Rick has been a business development professional for over 30 years. Having worked in multiple industries, including Insurance, where he started his career after college as a commercial lines underwriter for The Hartford Insurance Group. Rick spent the bulk of his business development career as vice president of business development at a large woman-owned national contracting company, where he was tasked to enhance business growth by seeking new growth areas, cross-selling new products to existing clients, generating ideas for new products to respond to changing customer needs, and seeking a diversified portfolio by expanding the product line offerings. Rick was a direct report to the company President & CEO and worked closely with her daily to help identify and explore potential growth areas. In his tenure at the firm total company revenues increased from $8,000,000 to $118,000,000 (1993 to 2020). Rick has been an active member in many trade organizations, having served in all executive roles, including serving multiple terms as a member of various Boards of Directors, Association Treasurer, association Vice President, and association President. In addition, Rick has served as a Committee Chair for marketing committees, education committees, and membership committees. Rick brings a wide breadth of knowledge to his role as President & CEO of PayerWatch and is excited to work with such an incredible group of clinical and legal professionals in our quest to help our healthcare provider clients prevent denials and win appeals to adverse insurance company denials.