BiographyRick is an independent director of companies in diverse industries. Rick previously held executive, operational and financial positions at CyberSafe, Wall Data and PACCAR and is the former Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Seattle office. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Scottsdale Healthcare, a three-hospital system in Scottsdale, AZ. He serves on the board of directors of Univar Inc., an international chemical distributor, Flow International (NASDAQ : FLOW), a machine tool manufacturer, and Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO), an intellectual property company. He served on the board of Shurgard Self Storage (NYSE: SHU), an REIT until August 2006 when it was sold to Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), aQuantive (NASDAQ: AQNT), an on line marketing company, until it was sold to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in August 2007, PopCap Games, a casual game company until it was sold to Electronic Arts (NASAQ: ERTS) in August 2011 and Premera Blue Cross, a Northwest managed care company from 2000 to 2012.
Rick has an undergraduate degree in business with a major in Accounting from Ohio University, an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and is a CPA in Washington State. The Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors named Rick “Public Company Director of the Year” in 2008. He is married and has two adult children and three grandchildren.