Rick is an innovation and strategy leader with expertise in identifying, creating, and launching innovative, high-growth opportunities. With his background in entrepreneurship and startups, Rick has developed unique innovation frameworks, strategies, and processes. In addition to creating and launching new startups, Rick has led the launches of over 20 product and service offerings in dozens of countries and in many languages. Rick also extensively volunteers his time to mentor and support promising new startups in southern Utah through early validation and growth stages as part of Dixie State University's Atwood Innovation Plaza. Rick received his Associate of Arts degree from Dixie State University, his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University, and his Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was awarded the Rock and John R. Lebor Family Entrepreneurial Fellowship.