Rick is a veteran of 35 years in business with a demonstrated history of working with management teams, both private and public. His areas of expertise include financing, business strategy, sales training, sales pipeline development and employee benefit strategies. Rick is skilled in accounting, effective board structuring, and accessing capital markets. He has strong ties to the business community in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, including a deep base of contacts in all aspects of corporate development. Rick has an ongoing thirst for education. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the McGill Executive Institute. Rick has always been driven to a high standard of performance, as such he has received several business awards along with personal achievements including being a two-time Ironman Finisher as well as the New York and Chicago Marathons.