Rick brings more than 44 years of experience in test prep, learning and training, marketing, information technology and entrepreneurship to LibraryLab. Rick is also the Founder of Library Mini Golf, which has helped raise more than $6 million for public libraries, schools and museums by transforming libraries into miniature golf courses as a fundraising event. Before co-founding LibraryLab, he served as President & CEO of TestU (sold to STI), the first large internet company in the standardized test prep business and later as Executive Vice President, Academic Relations, PrepMe, which was sold to Naviance. In addition to these positions, Rick has also served as:
Vice President, North America for Tycoon Systems, a leader in business simulation and gamification technologies for executive leadership and business development training
Vice President, Educational and Training for SourceMedia, a publisher of several leading financial services magazines and websites
Director of Continuing Professional Education and Training at the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants
Project Director of The Elearning Exchange, the primary online education platform for training financial services professionals at FINRA
In the 1990’s, Rick was an executive with Accenture, the CIO of the U.S. liquor division of Diageo, the Director of Market Research at the E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Manager of Forecasting at Ocean Spray Cranberries.
Rick completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University in the spring of 2017, holds an MBA from Babson College and a B.A. in Economics from Michigan State.