Rick is the Chief Operations Officer at Agriculture Capital, focused on the development and performance of all the assets owned by AC’s funds.
Rick brings over 25 years of experience to Agriculture Capital. Prior to joining the AC team, Rick spent most of his career with the Wonderful Company where he worked with various crops including citrus, almonds, pistachios, grapes, and pomegranates. He also spent over five years in the carrot industry working for Bolthouse Farms. Rick has filled many different executive roles and developed vast experience from the field all the way through sales and marketing. Rick has also had a focus on mergers and acquisitions in his career. Many of these M&A projects resulted in his directly running acquired businesses through integration.
Rick has been part of the creation and development of some of the ag industry’s largest vertically integrated businesses. He feels the key to a successful agriculture business is creating a company culture that empowers all levels of the organization, treats everyone with respect, and embraces the local communities.
Rick has served on many boards for a variety of organizations, including a current board seat with the California Agriculture Leadership Foundation. A nearly lifelong California Central Valley resident, he currently lives in Bakersfield where also earned a degree in business administration from CSU-Bakersfield.