Richard H. Ross
Founder/CEO Ross Results, Inc.
Rick is a coach, executive mentor, clinical therapist and executive leader. He has held chief C-Level leadership positions with private, public and not-for-profit technology and service organizations. His career spans thirty years in corporations, including Exxon Corp, Philips NV, and DRS Technologies, in positions ranging from sales and business development to president and CEO. Domestically and internationally, Rick has stewarded organizations through joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, integrations and ultimately, cultural transformations. This global exposure has guided his professional skills and enhanced his insight on diversity in the workplace. In addition to providing performance coaching and mentoring, Rick is a keynote motivational speaker, who can facilitate senior-level workshops and leadership retreats. He also serves on committees and corporate advisory boards in support of the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
Rick has always been enamored with the people process and with the intricacies involved in reaching high-performance results. He credits his considerable corporate successes to the human spirit and to the people he has met along the way, rather than to the substantial investment in capital assets that he has made in companies he has run. In 1998, Rick founded Ross Results, Inc., an idea born in his early days in corporate America. Ross Results' mission is to deliver extraordinary human performance results to individuals, teams and organizations through coaching, mentoring and training services. Most recently, to provide employee assistance programs for clients, Rick has formed an association with a practice specializing in the more traditional psychotherapeutic range of interventions, aimed at employees and organizational principals. He sees this association as a communal imperative and a natural evolution of the mission of Ross Results.
Rick has a BBA in marketing behavior from Pace University in New York, a clinical master's degree in social work from Fordham University and a postgraduate certification in family systems. He has also received a certificate in executive coaching from Results Coaching Systems in Australia. In addition, Rick is certified in the Extended DISK and emotional intelligence corporate assessment tools for personality. He is also an active member in the National Association of Social Workers.
Rick is married and has two children. He and his family reside in Bergen County, New Jersey.
"I saw an angel in the granite and kept chipping away until I set it free".