As CEO of Lenovo Software, previously Stoneware Inc., Rick German is focused on pairing Lenovo’s hardware with world-class software solutions to help people solve everyday classroom, consumer, and corporate challenges.


Rick co-founded Stoneware Inc., which was then acquired and rebranded as Lenovo Software, and has served as President and CEO since its inception in 2000. A pioneer of the digital workspace, Stoneware set out to help employees access internal networks from their browsers on any device. As one of the key architects for this webOS, Rick was heavily involved in the company's efforts to move Web Desktop Virtualization into the cloud computing space.


With more than 30 years of software and technology leadership, Rick was the Vice President of System Engineering for Cornerstone Systems before co-founding Stoneware. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from University of Iowa.


Outside of Lenovo Software, Rick is a member of Carmel, Indiana’s prolific chicken farming community and believes his farmer’s passion for cultivation translates well in the fast-growing software world.

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