Webb Welcomes Rick Paradis, Director of Development

Rick Paradis comes to Webb from The Angeletti Group, LLC. During his tenure there, Rick served clients including the Antique Boat Museum, Cazenovia College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, SUNY College of Optometry, and SUNY Institute of Technology. Recently, he has focused on planning, implementing, and executing comprehensive capital campaign strategies.

Before joining The Angeletti Group, Rick worked in two successful roles at Drew University. His first was in major gifts following the record setting $82 million Capital Campaign. His territory included Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Atlanta. He then turned his analytical talents toward prospect management and research where he developed and implemented a “best practices” model using “moves management” metrics leading to the planning of Drew’s next comprehensive campaign.

Rick began his career in the financial services industry. As a foreign and domestic equities trader, he rose to Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Inc. Prior to this position, he was a partner at Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc. in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has extensive analytical skills in developing strategic plans and identifying promising fundraising opportunities.

As a volunteer, Rick is a past member of the Parent Committee for the Annual Fund at Morristown-Beard School, where parent participation has increased from 44% to 92%.

Rick and his wife have three children: Ryan, at Skidmore College; Gillian, at Bentley University; and Sean at Burr & Burton Academy.

Rick is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, holds a B.A. in Economics from Lake Forest College and attended graduate school at The American University School for International Service.

Rick officially started at Webb at the beginning of April. Be sure to join us in welcoming him aboard.