Richard Cunningham started building Salesforce apps in 2006 when Dreamforce barely filled Moscone West. He developed an event registration app that enjoyed early success on the Appexchange. Later, Coca-Cola engaged Richard's company Blendery to design and develop an app suite for their Global Hospitality group. They used the suite to manage guest registration, ticketing, and housing for the company's globally sponsored sporting events such as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup. The app suite was so successful, Coca-Cola Global Hospitality used it for more events than any previous solution.
Richard started the Purposeful Architect blog in 2020 to educate "accidental admins" and others about the beginning stages of software development - business analysis and application architecture. Purposeful Architect helps admins, architects, and others responsible for Salesforce determine what an organization needs from a solution to grow with changing needs.