Richard Sheppard, known as Rick to his friends, team members and customers, founded OpenEye in 1999 while studying computer science and accounting at Gonzaga University. Sheppard went on to graduate with a degree in accounting in 2000 and passed the uniform CPA exam in 2001. Over the last 19 years, Sheppard has overseen the growth of OpenEye as its chief executive officer. OpenEye is an innovator in the design and development of cloud-centric software solutions for video management, business intelligence and loss prevention. All OpenEye web services software is developed in Liberty Lake, Washington and many of OpenEye’s products are made in the USA.