Known for his loyalty, drive and strong work ethic, Rick Goossen brings more than 25 years of senior level experience and higher education to his roles as Relationship Manager and Strategic Planning Specialist with Covenant.
Rick has built an extensive network of Christian high net worth entrepreneurs and family/business owners over decades of client work, collaboration, research, lecturing and volunteering.
Rick holds a PhD from Middlesex University (United Kingdom), a Master's of Law from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s of Law from McGill University and a BA (Hons) (First Class) from Simon Fraser University. He is Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization and Director, Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford.
He has written six books and edited five books, translated into multiple languages, which have focused on entrepreneurship and leadership. He does public speaking and teaches courses on the soul of innovation, calling and marketplace effectiveness around the world.
Rick was previously CEO of M&A Capital Corp., working with select companies to provide strategic planning, innovative value creation, business development, and advisory board leadership. Rick has also held positions as director, officer, advisor and shareholder in many industries, including a five year stint in Hong Kong, which included working for Johnson, Stokes & Master, a large law firm, and Hambro Pacific, a merchant bank.
His expertise is used to guide individuals and families on how to connect with holistic financial and advisory services. In addition, he provides specialized advisory services to family businesses, assisting them with transitions, successions and strategic planning.
Secure in his faith, Rick starts each day with prayer and strategic reflection. When not at work, he can be found spending time with his wife and four children. He is also an amateur barista, with minimal latte art skills, running home-based Rick’s Café for family, friends and guests.