Rick DeMarco

Rick is a strategic business leader with a proven track record of motivating and inspiring people to achieve exceptional results in a changing environment.  He has held senior leadership roles in industry leading companies like Carrier, KitchenAid, and HP in marketing, general management, sales, human resources, and accounting.

He is a leader and expert in the emerging field of internal brand alignment and employee engagement and recently led those efforts at Hewlett Packard, the largest technology company in the world.

In addition to his technical skills and experience in B2B, B2C, small companies, large companies, and product and service companies, he is an expert in leadership effectiveness and team dynamics.  He co-founded a leadership consulting company, along with noted leadership expert Mike Singletary, former all pro middle linebacker with the Chicago Bears and NFL Hall of Famer.

He has a passion for leveraging the power of employees to deliver the brand promise and business strategy to the market and his unique multi-disciplinary background positions him to develop strategies and plans that are relevant to all functional areas of an organization.

More Interesting Things to Know About Rick

Now playing: Elvis Presley and the Eagles
Hero: My Dad, who died 10 years ago never let the world defeat him.  He beat cancer 4 times before it won and always provided both emotionally and physically for those he loved.
Favorite quote: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
Rarely known fact: I was a voice major at the University of Illinois for 2 weeks
Favorite indulgence: I love ice cream and movies
Actor who would play you in a movie: Ray Romano
Happy place: On a golf course with my wife keeping me company on the cart
What drives me: My Three non-negotiable core values are Integrity (honor, honesty, strength of character), Impact (making a difference, changing the world, creating a legacy), and Spirituality (moral compass, belief in a higher purpose, faith)

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