Prior to joining Blue Stream, Rick was Managing Director of the State of Ohio’s business promotion office in Tel Aviv. He has also served as assistant general counsel to Israel Aircraft Industries and Assistant to the Director General of Israel's Ministry of Justice, dealing specifically with international legal issues. Prior to moving to Israel, Rick served as an attorney with the New York law firm of Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin). Rick graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in political science, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the Columbia University Law School. He is married with five children and three grandchildren.