We had the good fortune of connecting with Rich Rudzinski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rich, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think of risk as a calculated decision that can have big consequences. You must fully understand the impact of what happens when you win vs when you lose, as well as the realistic possibility of success vs failure. Bootstrapping a software development agency is a tough road, and my career has been paved with risk taking. Whether it was quitting a stable job at a large digital agency to start my own software venture to shifting our services and going all-in on a rebrand to transition away from white-label services to doubling down on our marketing efforts during a global pandemic; no big decision is without risk. For me, I’ll always bet on myself and my team even in extremely risky situations because I believe in the talented people that work at Tragic.

What should our readers know about your business?
Tragic Media is a technology and software consulting firm focused on helping businesses and startups launch, transform, and scale modern digital products. We differentiate from other software firms through our flexible support plans that focus on client success, agency structure maximizing senior talent for each project, and our process ensuring success of even the most technical projects. Our expert team was built to help your business avoid a software tragedy!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love San Diego because it has such a huge diversity of food, entertainment, and site seeing. I like to cater the itinerary to each friend’s interests. But most likely we would partake in some, or all, of the following: Food: Pokez Mexican Restaurant, Kindred, Amarin Thai, OB Noodle House Drinks: False Idol, Coin Op, Prohibition, Bar Basic Site Seeing: Balboa Park, La Jolla Coves, Coronado, Julian

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Todd Budzinski is not a cofounder, but he has been with Tragic since 2015 and has been an integral part of our success.

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