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Since 2014, Rick has served as a San Diego Vistage Chair.
Since 1957, Vistage has made a difference by bringing together groups of successful executives across a broad array of industries. The goal: more success. Each group is designed to help members help each other improve their businesses and their lives. Our professionally facilitated advisory peer groups dig deep on challenging and important issues.

For more information on becoming a member of Rick's Vistage Peer Advisory Group, please click here.

Products & Services

As the founder of 501 Connections, Inc. and a San Diego Vistage Chair, Rick is a genuine 21st century people connector and game changer. He understands and practices sales and marketing like few others do. As a successful entrepreneur, Rick creates turnkey products, like QuoteActions, Link Power Now, Rock-IT Referrals, and YIKES! Workshops.

Are you happy with your marketing results?

How many new contacts have you turned into revenue? Rick has created a fabulous tool that turns business cards into $100 bills

The tool is called QuoteActions.

  • It’s an automated product using a web-based email delivery system.

  • It’s turnkey and maintenance free.

  • It allows you to quickly start filling your sales pipeline creating more revenue and profits!

  • QuoteActions helps you turn your suspects into prospects, prospects into clients and clients into raving fans

  • This affordable Client Relationship Management program not only solves your “I don’t have time to stay in touch” problem, but also makes a consistent positive impression.

Click here to find out more about QuoteActions.​

Live Presentations


One of Rick’s passions is to do live presentations. Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers states that the best way to achieve international stardom is to spend 10,000 hours honing your skills. Rick has spent more than 30,000 hours honing his speaking skills.


His YIKES! Workshops have been presented around the globe. Rick masterfully blends online and offline networking to help businesses increase their revenues.



Rick is a regular presenter at SCORE San Diego. In addition, consider Rick for a speaker at your next event:

  • Conference Headline Presenter

  • Seminar Leader

  • Event Speeches

  • Expo Roundtables

  • Keynote Addresses

  • In-house Company Training

Rick regarding a customized presentation.


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Link Power Now Coaching Tutorials
Are you ready to triple the number of referrals you give and receive?

Are you ready:

  • To get on LinkedIn . . . and haven’t a clue why it would be good for your business?

  • On LinkedIn? And not sure what to do with it?

  • A member of a networking organization like BNI, LeTip, 6 Degrees or others and want to triple the number of referrals you give and receive?

  • A small business owner looking for a way to increase your revenues through referral marketing?

  • A solo-preneur seeking new ways to add word-of-mouth strategies to get new business?

  • A sales representative who needs a steady stream of new contacts?

If you fit in any of the above,  click here to find out more about Rick’s Link Power Coaching.

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Rock-IT! Referrals is a proven system to skyrocket referrals.

LinkedIn’s powerful database combined with technology tools for screen sharing, content short cuts and online calendar scheduling create a maxed-out, cost-effective, time-saving way to quadruple the number of targeted referrals you get from people you know. Get video tutorials, “how to” eBook and template guide with resources.  Email Rick to learn more about Rock IT! Referrals.

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