Advisory Board

Richard Crites, MS

Richard Crites, MS is Chief Executive Officer at OmniBazaar and Executive Vice President, Operations at LinkTek.
OmniBazaar is a new type of e-commerce marketplace that removes the middlemen and bankers from e-commerce. OmniBazaar will also serve the 2.5 billion “un-banked” people worldwide who cannot use existing e-commerce sites, because those sites require users to have credit cards and bank accounts. OmniBazaar will allow users to buy and sell directly among themselves (rather than through a middleman site like Amazon or eBay), using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (instead of credit cards or PayPal). By using a distributed structure to eliminate the middlemen, and Bitcoin to eliminate the bankers, OmniBazaar will be able to charge users about 80% lower fees than existing e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon.
Rick was previously Owner/Operator/Branch Manager at First Founders Financial, Personal Financial Representative at Allstate Financial, Branch Manager at Graham Group Mortgage Corp., Branch Manager at Equity Leadership Group, President at Miracle Method of the United States.
Rick earned his BLS in Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma in 1975. He earned his MS in Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering at Stanford University in 1979.
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