Rick joined Gregory & Appel in 2017 as the Executive Director of International Business. Rick started and managed a Japanese company in the automotive sector in Indiana as the CEO for the first 30 years of his career. He followed that with 4 years in the non-profit industry and has for the past few years been advising Japanese and American companies on strategic plans to enter the US and Japan markets. Most recently Rick has worked with Mike Pence on the State’s foreign direct investment initiatives as Special Advisor to the Governor-Asia. Rick brings to G&A a long history of working with international companies having done business in over 25 countries and worked in the Japanese corporate manufacturing environment. Rick was raised in Japan and is bi-lingual and bi-cultural.