Rick's History

January 2014 - Present (4 Years, 11 Months)

TalentSky, Inc.

Roles
1
Moments
8
Skills
32

January 2014 - Present (4 Years, 11 Months)

CEO & Chief Design Officer

San Francisco, CA, US

Our mission is to standardize work skills for both employers and people to create a more inclusive future. Our social-media based platform connects the on-going work skills of people to the job skill requirements of employers to create fair access, reduce attrition and enhance internal career mobility. Raised over $22m from direct impact investors including many prominent CEOs and investment professionals. Recruited world class board of directors including the former CEO of Safeway, Heidrick & Struggles, the former CHRO of Target, Tesla and Verizon Oath, along with Louis Upkins a nationally recognized spokesperson on culture and inclusion.

October 2003 - December 2013 (10 Years, 3 Months)

Devine Capital Partners, LLC

Roles
1
Moments
2
Skills
5

October 2003 - December 2013 (10 Years, 3 Months)

Managing Partner

Redwood Shores, CA, US

Founder of executive search firm focussed on C-Level searches for private equity clients. After the 2008 economic crisis and reduction in search demand, shifted the business model to time based talent consulting with an emphasis of complimenting the internal executive talent acquisition function. Marketed service to large companies including PepsiCo, AMEX, VISA, Cisco, Microsoft, Vanguard, Viacom and others.

July 2001 - June 2003 (2 Years)

Siebel Systems, Inc.

Roles
1
Moments
1
Skills
2

July 2001 - June 2003 (2 Years)

CEO Staff - Executive Talent

San Mateo, CA, US

Recruited by Tom Siebel as a direct report on his e-staff to create one of the first internal executive talent acquisition functions within the technology industry. Recruited 15 executives including Bill McDermott (now CEO SAP) as EVP Sales.

June 1999 - June 2001 (2 Years, 1 Month)

Internet Capital Group, Inc.

Roles
1
Moments
1
Skills
3

June 1999 - June 2001 (2 Years, 1 Month)

Managing Director, Management Recruiting

San Francisco, CA, US

Joined ICG pre-IPO as employee #7 to design, build and implement a world class, internal management recruiting capability.

July 1997 - June 1999 (2 Years)

July 1997 - June 1999 (2 Years)

Partner

Palo Alto, CA, US

Conducted many high profile searches including working directly with Steve Jobs to recruit Tim Cook to Apple in 1998.

February 1992 - January 1996 (4 Years)

KidSoft LLC

Roles
1
Moments
0
Skills
0

February 1992 - January 1996 (4 Years)

CEO

Cupertino, CA, US

Founder & CEO of first electronic distribution venture in the educational software industry.

May 1984 - January 1992 (7 Years, 9 Months)

Devine & Virnig, Inc.

Roles
1
Moments
0
Skills
0

May 1984 - January 1992 (7 Years, 9 Months)

Partner

San Jose, CA, US

Co-Founder with Ken Virnig of one of the top executive search firms serving the Silicon Valley Venture Capital community.

September 1976 - August 1980 (4 Years)

Lehigh University

Areas of Study
1
Moments
0
Skills
0

September 1976 - August 1980 (4 Years)

BS Business Administration, Major in Accounting

Bethlehem, PA, US

New Jersey All-State Mile 1976. First in my family to attend college with full track scholarship.