In Support of Rick Snyder July 29, 2010 by TMO 1 comment 13 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 12-31, Government, National, Politics, Volume 12 Rick Snyder is ex-Chairman/CEO of Gateway Computers. He took it from a small company in 1991 (less than 800 employees) to a Fortune 500 (10,000+ employees in 1997). Like most of us, he is a self made person. Rick grew up in a working class section of Battle Creek in a 900 sq. ft home, but by age 23, he graduated from U-M with 3 degrees (BA, JD and MBA).