Rick is the chief operating officer for technology of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
Rick has been with Thomson Reuters since 2000 and has held numerous executive-level roles in the company. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Rick held executive-level positions at Ceridian Employer Services and Jostens Learning among other companies. Rick began his career as a teacher and coach in Vermont.
In 2011, Rick was named by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Governor’s Technology Advisory Council. In addition, Rick is recognized as an expert on broadband and was named by former Governor Tim Pawlenty to chair Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force. Rick serves on Minnesota’s Science and Technology Authority Advisory Commission and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Telecommunication and e-Commerce Committee. He also serves as a trustee for Minnesota Public Radio, is vice chair of the board of trustees for the Science Museum of Minnesota and serves on the advisory board of the Carlson Global Institute at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Rick’s many accolades include being honored as Minnesota’s 2008 Technology Executive of the Year by the Minnesota High Tech Association.
Rick has a bachelor’s degree in math and education, and a master’s degree in administration and planning from the University of Vermont.