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VP, Career Development & LinkedIn Specialist

Rick Husted adds a unique perspective to the CS Team.  His job recruiting experience and talents blend well with his entrepreneurial spirit and business ownership background.  Additionally, Rick’s genuine love for mentorship and training provide the ingredients that give him a unique understanding of the client’s needs and the best way to attain their goals. His commitment to excellence comes through in his work with each of his clients.  He has a no nonsense approach that, combined with his consultative skills, achieves results for his clients.       


Rick has over 25 years of experience in business ownership and management and has always strived to be an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word.  After attending Rutgers University, he gained experience with major telecommunication companies including: NJ Bell, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, US West, Cellular One and AT&T Wireless Services.  Rick was co-founder of Discount Airtime Colorado, a successful regional reseller of cellular airtime and equipment as well as the first prepaid wireless service provider in the Colorado market.  At Discount Airtime, he wrote the book on acquiring, training and managing a robust retail and dealer sales network.

 

Rick has built and managed multi-state teams, developing and rolling out new products and systems.  He has worked at a directorship level in operations and sales and was instrumental in acquiring multi million dollar business deals.  As a result, he has dealt successfully with people in many business roles and at all levels of responsibility.  Rick is adept at working well with people, and creating and implementing a shared vision.  He has extensive experience with individuals in many capacities: technical, human resources, sales, operations, and customer service.  Rick also brings to the table experience across multiple industries including recruiting, senior care, mobility equipment, insurance,  satellite communications, and telecommunications, to name a few.  He has experience with businesses experiencing growth as well as those going through mergers and all that is involved in those challenging phases. All of these experiences enable him to work effectively with CS Team clients to effectively achieve their next professional or executive level position.

 

Rick has a strong commitment to giving back to the community and has volunteered his time to lead recovery programs at the Denver Rescue Mission.  He has acted as a mentor and counselor to homeless men and those experiencing difficult life situations.  He also enjoys spending time at HorsePower, a non profit organization which helps challenged kids enjoy the freedom, confidence, and power gained from riding a horse.

 

Rick was born in NJ and he has lived in New England and California prior to landing in his adopted home in Colorado almost 24 years ago.  Whenever possible, he enjoys the company of his grown daughter and teenage granddaughter still living in Vermont.