Inspired by one of the laws of organic chemistry, we see Rick as a catalyst that effects a transformation on his surroundings. Without fanfare and in his easy way, he consistently pushes beyond convention to find innovative solutions. Sparks fly when this has a contagious impact on others. And thankfully, Rick surrounds himself with ambitious people who are a source of his constant inspiration. In co-founding Acertitude, Rick continues, with quiet confidence, to provide, nurture, and mine resources of the market.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Saint Thomas Aquinas
Rick is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and executive search leader on a mission to unleash human potential. As founder and managing partner of TEG Consulting and sister firm Acertitude, he is all about building executive search firms founded on the principle that clients’ interests—always—come first.
Rick brings over 20 years of experience to his role as a leadership advisor to CEOs and senior executives of private equity firms and technology companies, spanning AI, data & analytics, communications, cybersecurity, digital, IT services, and SaaS. Rick and his team are also highly specialized in running CIO, CISO, and CTO searches and in supporting value-creation, growth, restructuring, carve-out scenarios.
Rick founded TEG Consulting, an Acertitude company specialized in management search across technology, healthcare, and professional services, in 1995. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Rick progressed through an array of leadership roles at Cable & Wireless Communications. He earned an MBA, Finance from Drexel University, and a B.S., Accounting from St. Joseph’s University.
Rick is devoted to board work across an array of corporate and charitable pursuits, including global executive search associations, his alma mater, and spiritual and mindfulness organizations. And when he’s not working, Rick relishes family time with his wife and their two sons. Weekends are active, filled with running, sports, and their shared love of travel.