Rick is a renowned business leader in the New York advertising community and has worked in digital media and technology for over 20 years. His vast vertical experience spans from branded content and influencer marketing to programmatic and CTV. Rick has helped build companies from start-ups to multibillion-dollar enterprises and most recently served as the GM of Digital Client Solutions at Nielsen. Earlier, he held commercial leadership posts at leading digital companies, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, iHeartMedia and Rocket Fuel. Rick is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ad Club of New York, the first advertising trade org founded in 1896, celebrating its 125th year.
Rick’s active industry experience includes a four-time juror for the IAB MIXX Awards, President of 212NYC and a founding member of the Digital Content Newfronts. He currently sits on the Board of Harmony Program, a non-profit which provides music education to NYC’s underserved communities. For seven years, he was the Benefit Chair for non-profit Young Audiences NY, which funds performing arts programming for NYC public schools. Rick is a proud native New Yorker who graduated from the LaGuardia HS of the Arts and holds a BA from Carnegie Mellon University.Member Directory