A serial entrepreneur from a family of entrepreneurs based in Minneapolis, MN, Rick has been involved in over forty small businesses, in nine industries, in seven different states.
After graduating from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN with a degree in accounting, he opened the first of what was to be over thirty franchise businesses in six industries over twenty years. Aside from franchising, Rick has also started, grown, and sold several independent small businesses, from government-contract janitorial services to venture-capital consulting.
The relationship with DRG grew out of Rick’s passion and avocation: being of service, and working with new and small businesses and the entrepreneurs that run them. Rick helped with the initial Strategic Plan for DRG and has since worn several hats including strategic planning, financial management, property management development, and new market development. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO, Rick enjoys being a resource to the people he works with and for.
Rick and his wife Nancee have been happily married for more than twenty years, and have three children: Kaya, Joey, and Jacob.