Rick has over 30 years of broad-based business experience as a Chief Financial Officer, entrepreneur, management consultant and certified public accountant.
His expertise is focused in:
- Accounting and financial management
- Operations improvement
- Information systems management
- Systems development and implementation
- Strategic planning and business development
Rick’s industry experience encompasses:
- Business and consumer services
- Funeral service
- Health care
A selection of his distinguished accomplishments:
As CFO of a new business spin-off, Rick quickly built a corporate infrastructure from scratch to support the operations of 30 consumer service locations that were acquired from a public company. This included establishing corporate facilities; creating an accounting and administrative staff; and implementing policies, procedures, controls and integrated systems to support all aspects of the business.
He co-founded Funeralwise.com, an online resource that is bringing web technology to the traditional funeral industry. He lead the design and implementation of this content-rich website including an online funeral planning system.
He co-founded a firm that specialized in developing, producing and distributing television and video programming including a series of national television specials on PBS and a nationally syndicated television series.
As interim Director of Information Services for a major metropolitan medical center, he managed the 140-person staff and numerous system development projects. Accomplishments include upgrading the data center, improving system performance and developing a plan to integrate corporate and departmental systems.
As a management consultant, Rick directed many complex assignments involving strategic planning, organization, marketing, financial analysis, operations improvement and information systems implementation.
As a certified public accountant, he supervised annual audits and prepared financial reports and tax returns for a wide variety of organizations.
Rick’s partial client list:
- Alaska Department of Natural Resources
- American Dietetic Association
- American Hospital Supply (Baxter)
- American Red Cross
- Arthur Andersen
- Bekins Van Lines
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- Brink’s Home Security
- CNA Insurance
- Coors Brewing Company
- Cotter & Company (True Value)
- Greyhound Corporation
- United Airlines
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