- Troy, MI
As Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Kelly Services, Rick leads various board-level activities with the goal of maximizing value for the company. His responsibilities include strategic planning, leading mergers and acquisitions, and heading up Kelly’s recently-launched corporate venture capital “Innovation Fund,” among other special projects.
Between his 35+ years of experience and robust educational background, Rick brings a unique combination of strong business acumen, deep financial expertise, and international know-how to the Kelly team. As a company leader, Rick values collaboration, honesty, and mutual respect. He leverages his strong intellectual curiosity to knock down political and communication barriers to achieve objectives efficiently and effectively. Together, these qualities enable Rick to not only understand the business at a more strategic level, but also more effectively develop internal and external networks within the investment community.
Throughout his tenure at Kelly, Rick has successfully led the completion of numerous transactions, most recently, the Teachers on Call acquisition. In addition to his role as VP at Kelly, Rick also founded—and continues to serve on the board of—a key joint-venture between Persol and Kelly. The initiative involves 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and over $700 million in revenue.