Mark D. Richter

For over a decade I have come to work everyday living and breathing cloud. All dimensions of cloud. Google Workspace. Google Cloud. AWS. Azure. Security. Optimization. Performance. Operations. 

I brought FinOps and then GreenOps to Thoughtworks. I co-founded the Sustainability Working Group at the FinOps Foundation having been a FinOps Certified Practitioner since 2021. 

I was the first to use Cloud Carbon Footprint in a production environment, working closely with the development team to perfect its capabilities. I'm a thought leader in optimizing multi-cloud environment for carbon.

I led operational oversight and configuration of Google Cloud at Thoughtworks from the beginning, having created the first project on Google Cloud there. 

I have been a Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect since 2018 and a Certified FinOps Practitioner (FinOps Foundation) since 2021.

If you are interested in optimizing your cloud environment for cost and greenhouse gas emissions, I can help you.