Richard "Ricky" Van Veen (born c. 1981) is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of CollegeHumor, a popular comedy brand/website and CEO of Notional, a television production company born out of CollegeHumor. Van Veen created the site as a student at Wake Forest. Van Veen's site was earning between $10-15 million a year before the partners sold a controlling stake to IAC/InterActiveCorp. He is also one of the principal owners and founders of Connected Ventures, a company formed around CollegeHumor that included BustedTees and Vimeo.He also appeared in episode six of Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's podcast "If I Were You" becoming the first guest to do so. He often appears in some of the company's video series' such as Jake and Amir and Hardly Working, and the former MTV program The CollegeHumor Show. In July 2009 Van Veen was announced to be the CEO of the new production company, Notional, which would be producing material for the traditional media of television. One of Notional's most noteworthy TV shows is "Chopped" on the Food Network. Van Veen would be mentored by Barry Diller, who is the chairman and senior executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp. Van Veen is from Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. He is the son of Helen and Richard Van Veen. Van Veen is married to actress Allison Williams.