Rick DeRose

Founder + Managing Partner

Rick’s journey to founding Acertitude was fueled by his passion for helping people achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams. An entrepreneur at heart, Rick is driven to chart a new course, challenging the traditional business models that were failing to address the increasing risks clients’ face with outside hiring and executive performance.

As founder + managing partner, Rick leads our team’s delivery of a superior experience for global business leaders in their search for executive talent and sustainable talent solutions. He brings a track record of helping companies align future business goals to their talent strategy to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of every client.

Rick offers proven expertise in telecommunications, technology, private equity, and professional services. As technology continues to transform our world at a rapid pace, he advises clients across a range of industries on leadership selection for their IT function, consulting on how influential trends in digital, mobility, cloud, big data, security, and the customer experience are redefining the skills and expertise needed.

Rick serves on several boards of telecom and technology companies throughout the US and has been a guest speaker at The World Executive Search Congress. Previously, he served as managing partner of ITP Worldwide, a global network specializing in senior level searches for multinational high technology organizations. His charitable interests are many and include Food for the Poor, The MS Society, and The Ronald McDonald House.

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