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Richard Anthony, Sr.

Rick Anthony is founder and Managing Director of  THE SOLUTIONS NETWORK, Inc., a full service management consulting firm specializing in business advisory services, human resource management and performance improvement. He has over 35 years of experience as a manager and counselor to senior management. He is an accomplished speaker on managing human resources and intellectual capital to accomplish business objectives.

His book, Organizations, People & Effective Communication, was published in 2008 by University Readers Press.

He has extensive consulting experience with clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The range of clients has included startups to Fortune 100 companies. His areas of specialization include: strategic and operations planning, organization and individual development, executive coaching, team building, organizational and employee communication, employee research, labor-management relations, compensation and benefits implementation, culture change and change management.

Much of his consulting involves diagnostic analysis, coaching, teambuilding and working with groups of managers to establish clarity and priorities around strategic and operational issues.

Rick began his career as a teacher and as a creative writer in advertising and public relations. Prior to founding SOLUTIONS, he had been Chairman and CEO of the Alexander Consulting Group’s U.S. consulting unit, where he established the firm’s Global Organizational Effectiveness consulting practice, and Vice President and Principal of Towers Perrin, one of the world’s largest human resource management consulting firms.

While with Towers Perrin, he was a Communication Consulting Practice Leader, National Flexible Compensation Practice Leader and Manager of Corporate Staffing and Development. He was responsible for all professional training and had a staff of six trainers and instructional designers.

He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Villanova University where he teaches courses in Organizational and Leadership Communication, Entrepreneurialism and Managing the Intergenerational Workforce. In 2007, he co-authored a chapter in a book titled After Sixty: Marketing to Baby Boomers Reaching Their Big Transition Years.

He is a member of several professional groups, including the Council of Communication Managers. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. He is a founding member of the New Product Development Consortium, Inc., New York; a founder and director of, an Internet company dedicated to enriching the lives of the nation’s 73 million grandparents and their grandchildren; founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a group of successful business people focused on starting, buying or turning around companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Radnor Studio 21 and hosts two cable television talk shows, “The Entrepreneurs Network” and “30 Minutes with Rick Anthony.”