David Rye (Hometown, AZ) is president of Western Publications and has written several personal financial books including Two for the Money and 1,001 Ways to Save, Grow, and Invest Your Money. He began his career after receiving his MBA with honors from Seattle University and started Computech Corporation shortly thereafter, a company that specialized in developing human resource software. By the end of its third year, Computech enjoyed annual sales in excess of $40 million. David accepted an acquisition offer from Seattle First National Bank and the company was renamed First Bank Services Corporation. He remained with the company until 1980 when he joined IBM as a director until 2000, when he elected to retire "early" to devote all of his energies to writing personal finance and business management books out of his Scottsdale, Arizona office.
Marcia Rye (Scottsdale, AZ) earned her MA in business administration at Dominican University and spent several years in the commodity exchange at the Chicago Board of Trade, at Merrill Lynch, and at Bache.