President and Partner
Rick is a dynamic business focused IT Executive who has spent close to 20 years leading large, transformational projects and teams for two of the World’s finest International Financial Institutions. As the Canadian CIO for Macquarie Bank, Rick built an exceptional team of IT professionals responsible for all IT disciplines of Macquarie’s Canadian Retail & Commercial Lending divisions, Retail Brokerage and Global Investing Products divisions. Fortunately for JSL (and our customers), a core team of Rick’s best Macquarie employees followed Rick to JSL.
Rick has led the IT aspects of numerous acquisitions and divestitures, led significant big data, ERP, AML and Compliance Programs. He is also adept at creating and leading large technology roadmaps and strategy engagements and has led large development and support teams ranging from Assembler and COBOL Book of Record legacy applications to cutting edge wireless, voice recognition and internet applications.
If you asked Rick which professional achievement he is most proud of, he would probably say; “What really puts a smile on my face is seeing people engaged and working together. The change in atmosphere is palatable, when you create the conditions for people to work effectively together, and actually enjoy the process, anything is possible and everything gets done with quality…”