Rick  Spatz


Spatz began his 30-year career in advertising with Leo Burnett Company, moving to internationally acclaimed D'Arcy, Masius, and Benton & Bowles for a 21-year run in management that included several overseas assignments. He led strategic and advertising development for agency clients that included Procter & Gamble, Mars Inc., Nestle, Roche, Cadbury, Heinz, Union Carbide, and Chi Chi's Mexican Restaurants. Spatz left the U.S. in 1992 to work with D'Arcy overseas as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Account Director on the Mars Inc. business, gaining in-depth, hands-on involvement with most regions of the world, including the initial opening of Russia and China to Western companies.

After living in Belgium and Holland, he moved to Singapore to be Asian Regional Account Director on Mars, P&G, and Roche, working with teams in virtually all countries across Asia. 

Spatz received his bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster and then attended the University of Chicago, earning a master's degree in Russian history and an MBA with a marketing concentration.

Past Executive Director of the Executive Partners Program.