Rick joined Reffett Associates after over 20 years of multi-industry leadership experience in Global Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Reffett, Rick Morales was the Director of Community Engagement & Inclusion at Freescale (later acquired by NXP) where he drove several key corporate employee life cycle initiatives centered around Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Philanthropy, Diversity & Inclusion and employee engagement. In a previous role at Freescale, Rick also led the Global Talent Acquisition team. Before his time at Freescale, Rick also worked for other Fortune 250 companies in Talent Acquisition roles including PepsiCo, USAA and Motorola.
In all of these leadership roles, Rick was the overall talent strategist, executive recruiter and team developer. He prides himself on connecting the right person to the right role. Rick received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Rick was also selected to attend the Leadership Development for HR Professionals Programs at the Center for Creative Leadership and has attended other leadership programs during his time at PepsiCo and USAA. Rick has served on several non-profit boards and was largely responsible for the creation of the Freescale/NXP Foundation, where he served as the Executive Director. In addition, Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girlstart and Breakthrough Austin. Rick, his wife Cleo and children Matthew and Marissa reside in Austin, Texas