Rick is the Founder of Granite Equity and serves as the Managing Partner and CEO, shaping vision and strategy. In prior roles, Rick co-founded Venture Allies, was in general management at Bauerly Companies, and worked for Deloitte & Touche. A graduate of Saint John’s University, Rick also holds an MBA and MPA from Harvard University. In community work, Rick helped build the Anderson Center, a nonprofit dedicated to management and leadership development. He currently serves on the board of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation and the Initiative Foundation, and is a prior board member for CentraCare Health. On a personal note, Rick enjoys time with family, nature and travel, and triathlons with friends.