Rick Maier is a Partner with Gilman Partners and specializes in C-suite searches across all disciplines with a particular focus on those related to Executive Leadership, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations and Talent Management.
Rick joined Gilman Partners in 2012 from Snap Vector Consulting, where he advised privately-held companies on finance, operational and product pricing issues and provided coaching to executives.
Immediately prior to founding Snap Vector, Rick was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Global Fastening Solutions where, among other things, he initiated significant cost and working capital reductions and successfully repositioned its largest international market.
Rick spent most of his career with LaSalle Bank where he served at its CFO and later, as Manager of its Cincinnati Regional Office. As a member of that bank’s Leveraged Finance Group in the mid-1990s, he developed relationships with nationwide private equity firms, originated and structured credit transactions and managed the financial restructuring of several highly leveraged companies.
Over the course of his career, Rick directly managed a wide variety of business functions including sales, marketing, customer service, operations, inventory, demand planning, logistics, product distribution, sourcing, information technology, legal, finance and treasury.
Rick is a CPA and earned his degrees at The Ohio State University (Bachelors of Administrative Science) and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Masters of Management). He serves on the Advisory Board of The Malibu Group and is a member and former president of the Association for Corporate Growth – Cincinnati Chapter.