Rick is an executive with an extensive operations, information technology, supply chain, and engineering background who has the proven ability to balance strategy, creative concepts, people, processes, and technology with a focus on corporate value and business needs.
He has a passion to lead complex business transformation and forming high-performance delivery organizations. His experiences in business operations and information technology spanning 30 years includes ERP Applications, Infrastructure, Architecture, Program/Project Management Offices, Outsourcing and Managed Services, Innovation & Business Intelligence, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Cyber Security, major Acquisitions and Integrations, greenfield Manufacturing and Assembly, and high-tech Contract Manufacturing services.
Rick’s career began with over 10 years of hands on international experience in supply chain and manufacturing of consumer products and he has held junior technical to senior management roles across all Order to Cash, Plan to Production, and Procure to Pay processes, including ERP system management.
Rick then spent 5 years in ERP consulting (SSA & SAP) in various industries both in public and private sector, with a focus on Supply Chain, Logistics, and Business Intelligence and Analytics. During this time he has worked with many technology platforms and partners, always with an eye to solving business problems through process improvement, technology and information management.
The following 16 years’ experience included leading national, international, and global IT teams with capex and opex budgets in excess of $100m and staff size ranging over 400 personnel. Recent strategic initiatives include large scale acquisition integrations, ERP upgrades, digital transformations, and advanced analytics for marketing and customer loyalty programs.
Rick’s most recent role included Executive Leadership Team and Board of Director experience as CIO for a Canadian publicly traded company with excess of $15b annual revenues ($1.3b EBITDA).