"Success is a TeamGame"

Rick Loewenstein is a leader who leverages the power of strategic relationships to build consensus, motivate, and impact growth, corporate culture, and success. His extensive executive leadership career spans a multitude of sectors including private and nonprofit healthcare, human services, and the food industry.

Leading national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Pediatric Nursing, and Catastrophic Injury Care. Serving over 3,300 clients including children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Currently operating in 10 states with more than 3500 employees.

Chief Strategy and Growth Officer
August 2015 to September 2019
Identified and implemented strategies for new market entry including contract acquisition, payer network development, community and stakeholder engagement, government relations, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Integral member of leadership team responsible for:

  • Expanding ABA services 1200% from 230 children to more than 3,300
  • Increasing national expansion 400% from 2 to 10 states
  • Creating and co-leading acquisition team from negotiation and due diligence through integration
  • Developing and launching CentriaCares, a corporate social responsibility initiative and Centria Clinical Summit, a national clinical continuing education program
  • Leading all center-based grand opening activity, and represents the company as a media spokesperson

Award-winning provider of innovative, high-quality services for people with disabilities and their families through community-based residential and support programs, in-home respite care, advocacy, recreation, and inclusion.

Chief Executive Officer
July 2008 to May 2015
Led organization with $12 million operating budget and 300 employees, achieving award winning recognition for organizational excellence. Built and developed strong staff and board leadership team.

  • Guided JARC through transformational leadership change from first Executive Director
  • Initiated and executed four-year strategic plan; priorities included common vision, succession planning, endowment, financial stability, and program growth
  • Launched a four-year, $20 million campaign and first planned giving program
  • Created and implemented growth strategy increasing revenue by 33%
  • Initiated and led merger discussions with other regional non-profits
  • Established a revenue generating social enterprise to ensure long-term financial stability

Awards: Detroit Free Press Top Workplace in Michigan (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Corp! Magazine 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Engineering Society of Detroit Design Award (2010), Jewish Fund’s Robert Sosnick Award for Excellence (2009), ARC of Oakland County Agency of the Year (2012).

115 year-old internationally recognized educational community comprising Cranbrook Schools, Academy of Art, Museums of Art and Natural History, and historic House and Gardens.

Chief Advancement Officer
2002 to 2008
Directed multi-level team driving Cranbrook’s advancement, external affairs, public, corporate, government, and foundation relations, planned-giving, major gifts, communications, special events, and community collaborations.

  • Launched and implemented first community-wide, $150 million comprehensive campaign 
  • Exceeded campaign goal by $30 million and completed 2 years ahead of schedule
  • Developed and implemented yearlong programming celebrating Cranbrook’s Centennial

One of the nation’s oldest and largest food banks distributing donated and surplus food through 4 regional distribution centers serving 400 agencies in 6 Michigan counties.

President
1999 to 2002
President-elect 1998
Oversaw operation of $6.5 million food bank, 40 employees and 7,500 volunteers. Developed new strategic collaborations to increase food donations, donor contributions, and public awareness further establishing Gleaners as a community asset.

  • Successfully led organization through transformational leadership change from founder
  • Initiated, developed and implemented a comprehensive five-year strategic plan
  • Increased food distribution by 64% from 14 million to more than 23 million pounds
  • Grew donor gifts by 90% from $1,369,000 to $2,600,000 annually
  • Built endowment fund from $75,000 to more than $3 million
  • Led the acquisition of a regional food bank

LOEWENSTEIN ENTERPRISES, currently named Chef ’s Pride Holiday Foods
Taylor, Michigan
Vice President 1993 to 1997

SPRINGFIELD FOODSERVICE CORP, now Performance Food Group
Springfield, Massachusetts
Regional Sales Manager 1989 to 1992

LOEWY ENTERPRISES, INC., Little Caesars Pizza franchisee
Brockton, Massachusetts
President 1986 to 1989

LITTLE CAESAR ENTERPRISES
Detroit, Michigan
National Community
Marketing Manager 1982 to 1985