Meet the Amptek Team


Nate Richard

Founder and CEO

Nate Richard is the founder and CEO of Amptek Animations and a consultant for an industry leading tech company. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has a dedicated passion for technology. He sees opportunity all over the world and wants to use technology to change people's lives.

Nate is a Christian who has worked in the tech industry as a programmer, innovator, and leader for over 5 years. In his spare time he enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu, spending time with friends and family, and staying up to date on the newest technologies of the world.


Brian Hansen


Brian Hansen’s love for networking and problem solving has led him to work with some of the top tech companies in Silicon Valley and manage fortune 500 accounts. His keen eye for understanding different business models and markets has made him very successful in helping his clients scale to the next level quickly and efficiently.

Brian is the definition of an entrepreneur. From a young age he was creating business plans and making things happen. Whenever he gets a moment Brian loves traveling to new places and understanding different cultures. His other hobbies consist of working out, hiking, trying new local eats and really just spending quality time with family and friends.

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Derek Richard

Sales Director

Derek Richard has been in sales for over a decade. His experience includes door-to-door, home improvement, and insurance sales. Derek enjoys being part of a sales force and helping clients find what best fits their needs. Being part of a large family, he learned the power of effective communication at an early age and takes that talent with him to all areas of his life. Derek enjoys anything outdoors from hunting and fishing to golf and baseball. He is also a dedicated husband and father. Having 2 young girls, he constantly proclaims, "I had more hair before they were born."


Nathan Failla

Business Analyst and Project Lead

Nathan Failla is the CEO/Founder of PocketGel Inc. established in 2016; whom successfully scaled his product to big distributors such as Walmart. He has performed consulting services for over 10 companies. Nathan is a business strategist, and has performed due diligence on 30+ companies. He has experience working with Blue Tree Angels, Economic Development Centers and SBDC (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA). Additionally he was a Forbes 30 under 30 nominee for 2017 and 2018 for successfully pitching new company products to Walmart.