Rick DeRose

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Practice Lead, Technology

Rick is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and executive search leader on a mission to unleash human potential. As co-founder and managing partner of Acertitude, he is building a reimagined executive search firm founded on the principle that clients’ interests — always — come first.

Also the firm’s Technology practice lead, Rick brings over 20 years of experience to his role as a leadership advisor to CEOs and senior executives of private equity firms and technology companies, spanning AI, data & analytics, communications, cybersecurity, digital, IT services, and SaaS. Rick and his team are also highly specialized in running CIO, CISO, and CTO searches and in supporting value-creation, growth, restructuring, carve-out scenarios.

Acertitude’s success expands on Rick’s role as founder of TEG Consulting, an Acertitude company specialized in management search across technology, healthcare, and professional services.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Rick progressed through an array of leadership roles at Cable & Wireless Communications.

He earned an MBA, Finance from Drexel University, and a B.S., Accounting from St. Joseph’s University.
Rick is devoted to board work across an array of corporate and charitable pursuits, including global executive search associations, his alma mater, and spiritual and mindfulness organizations.

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