Christian Richard is a successful software developer who has amassed a net worth of $20 million. He worked for Cisco Systems, Inc. as a software developer before partnering to create the online food delivery service, Foodler, Inc. Richard served as CEO of Foodler, Inc. which became successful in the United States and parts of Canada.
He sold the company to GrubHub and retired at the age of 35. The self made millionaire is married to model, actress, and realtor who appeared on the reality show Selling Sunset, Christine Quinn. They live in a $5 million home in Los Angeles.
He was born in New Jersey and studied at MIT
Christian Richard Dumontet was born in 1979 and was raised in Middelton Township, New Jersey. An intelligent young boy, Richard attended The John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore, Maryland.
The school and programs are dedicated to educating gifted children. Richard went on to receive a degree in Computer Science from The College of New Jersey, and he studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. In 2001 Christian Richard went to work as a software developer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
In 2007 Chirstian Richard developed and co-founded Foodler, Inc. with partners Edin Arslanagic and John Jannotti. Richard served as CEO of the company. Foodler, Inc. was one of the first online food order and delivery services and was a privately owned company.
The company was headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and proved to be highly successful. Within 10 years, the company made $500 million in food sales. Foodler's website, foodler.com, ranked restaurants by customer feedback with recommendations based on order history, user ratings, discounts, and delivery.
The program remembered users' favorite foods, their location, payment, tipping preference. The service helped user's find the best restaurant and delivery options based on the criteria to speed up the delivery process. In 2017 Foodler, Inc. made $500 million in food sales.
It served 12,000 restaurants in the United States and Vancouver, Canada. 1,200 restaurants were served in the Boston area. The service not only helped users find the best deals and convenient delivery, but the service also helped restaurants grow their business.
Foodler Added Additional Services
Foodler added other services as the company grew. A Best Bets System displayed the top restaurants based on ratings, orders, cuisine, cost, and discounts. Foodler offered exclusive deals, discounts, and instant rebates. The company developed a rewards program for users to earn points for instant redemption.
In 2013 Foodler offered an iPhone app that helped delivery using GPS. It also offered Foodler@work for companies to pre-order food for group meetings and events. In 2014 an IPad and Android app were added. That year Foodler partnered with LevelUp for an upgraded payment and loyalty program and access to online menus.
In 2014 Foodler was recognized by the Boston Business Journal in the top 20 fastest growing companies in Massachusetts. Inc Magazine recognized Foodler as one of America's fastest growing private companies. Christian Richard was recognized by Ernst and Young as Entrepreneur of the Year.
He retired at 35 years old
In 2014, at the height of his success with Foodler, Inc., Christian Richard and his partners sold Foodler, Inc. to GrubHub for $51 million. GrubHub started in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
The company added $80 million in food sales in 2017. Richard took time to travel and re-located to Los Angeles, California. He continued to work on new software engineering projects. In early 2019, Christian was looking for a home in Los Angeles. A friend of his future wife went on a date with him, but they didn't hit it off.
She set Richard up with her friend, real estate agent Christine Quinn to help him find a home. Christine was working as a real estate agent for Oppenheim Group and appearing in the Netflix reality series Selling Sunset. Richard ended up buying the home and dating Quinn. The couple married in December 2019 in Los Angeles.
Christian Richard Personal Life
It was in Los Angeles that Christian Richard met his wife, Christine Quinn. Quinn was born in 1988 and raised in Texas. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a modeling career. While successfully modeling, Quinn pursued an acting career. Her acting debut was in 2010's The Father of Invention.
That year she also had roles in the movies Wrong Side of the Street and Super. She also had a television role in Lone Star. Quinn's movie career included Shark Night 3D, Ghost of Goodnight Lane, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The Perfect Match, and Sasq-Watch!. Her television career included roles in First Family, Necessary Roughness, Family Tree, Drop Dead Diva, Ballers, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Angie Tribecca.
In 2016 Quinn took a couple of year off to travel internationally. During her travels, Quinn developed an interest in architecture and interior design. When she returned to Los Angeles she studied real estate and became licensed as a realtor. She joined the Oppenheim Group which lists and sells high end Los Angeles homes.
Realtors from Oppenheimer Group were featured in the Netflix reality series Selling Sunset. After their wedding, Christian Richard began appearing on Selling Sunset in Season 2. Being a low key software engineer, he was reluctant to appear on the Netflix realty television series.
Richard agreed to allow Selling Sunset to show the couple's December 2019 wedding on the show in Season 3. Christine Quinn left the Oppenheim Group and Selling Sunset and now runs her own realty business.
What he's up to now
Christian Richard is currently working on a new financial technology venture with his partners from Foodler, Inc., Edin Arslanagic and John Janotti. He and his wife Christine live in the $5 million home that they purchased from Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal Hefner in 2019.
The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with a home theater is located in Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. In fact, Christine's former reality company, Oppenheim Group listed the home, and Christine dreamed of someday living in the home with her family. Richard and his wife enjoy traveling internationally whenever they can.
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