With a deep belief in the power of partnership, coupled with an appetite to deliver only the best on behalf of his team and the clients who trust him with their business and their careers, it is no wonder Rick was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Wavemaker, US in 2017.
A natural leader and coach who knows when and how to get involved, Rick ensures everyone has the opportunity to contribute fresh thinking to a client’s business. He has heart for our industry, and media’s role in driving brand growth. And rather than settling for a journey that only uses two points (a beginning and an end) he relishes the constant pressure and expectation in today's business world requiring people, organizations and brands to constantly evolve.
Rick has 20+ years of experience across a variety of industries with a blend of packaged goods experience working with brands such as Kraft, P&G, Nestle, Georgia-Pacific, Colgate-Palmolive, Scotts Miracle-Gro and QSR/Retail such as Burger King, Darden Restaurants, Sonic, IKEA and Citibank. In his previous role as President, Client Service at MEC Global, Rick maintained client leadership and oversight for accounts including L'Oréal USA, Tiffany & Co, IKEA, WWE, Campbell Soup Company and KFC, among others. Currently a member of the Wavemaker US Executive Leadership Committee, Rick partners with agency leaders and specialists to drive forward Wavemaker’s strategic growth initiatives, elevating its product story and offer to deliver growth for existing and future clients.