Channeling an irrepressible energy, passion and love of people, Rick is best known as the co-founder and long-time CEO of Urban Barn, one of the best furniture retailers in Canada. While there, he became known for finding smart and motivated leaders and advisors and empowering them in the business.  

Since leaving Urban Barn, Rick has used his experiences – from start up to exit – to help the next generation of entrepreneurs scale or ready-to-scale their ventures. He a strong interest in sustainability, health, and wellness,    

He had been particularly active in supporting the evolution of early-stage business in Canada.  Rick has been engaging top level executives and founders to develop a collective point of view and has adopted a leadership role in advocacy in several various ventures.   

In the spring of 2019, Rick joined DIG360 Consulting Ltd. as a Senior Advisor and recently has established his own advisory. The team and its clients alike have benefitted from his counsel and innovative ideas.  Rick supports these with leadership philosophy and advice on areas that fueled his successes to date: focusing deeply on customer and employee experiences and designing a scalable culture.