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Berkeley, CA, April 3, 2023 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that The Linde Group, an uncommonly human tech company, has hired Rick Barker as their Chief Executive Officer.

Rick brings over 25 years of unique leadership expertise to The Linde Group. Prior to joining The Linde Group team, Rick served as Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operations Officer at Viscira, a high-tech start-up that scaled from 20 to 120+ employees and was successfully acquired by a publicly traded company (WPP) in 2016. In addition to his experience at Viscira, Rick also formerly served as the CEO of IndustryNext, a small, innovative software development and professional services firm. Prior to his experience leading small innovative companies as CEO, Rick also served as a Software Market Development, Sales, and Business & Professional Services leader for a variety of startup companies. Rick earned his MBA from UC Berkeley, M.A. from Northwestern University, and B.A. from UC Berkeley as well.

Linde Group Logo The Linde Group is an uncommonly human tech company that provides outsourcing, staff augmentation (at the desktop and senior level), and large-scale technology solution design for clients ranging from ~25-person small businesses to multi-thousand employee publicly traded companies. Whether it’s system integration, mobility, IT support services, or custom solutions, The Linde Group ensures that their clients’ technology is highly available, fault-tolerant, secure, and protected against disaster.


Fleming Martin Color Logo Medium 72 Ppi 300X65 1FlemingMartin is a leading retained executive search firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. FlemingMartin partners with Boards, Venture Capital Firms, and CEOs to build successful, execution-focused management teams. The Firm’s principals are trusted advisors and business partners who enable companies to gain powerful, far-reaching, and lasting contributions from their executive-level human capital.