ExecCollections: Richard Makerson - Managing Partner, BlueFletch

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Richard Makerson

Managing Partner, BlueFletch

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Richard is the co-founder and managing partner of BlueFletch, an enterprise mobility software organization. Beyond his adventures in entrepreneurship, Richard was a collegiate-level tennis player, he produces music, and is passionate about mentorship—providing opportunities for technology exposure to the youth. He serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Emory Center for Ethics, and is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta.


Connect with Richard:
BlueFletch | LinkedIn | Email


Richard's ExecCollection:

Mobile Devices - iOS & Android

Co-founding and leading a mobile company and personally focused on mobility for nearly twenty years it is easy to say that mobile development has been at the center of my life. Depending on the project, client or problem I am solving a problem for I tend to have a few mobile devices with me.

Native Instruments Maschine MKII

This is my Maschine by Native Instruments. As a music creator, this tool is at the heart of my music making process. I am currently putting the finishing touches on producing my third album with artist VFerg. Little known fact is that I studied and trained in classical piano when I was younger.

Canon EOS RP

On most days during 2020 and through 2021 this camera served as my glorified webcam. Now this camera is our primary device for all video production at BlueFletch. You will find me at most conferences with this camera catching b-roll to be used for an upcoming Feature Highlight, PodCast, or Device Review.


This is my favorite backpack to carry on a daily basis. It is small, comfortable and unique. The fact that this backpack is so simple it sets the tone for my day each day I leave for work. Only bring what you need and focus on what is the most important task for the day. Also, this was the first BlueFletch branded backpack and one of the company's holiday gifts in 2018 so it is a bit sentimental.

Headphones - AirPods & Bose QuiteComfort

You will always find a pair of headphones with me. Whether I am traveling and need a pair of noise canceling headphones for the flight, on a Zoom meeting or working on the latest project mix with VFerg. This is a must have item for me.


My devices are essential to my work, play and creativity. To keep things connected and charged my cables are important tools especially when I am on the road.

Apple MacBook Pro

At the center of what I do for my career and creative projects is my laptop. From working on blog posts, mobile development, writing emails or reviewing a contract almost all of my work tasks involve having a great laptop to work from. 

ExecCollections is a series from BlueStar that explores the everyday essential items of channel executives, giving us insight into the 5-to-9 lives of the people making things happen in our industry.
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