We Believe…


At SIC Innovations, we are committed to operating at the highest levels of integrity with our clients, our vendors and ourselves. After all trust is the cornerstone of any long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship.

At SIC Innovations, we focus on experience over fluff. People remember a good experience. Whether those people are customers or team members they will remember the experience. An experience is what creates value for a business.

At SIC Innovations, every project starts with understanding the why. Why a solution is needed provides a detailed view to history and allows us to deliver products that exceed expectation. 



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Rich LeBaron

Managing Director

With over 19 years in gaming and a long track record of producing award-winning technologies in the gaming industry LeBaron started SIC Innovations, LLC which designs, develops and delivers software solutions. Previously Rich held product focused positions with Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies and Konami Gaming.

Prior to joining the gaming industry Rich worked for two of the world’s largest fiduciary institutes in Boston, Massachusetts where he managed various businesses retirement planning activities. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

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Nick acupido

senior technology manager

Mr. Acupido has over 25 years of experience in the field of information technology. He has strong skills in software development, particularly in the area of designing complex financial applications for banks, casinos, insurance companies, accounting firms and other financial institutions. He is a dot com veteran having participated in the growth of multiple companies from start-up phase to established market leaders. Acupido received his AB, Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and his MBA, Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California.

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Maria Maes


Maria is a San Diego State University graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing in Communication, Spanish, and Rhetoric & Writing. For the past 5+ years she has worked in the Modeling / Pageant fields and Real Estate industry where she has honed her client relationship, customer service, business development, and project management skills. Along with her outgoing and enthusiastic personality, Maria is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

At SIC, Maria handles day-to-day activities supporting our clients. She manages content and communication strategies working closely with each of our clients throughout various departments ensuring their software is achieving desired objectives and is being utilized to its fullest potential.