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Rick from Minneapolis is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Accelerating Innovation.’.

Rick Hardy has a unique set of skills and a professional background which provides a strong foundation in engineering, business administration and management, with a particular focus on the healthcare and technology sectors. He brings over 12 years of experience from his various positions at Optum, Infogroup, Thomson Corporation, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, and Hewlett-Packard, such as COO, CEO, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Engineering Program Manager, Corporate Strategy, General Manager, Business Development, Senior Director, Global Strategy, Senior Manager, and Engineering Manager. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Hardy looks forward to uniting and transforming Minnesota, particularly within the healthcare and technology sectors. He is excited to make a meaningful impact in his home state and help it reach its full potential.

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Rick's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Rick’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Rick will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Rick’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Rick likely is eager to challenge others with high expectations.


Show confidence in your product, even if Rick pushes back. Be prepared to respond to feedback quickly and explain how your product will have a measurable impact on his work.

What comes naturally to Rick

  • Enjoying argument and debate

  • Getting frustrated if someone is late to a meeting

  • Working independently to meet a deadline


Rick tends to be intense, assertive, and confident. They are focused on improving results, tending to direct others and share ways to improve. Be direct and logical when addressing them.

When speaking to Rick

  • Expect conversation to move quickly

  • Be direct when you disagree

  • Assert yourself with confidence


Rick loves taking on big projects and setting ambitious goals. They are a direct, decisive leader who prioritizes measurable results and finds thrill in improvement. They thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that allows him plenty of room for growth and personal achievement.

What motivates Rick

  • Competition & winning

  • Leading the group

  • Professional growth


Rick has the tendency to push back on anything they disagree with. They are often focused on achieving goals and maintaining results. Though they can seem intimidating to some people, their respect can be easily earned through direct and honest dialogue.

When working with Rick

  • Expect some healthy competition

  • Produce measurable results

  • Expect him to adapt quickly to change

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Rick’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Rick’s online activity.

Engineering Program Manager

Optum Insight

Corporate Strategy

General Manager

Business Development

Senior Director

Global Strategy

Senior Manager

Engineering Manager



Engineering Program Manager

Optum Insight

Corporate Strategy

General Manager

Business Development

Senior Director

Global Strategy

Senior Manager

Engineering Manager



We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youOptumfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Rick extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense

Digital Transformation
Daycare Management

Contracting details
Concrete evidence



Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting

Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence




Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting

Data science
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking



Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting

Landscape Painting
Design Methodology

Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech



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0/5 Unkown
1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader

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