Richard H. Frisch

Richard H. Frisch

Chief Technology Officer

Tel 646.437.1430

Fax 646.437.1433

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Richard Frisch is the firm/s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for acquiring and maintaining all systems and related equipment at Karlinsky LLC. He also owns and operates RHFtech, started in 2004. RHFtech provides technology consulting for small businesses.

  • RHFtech is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program and the Apple Developer Programs for iOS and OS X.

  • Mr. Frisch began using computers in 1972 when introduced to BASIC programming as an MBA student at the Harvard Business School. – He was part of the the 1970s team at Citibank that developed the modern ATM.

  • He was the first person at Smith Barney (1981) to use an electronic spreadsheet, Lotus 1-2-3. It was used for mergers and acquisitions analysis.

He is a blogger at and a former technology journalist.He wrote The RHFtech Help Desk column, published in The Norwalk Hour, The Stamford Times and The Wilton Villager newspapers. He has published over 500 articles. He makes frequent presentations about evolving and historical technology. He is currently working on a series of lectures, Titans and Tyrants of Technology: from the Industrial Revolution to Today.

Recent presentations include:

  • Inventing the Telephone and the Telephone Company (2012)*
  • Before Oscar and After Film: motion picture technology from 1870s to 1907, and a demonstration of Apple/s Final Cut Pro X to compose and edit a digital video. (2012)*,

  • Charles Babbage: The Man Who Invented the Computer (2011 and 2012)*

*Episode of Titans and Tyrants of Technology

  • Social Media and Your Business (Keynote address to the Connecticut Alarm & and Systems Integrators Association (CASIA) 2011 annual meeting.

  • Apple/s Post PC Era Explained (2011 and 2012)

  • Television in the 21st Century: Set top boxes and the Internet (2011)

  • Smartphones: What You Need to Know (2010 and 2011)

He is a member of the Connecticut PC Users Group (CTPC) and moderates the Random Access program at CTPC meetings.

He is a past president of the Fairfield County Computer Users Group (FCUG). He earned an MBA (1974) from Harvard and a BS degree from Duke (1972), with dual majors in Physical Anthropology and Pyschology.

He worked for Citicorp (1974/1978), Smith Barney (1978/1984), and Mutual of New York (1984/1989).

He owned and operated Insurance Alliances Group (1989/2000) and Financial Alliance (2000/2004), which were executive benefits firms.


Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, MA, MBA, 1974

Duke University, Durham, NC, B.S. Physical Anthropology and Psychology, cum laude, 1972