Ric is on a mission to help others create more meaning in their lives. He left a 20-year career as a manager in IT after a large company acquired his boss’ startup with the promise that they would not change the culture. After the transaction, the two company cultures were more at odds than ever. The startup ultimately closed its doors. People lost jobs, the parent company lost money, and everyone lost faith in the 2+2=5 scenario that is frequently promised during M&A efforts.
After that, Ric put his master’s degree in psychology to work and opened a private psychotherapy practice focused on working with executives and couples. This personal, gritty work led Ric to develop a methodology for personal and professional growth that is the basis for Touchbase Services. He is a father of 2 kids and an avid trail runner and musician.
Ric is the Founder and CEO of Touchbase Services where he and his team work to help integrate teams into a singular culture during M&A, high-growth, or market contraction. Their methods can be unbundled to provide smaller, incremental improvements in manager effectiveness, employee engagement, and ultimately, improved outcomes like more profitability, bigger ROI, and higher productivity.