Rick Barker

Rick Barker is Manager for Application Performance and End to End testing for the Home Depot. In this position, he ensures the performance quality for over 200 applications along with End to End application support. Encompassing over 30 years in Information Technology, Rick has extensive experience in managing diverse technology functions. Notably, Rick’s expertise has been focused on application performance testing for the past 15 years. Rick has been an integral part of Home Depot’s transformation from Waterfall to Agile software development with oversight on all performance testing efforts within the Home Depot.


Prior to joining the Home Depot, Rick held numerous roles in Software technology as a lead and manager with the Federal Government and private sector in verticals spanning retail, airline, telecommunications, military and Department of Defense.