For more than 20 years, Rick has been an executive search consultant specializing in the digital and technology industries, leading over 500 client engagements at the board, CxO and executive level across commercial, operational and technical functions.
Over the course of his career, he has been fortunate to partner with extraordinary founders, investors, and CEOs to help build leadership teams for venture capital and private equity portfolio companies, as well as public businesses undergoing digital transformations. His clients include: 1stdibs (IPO 2021), Acorns (IPO 2021), Aereo, Appnexus (acq. by AT&T 2018), BaubleBar, BentoBox (acq. by Fiserv 2021), Borderfree (IPO 2014; acq. by Pitney Bowes 2015), Chewy.com (IPO 2019), CircleUp, CLEAR (IPO 2021), Cometeer, ELOQUII (acq. by Walmart 2018), Farfetch (IPO 2018), GLG, ICR, iRocker SUP, Jet.com (acq. by Walmart 2016), Lemonade (IPO 2020), littleBits (acq. by Sphero), LPL Financial (IPO 2010), Made By Nacho, MakeSpace (acq. by Iron Mountain 2019), Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK; acq. by Apollo 2021), Moda Operandi, NOBULL, Omaze, Plated (acq. by Albertsons 2017), Poppin, Refinery29 (acq. by Vice Media 2019), Rhythm, Shapeways, SimpleTire, Spring (acq. by ShopRunner 2018), Tire Agent, TransFirst (acq. by TSYS 2016), TransUnion (IPO 2015), Vantiv (IPO 2012), Veritiv Corp. (NYSE: VRTV), VitaCoco (IPO 2021), and Yodle (acq. by Web.com 2016).
Rick holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He and his family live in Westport, Connecticut.
Passionate about building leadership teams that succeed because of highly efficient and effective collaboration borne of strong cultural alignment
Proud father of twin daughters. One is a budding equestrian, the other is a ballerina who has performed with the New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker as a student at The School of American Ballet
Yale School of Drama graduate whose 15 minutes of fame included shooting his first episode of a CBS sitcom before it was cancelled the following week
A self-proclaimed Grandfather of snowboarding who first learned on golf courses in 1985 before mountains allowed riders