Rick Vogel



Rick Vogel is a Partner in the Edmonton office.  In addition to leading search assignments, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Edmonton office, client development and management.


Rick holds a bachelors degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining our firm, Rick spent 20 years in the financial services industry in both Canada and the United States. While in the U.S., Rick owned and operated, as President and Chief Executive Officer, a financial advisory company in South Florida.


His experience in the areas of executive management and leadership, financial services, operational change management, marketing and staff management provides significant value and expertise to his role in executive recruitment. Most recently, Rick was a Principal and Co-Owner of a regional retained executive search firm.


As an executive recruitment professional, Rick has led numerous senior leadership searches for public and private companies, not-for-profit and charitable organizations, municipalities, government as well as many Board recruitments. He has the ability to assess and evaluate the candidate’s personality, potential and pedigree resulting in the right fit for the organization.


Rick’s active community involvement has included the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation (Board of Trustees), the Centre Club (Board of Governors), Alberta Triathlon Association (Vice President), the Minerva Foundation (Executive Board Member) and the Thunderbird Athletic Basketball Association (Treasurer). He is currently the Vice Chair of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.


He is an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and acquired his ICD.D designation. Rick has been engaged by various organizations to consult on governance issues.


Rick has represented Canada in two sports (track & field and triathlon) and continues to be active in cycling, swimming, running, and triathlon.


Rick and Nikki have been married for almost 30 years and have two grown sons Zach and Jordan.

  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science, 1985
  • ICD.D designation, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2013
  • Alberta Venture Fast 50, recognizing Alberta’s fastest growing companies, 2016
  • 6th Place, ITU World Triathlon Age Group Championships (Para Division), 2001
  • Bronze Medal, ITU World Triathlon Age Group Championships (Para Division), 1997
  • Board of Directors, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, 2011 – current
  • Lecturer, Municipal Internship Program, Alberta Municipal Affairs, 2007 – current
  • Edmonton Yeti Volleyball Club, Coach, 2008 and 2009
  • Crestwood Junior High School Senior Boys Basketball Coach, 2008 and 2009
  • Alberta Triathlon Association, Vice President, 2008
  • University Hospitals Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1994 – 1999
  • Minerva Foundation, Executive/Board of Directors, 1996 – 1999
  • Edmonton Centre Club, Board of Governors, 1992 – 1995
Featured in Alberta Venture Magazine, Make It To The Top Of The Corporate Ladder With These Seven Strategies, May 2012

“Pursuing excellence in life means working to improve health, personal relationships, community contribution and business accomplishments. Doing this on a daily basis makes every day worthwhile.”

– Rick


“We are extraordinary. We demand multi-talented leadership. We will know it when we see it. These were all phrases that Rick was familiar with. He understands the meaning of ‘Entrepreneur’ and he helped us to define our needs with discerning inquiry and insightful discussions. He is sincere, a straight shooter, and we felt that we received the full story about all candidates that we were to consider.  Rick found the right one for us.”

Chief Operating Officer