Experience: Makarios Consulting, ACAC Fitness, Interdigital Communications, Alco Standard, IKON Office Solutions, GenCorp, Depauw University, AT Kearney
Roles: President, CEO, General manager, COO, Executive VP Corporate Affairs, Director of Communications
Education: M.B.A. Finance & Marketing – University of Chicago
B.A. History & English – DePauw University
Rip joined Trilogy Partners in 2013, bringing with him more than 35 years of leadership experience as a senior executive in a wide range of public and private companies. He is highly regarded as an effective team builder and leader with a proven ability to lead change, grow organizations and deliver strong results in intensely competitive industries.
Rip works with business owners and their leadership teams to help them get what they want from their businesses. His expertise is in strategy, execution and leadership development. He is actively engaged in coaching leaders in business, higher education, and in the non-profit arena. He is a certified EOS® Implementer who works with a wide range of private and public companies and non-profit organizations to help them clarify their vision, gain traction in implementing that vision by driving successful execution of their growth plans, and build healthy and effective leadership teams to sustain strong performance. He and colleague, Tim Thomas, are the authors of the newly released book: “Leading on Purpose – Sage Advice and Practical Tools for Becoming the Complete Leader”.
Rip is also a project faculty member at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works with MBA students on international strategy and marketing projects and with leadership teams of international companies to help them strengthen their leadership effectiveness, sharpen their business strategies, and execute to deliver superior results.
During the past 15 years, Rip has held senior leadership roles in three Philadelphia area companies. From 1994—1996, he was a senior executive with Alco Standard (now known as Ricoh Office Solutions). He then joined InterDigital Communications, where he was a member of the senior executive team of that King of Prussia-based wireless technology developer for 10 years. He served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer from 2001—2005. During those years, the NASDAQ listed company quintupled its market value. More recently, he led a multi-million dollar fitness and wellness business in the Philadelphia region as its general manager, working with the leadership team to double the business’s earnings.
Passionate about community service, Rip served for 11 years as the President of the Berwyn, PA Fire Company and just completed a two-year term as Chair of the Board of the YMCA of the Upper Main Line. He is the Treasurer of the MidAtlantic Employers Association.