Rick’s career has several unique facets to it. After college, Rick initially joined a regional Workers’ Compensation carrier where he acted as a field underwriter in the Southern United States. Rick regularly reminisces of his first insurance job, notably the fact he put almost 100,000 miles on his company issued Ford LTD in his first year traveling his territory. From there, he had the opportunity to join Lloyd’s of London syndicate in London where he worked on reinsurance treaty arrangements for over four years. After gaining this experience, Rick returned home to Denver to work with his father’s wholesale/MGA, Richter-Robb. As Richter-Robb eventually sold, he took a hiatus outside of insurance for almost 8 years where he ran a managed healthcare consulting company with several hundred employees until the company eventually sold in 2002. Afterward, Rick’s heart brought him back into insurance and formed Western Pacific in 2003. His experience, diligent work ethic, and dedication to his employees have grown WestPac to where it is today.
Rick is recognized nationally as an insurance expert in the construction space, proving regularly his ability to produce profitable books of business. He actively testifies on behalf of the construction and insurance industries when various ballot measures are introduced and has a passion for construction because contractors “build the American dream”. Rick’s efforts were recognized in 2014 by Trusted Choice of Colorado with the “Company Person of the Year” award.
Rick is an outdoorsman at heart and a die-hard Denver Broncos fan. He has an unrivaled love for his two families which include his wife and six children, but also WestPac employees.