Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Rick McPherson

Former Vice President
T-Mobile, USA

Company Description

Companies have been in wireless, landline and cable provider communications and entertainment. All have been fast paced changes with growth, mergers, downsizing and de-regulation. Am now on the Board of Directors of a small family owned business and so involved with entrepeneurship.

Job Description

Corporate strategy, finance and operations at the executive level for past 14 years. Corporate Services functions have included real estate, IT, risk management, procurement, and supply chain. Functions managed have included strategic planning, finance, line operations and staff operations.

Employment History

2005-Present: Instructor in the Business Schools at the University of Washington and Seattle University
2004-Present: Board of Directors, Alpine Evergreen, Inc.
2003 - 2005: Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities Management, T-Mobile USA
2003: Partner, Strategic Planning and Consulting Services, Transaction Services, Cresa Partners
2000-2002: Vice President of Corporate Services, AT&T Broadband
1997-2000: Executive Director, Corporate Services and Real Estate, MediaOne Group
1991-1997: Director, Property Management, US West, Inc.
1985-1991: Area Manager - Materials Management; Distribution Operations, US West, Inc.
1979-1985: District Manager, Physical Distribution; National Product Scheduling, Mountain Bell & AT&T Information Systems

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rick-mcpherson/3/727/53b

Education

MBA, University of Denver
BABA, with honors, Arizona State University
Certified Facilitator - problem solving and process improvement
Licensed Real Estate Broker - Colorado
Licensed Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilot - FAA
Certified Sailboat Captain - US Sailing Association

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

At Seattle U or at coffee shops/ restaurants