Rick has been a venture capitalist, advising and investing in emerging companies, for more than twenty years. He co-founded the Sherpa Trek venture capital fund, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in technology and life science companies. His earlier experience includes venture capital, investment banking and investment research. Rick is founder of Club Entrepreneur, co-founder of MOJO Minnesota and a past President of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association. Rick received his BS and MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.