrastructure for many top 100 Wall Street companies. Along with his thorough knowledge of the Cisco Collaboration Product Portfolio, Rich also has a talent for making tech feel accessible to even the wariest technophobe. Rich came to Liberty because of the opportunity and growth he foresees for the company to be a disruptor in the collaboration community.

Rich has a degree in Network Security from Staffordshire University, as well as concentrated education in data protection, copyright, and privacy.

Rich is an avid team sports player, having coached basketball and served as Team Captain of his college football team. He’s also mad about snowboarding and Formula 1 racing, and tries to travel to a race each year.