Rick joined the Willis Group Companies in September 2010 and brings with him over 15 years of leadership experience and success in the IT staffing industry. Rick's reputation as a forward-thinker and innovator in the industry has allowed him to build world-class delivery organizations as well as industry-leading offerings to meet a wide range of client needs on a national scale. Rick is responsible for the overall strategic and financial management of Genuent including the entry into new markets and verticals, development of new offerings, and the establishment of key partner and channel relationships.
Prior to joining the Willis Group, Rick served as Regional Vice President with Modis, where he was responsible for the Central Region, which he grew above $70 million in top line revenue. Mr. Roberts was an integral player and a driving force in the development and implementation of a number of process measurement and improvement initiatives, and associated systems and tools, which were adopted across the Modis enterprise. His expertise in sales and recruiting best practices and process management contributed extensively to the success of his region and beyond.
In 1995, Rick entered the IT staffing and services market in a dual Sales and Recruiting function with Renaissance Worldwide. During his tenure there, his aptitude for process and team management was apparent and he was tasked with the establishment of team objectives, metrics, and measurement as well as providing guidance and management to his team. Within 4 years, Rick personally had over 70 consultants billing.
He was recruited by iBase Consulting in 1999 as a Branch Director where he launched its Dallas office with no existing presence or resources. Rick personally developed the branch operations and business plan. His recruiting, marketing, and management efforts resulted in the office attaining profitability within 90 days and reaching $5 million in annualized revenue within 24 months.
Rick holds a Bachelors and Masters in Business and Education from Texas Tech University.